Radical Desciple, The Story of Father Pfleger (58 min)
Directed by Bob Hercules
Regarded as a hero by many and a renegade by some in the Catholic Church hierarchy, Michael Pfleger, longtime pastor of Chicago’s St. Sabina parish, has consistently used the power of his pulpit to battle social inequity, engaging in high profile campaigns to end drug-dealing, prostitution and exploitation of liquor and tobacco companies. Radical Disciple captures the charisma of the crusading priest and his controversial ‘gospel of the streets’ while exploring the larger issues of tensions between the Church and its African-American flock.
Festival Screening: Friday, February 25th, 2011, approx. 8:40 pm