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  • 2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    Hall of Famer Mike Smith won his second Kentucky Derby last Saturday (5/5/18). He rode Justify, still undefeated in four career races. Smith, now 52, earned $124,000 for the two-minute race. He got his first Derby win in 2005, aboard Giacomo, a 50-1 long shot. Thoroughbred Kentucky filmmakers Eleanor Bingham Miller and Bruce Skinner featured Mike Smith (below) in Thunder and Reins, their 47-minute 2007 documentary about and with Derby-winning jockeys. The full documentary is now exclusively viewable at mediaburn.org. … Continue reading

  • 2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    2018 Derby-Winning Jockey Mike Smith on His First Win in 2005

    Hall of Famer Mike Smith won his second Kentucky Derby last Saturday (5/5/18). He rode Justify, still undefeated in four career races. Smith, now 52, earned $124,000 for the two-minute race. He got his first Derby win in 2005, aboard Giacomo, a 50-1 long shot. Thoroughbred Kentucky filmmakers Eleanor Bingham Miller and Bruce Skinner featured Mike Smith (below) in Thunder and Reins, their 47-minute 2007 documentary about and with Derby-winning jockeys. The full documentary is now exclusively viewable at mediaburn.org. … Continue reading

  • August Nights

    Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans featuring footage of three Chicago neighborhoods on summer nights in 1979. Continue reading

  • Pedestrian Wavelength

    A Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans that references the landmark experimental film by Michael Snow, “Wavelength.” The film is composed primarily of a series of zooms inside an apartment accomplished by running or walking with the camera, and also features two cats and footage of the blizzard of 1979. Continue reading

  • Fun

    Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans. Dreamy overlaid footage of the amusements of Wisconsin Dells: go-karts and bumper boats. Continue reading

  • Stopping by the Toll Road

    Super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans captures a rainy day at a highway rest stop. Continue reading

  • Everybody’s Trance Film

    Super-8 film by Chuck Kleinhans. “Trance film” is a term coined by film theorist P. Adams Sitney to refer to the dreamlike, non-narrative experimental films of filmmakers such as Maya Deren and Stan Brakhage. Kleinhans’ playful homage is comprised primarily of everyday images, such as a mother and children feeding ducks, dolphins swimming in an aquarium, and flowers in bloom. Continue reading

  • Bill Kleinhans, A Portrait

    A super-8 silent film by Chuck Kleinhans portraying his father, Bill Kleinhans. Continue reading