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It was incredibly profound and moving. It really stayed with me for a couple of days, which is what great films should do. I was extremely moved by Ben's extraordinary journey and feel like the film is heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time.
Colleen Bell


 

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Carl Ruzicka
Pat & Christine Ward


500-999
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Trap Door Theater
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Martin & Anne Woywod
Zita & Oni Yorro

100-499
Brittany & Michael Abbate
Melissa & Mike Acciari
Thomas and Joann Adler Family Foundation
Glenn Aldinger MD
Kirk & Gina Anderson
Susan Anderson
Anonymous
Edward & Cathy Atkins
Ellen Barish
Christine Baron
Tom & Sally Basting
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The Goldring Foundation
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Jane Miller
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Rachel Affrunti
Anita Anderson
Michele Anderson
Dana Artress
David Ashdown
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Alan Barnes
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Nancy Chuck
Michael Clark
Benedikte Claussen
Amy Clements
Linda Comninos
Jennifer & Mark Connolly
Chrissy & Mike Cornell
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Sara Crawford
Maureen Curley
Patrick DeLacey
Parry Dent
Colin & Susan Derdeyn
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Francesca DiBrito
Miriam Dick
Kristi Dietz
Elizabeth DiVirgilio
Doctors' Denture Systems
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Mary Ely Brennan
Burton & Sandra Epstein
Mary Erb
Keri & Doug Falls
George & Miriam Famy
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Ann Gilman
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Sarah Hallas
David Handler
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Tammy Hardy
Scott Haren
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Suzanne Head
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Robert & Starr Herman
Carrie Hoefer
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Donna Hunter
Stacy Cohen & Jonathan Jaffery
Laurie Jenkins
Grant Jonen
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John Kachoris
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Bryna Kanarek
Kevin Kane
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Ralph Lewis
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Anne McManus
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Athol Nicol
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Kathy Oakes
Gretchen & Peter Olszak
William Orr
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Sue Paige
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Janis Peltier
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Powerful Partnering
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Katrina Pycha
Daniel Ramberg
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Kyle Reagan
Jeff Reed
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Kerry Reid
Marjorie Resnick-Blickman
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Patricia Robinson
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Linda Roman
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Ken Saunders
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Jennifer Schutte
David & Tina Schwartz
Hope Shamberg
Julie Sharpe
Theresa Shay
Burnette Sheffield
Vanessa Shipley
DJ Siegman
Vivian Silva
Dorie Silverman
Peri Silverman
Edmond Sistek
Kristie Skor
Brian Smith
Mary Ellen Sobule
Hans Soderquist
Barry Soloman
Dominick Spada
Kirsten Stafne
Rick Stapp
Corrinne Stavish
Amy Stern
Chaim Stern
April Stillmacher
Penny & Jerry Sugarman
Michael & Mary Sundman
Joshua Swartz
Stephanie Sweet
Barbara Tomin
Silvana Tosic
Anthony Touart
John & Carol Toussaint
Jesse Travis
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Shaun Tucker
Scott Turner
Caroline & Paul Vickrey
Dianne & Michael Walsh
Karl Weekes
Heather Weidman
Barry Wein & Sarah Byer
Esther Weiss
Chance & Laura Welfare
Jonathan Wilkendorf
Lisa Wilson
John & Mary Ann Winchester
Eric Winzenried
Madeline Witte
Brooke Woellner
Ann Wolfe & Ed Wohl
Thomas Wolfe
Cassie Wolfgram
Wolf-Mattick Glass Studio
Debra Yates
Tim Yauck
Laura Zinger
John Zwadaich


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Karen Adler
Jack Ambler
James & Sharon Andrews
Anonymous
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Geoffrey Antheunis
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Bonnie Berman
Timon Bernstein
Jenny Boeder
Linda Bohanon
Karen Borchert
Faye Brenner
Katie & Sean Brown
Catherine Burke
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Circle Family Care
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Rachel Franke
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Stephen Haggerty
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Dan & Wanda Hutchins
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Erica Kast
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Jack & Caron Knopoff
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Daniel & Shirley Lee
Tom Lee
Michelle Leibovitz
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Julie & Alan Levy
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Barbara Mahany
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Thomas & Margaret McGuire
Edward & Donna Miskell
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Carrie Ruzicka
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Jonathan Samuels
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Jim Slanger
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James Stebbins
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Paul Streiner
Nicolina Tack
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Lorna Theis
Tracy Thomas
Heidi & Gary Van Deutsch
Mary Walker
Abbie Jarmon & Erik Westra
Don Woodlock
Joanne Yorro
Antoinette & Richard Zott


