The Chicago Film List is curated by me, Robert Bruce Carter. I'm an independent filmmaker (writer/director) in Chicago. I had been thinking about starting the newsletter for over year, as a way to help bring the sometimes disconnected Chicago film community together.
In my experience, there were a lot of great events and organizations out there that a lot of people, especially people who were new to the scene, didn't know about. I finally got the idea off the ground in March 2017 when I started a job at an email marketing company and needed a personal project to work on while I learned the platform.