Global premiere of documentary on St. John Paul II’s role in the fall of communism to take place in Chicago

Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel and with original music by renowned composer Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher), this gripping documentary traces John Paul’s crucial role in the liberation of Central and Eastern Europe from decades of Soviet rule. The film features rare archival footage and exclusive interviews with several heads of state, among them former Polish president and Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, as well eyewitness testimonies of many of John Paul’s closest associates, including his lifelong assistant Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz. The feature length documentary represents the most ambitious and in-depth effort to date to capture the John Paul II’s spiritual and moral revolution, which led to the fall of communism in 1989. 
WHAT:          Global premiere of the documentary Liberating a Continent: John Paul II and the Fall of Communism
WHERE:       The Copernicus Center, Chicago
                        5216 West Lawrence Avenue (one block east of Milwaukee Avenue)
                        Admittance on a first-come, first-served basis
WHEN:          Dec. 6 from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., doors open at 4 p.m. (free admission)
The following evening on Dec. 7, the documentary will air on WTTW11 (PBS) at 7:30 p.m.