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Frank & Judy Adamo
Aesthetic Apparatus
Al Dente
Allegro Chicago
Anonymous
The Apple Frame Studio
Aroma Workshop
Art + Science
Michelle Arya
Athenaeum Theater
Atwood Café
Aware Records
Asquared Management
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Barton Beers, Ltd.
Florence Bell
Linda Bell
Bell Studio
Bolingbrook Golf Club
Bouffe
Brickermade
Greg Brown
Bubbles Academy
Caffe Baci
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Chicago Architecture Foundation
Chicago Children's Theater
Chicago Hot Glass
Chicago Neighborhood Tours
Chicago Textile Corporation
Clarity Print Services
Coobah
Cook County Jazz Commission
Corporate Massages Inc
Court Theatre
CSMG Sports
Anastasia Davies-Hinchsliff
Tor Dettwiler
Distant Village
Divvy House
Claudia Elliott & John Jeffries
Erie Cafe
Facets Multi Media
Famous Door Theatre
Food For Thought
Foos Photography
Julie Ford
Four Legs
Fuzzy Gerdes
The Gift Theater Company
Kendall Gill
Glashjarta Glass
Glass Focus
Glass Frog Studio
Melissa Glowski
Goodman Theatre
Amy Gould
Kevin Grace
Carrie Gugger
Jesse Gutierrez
Hamster Man
Matt & Erika Hanner
Hard Rock Hotel
Haymarket Properties
The Hideout
Susannah Holmes
Hotel Allegro
Hotel Burnham
Hotel Monaco
HotHouse Chicago
Irish Repertory Theater
J.Alexander's Restaurant
Abbie Jarman
Julius Meinl
KDK Management

Kartemquin Films
Wendy Keller
Jack Kirkpatrick
Kohl Children's Museum
Wendy Kopald
Ladies + Gentleman Magazine
Letizias Natural Bakery
Loren Siegel & Sophie Levin
Levy Restaurants
Judy Lichtenstein
Faith Lindsay
Samantha Lipscomb
Little Black Pearl Art & Design Center
Lookingglass Theater Company
Lucky Dog Daycare and Boarding
Lynn Renee Productions
Mars Gallery
Mas
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Jennifer McCoy
McKinley Design
Jean Meddaugh
Merz Apothecary
John & Daniella Miller
Jeri Mills
Greg Milne
Momentum
Moonshine
Sandie Moran
MT Dairy
Museum of Contemporary Art
Neapolitan
Emily Nelson
Old Town School of Folk Music
Olivia's Market
Mary Page
Francine Passias
Pavilion
Nicole Pearce
Pegasus Players Theater
Petraits
Piggy Toes
Provenance Food & Wine
Gwendolyn Pruitt
Puma
Randolph Wine Cellar & The Tasting Room
Red Door Studio
Red Hen Bread
Red Square Theater Company
Redmoon Theater
Kirstin Reed
Renny Mills Photography
Roaring Belly Glass Werks
Rock Bottom Brewery
Rodan
Room & Board
Pearl Rosenthal
Sang Froid Theater Company
Saper Law Group
Jeremy Scidmore
The Second City
See Spot Run
Shatter Glass Group
Shaw Chicago
Shubas Harmony Grill
Pete Simmons
Sine Qua Non Salon
Smartmouth
Cary Smith
Souk Restaurant
South Water Kitchen
Carolyn Souther
Spare Time, Inc
Stage Left Theatre
Star Farm Productions
Steppenwolf Theater Company
Stitch
Strawdog Theater
Margaret Sullivan
Sushi Wabi
Brett Sutton
David Suycott
Karen Thorpe
Thousand Waves Spa
TimeLine Theater
Lee Tracy
Trader Joes
Trader Joes
TraDesign
Richard Turrel
Uma Productions
Uncle Fun
Vacation Promotions LLC
Verona Road
Tim Vonderloh
Walter E. Smithe
Julie & Jerry Ward
Laura Ward
Warling Studios
Waterriders
Water's Edge Golf Club
Webster Fitness Club
West Loop Canine Club
WGN Studios
Williams Sonoma
Kent Woloson
Carol Worden
Writers Theater
Zanies Comedy Club
Judy Zeddies