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Notre Dame's "Observer" interviews director

On the eve of the screening of Band of Sisters at the University of Notre Dame, the Observer (the student-run, daily print and online newspaper) caught up with director and Notre Dame alumna Mary Fishman for an interview. Senior and editor Courtney Cox asked the questions and wrote a fine piece about the film and U.S. women religious: Scene interviews Mary Fishman

WBEZ Interviews Mary Fishman and Sister Margaret Galiardi

Rick Kogan, host of Chicago Public Radio's "Afternoon Shift," interviewed director Mary Fishman and Sister Margaret Galiardi on the eve of the second run of Band of Sisters at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The live interview aired November 15 on WBEZ, 91.5 FM, as the last segment of Rick's show: stream it from the WBEZ website.

Benefit Concert for Detained Immigrants

The Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants is sponsoring a benefit concert on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm in LaGrange Park, IL. Sisters of Mercy Pat Murphy and JoAnn Persch helped found the group in their quest to provide pastoral care and other support for detained immigrants. This committee and their work is featured in Band of Sisters.

National Catholic Reporter highlights Band of Sisters

Heidi Schlumpf of the National Catholic Reporter was in the audience for the world premiere screening of Band of Sisters on September 14 at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. The next day she interviewed director Mary Fishman about her reasons for making the film and her experiences during the 8-year process. 

http://ncronline.org/news/women-religious/documentary-us-nuns-chronicles-their-transformation-world-citizens

Band of Sisters to return to the Gene Siskel Film Center

The world premiere run of Band of Sisters (September 14-20, 2012) in Chicago at the renowned Gene Siskel Film Center was sold out every night to enthusiastic audiences! Many people who wanted to attend were unable to get tickets, and others would like to see Band of Sisters again. So the film will be back by popular demand at the Gene Siskel Film Center for another run November 16-21 (the week before Thanksgiving). For more information: http://bandofsistersmovie.com/node/65

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