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  • Make a big impact on Media Burn artists project

    Make a big impact on Media Burn artists project

    We’re thrilled that the National Endowment for the Arts has finalized their commitment to Media Burn of $15,000 through the Art Works program. Art Works supports the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and the strengthening of communities through the arts. As part of our project, we have selected two Artists-in-Residence for 2018: Nancy Buchanan is a video artist who helped produce the LA-based Message … Continue reading

  • Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries: May 16

    Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries: May 16

    CHICAGO CROSSINGS: BRIDGES AND BOUNDARIES Documentary screening & panel discussion Wednesday, May 16th @ 6:30pm Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater 78 E. Washington Street FREE and open to the public. Total event runtime: 40 minutes of video + 30-45 minutes discussion. Othello Anderson, Gerda Meyer Bernstein, and Gordon Quinn in person! Pentimenti Productions, Media Burn Archive and Kartemquin Films, in collaboration with Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, DuSable Museum of African American History, and the City of … Continue reading

  • Thunder and Reins

    What does it take to be a Kentucky Derby winning jockey? From zero to 35 mph in a matter of seconds! Experience the strength, stamina, and courage it takes as each jockey guides you through wining the Kentucky Derby aboard a Thoroughbred racehorse full of heart. Seven world-class jockeys relive the most thrilling ride of their lives, describing how they use their entire bodies and the power of the reins to become champions in their finest hour. Seasoned racing writers Joe Drape and Billy Reed explain the complexities of a jockey’s job–the cunning and foresight that make Kentucky Derby jockeys some of the toughest, most competitive athletes in all of sports. Jockeys’ wives Rita Santos and Sheila Day share what it means to live with horse racing’s constant dangers and monumental successes. Trainers John Ward, Carl Nafzger, and John Sadler explain how they choose a jockey with the intelligence and skill needed to bring their Thoroughbred first under the wire at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. Continue reading

  • 2018 Media Burn artists in residence: Nancy Buchanan and Barry Dolins

    2018 Media Burn artists in residence: Nancy Buchanan and Barry Dolins

    Nancy Buchanan: Message to the Grassroots tv program Message to the Grassroots was a live cable access program focused on police violence and urban community organizing. It aired from 1988 to 1998, and was produced in Pasadena, CA by Michael Zinzun. Zinzun (1946-2006), was a former Black Panther, tireless community organizer, and architect of the 1992 Watts gang truce. Buchanan, a Los Angeles artist who uses various media to bring social realities into view, acted as Associate Producer, camera person, … Continue reading

  • Chicago Home Video Day will celebrate the mundane, eclectic, and downright weird videos shot by everyday people in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

    Chicago Home Video Day will celebrate the mundane, eclectic, and downright weird videos shot by everyday people in the 80s, 90s, and 00s.

    Home Video Day 2018 Nightingale Cinema 1084 N. Milwaukee April 7, 2018 1-5pm, stop by any time, BYOB and/or BYO-tape Free, with snacks! https://www.facebook.com/events/165646524232387/ http://nightingalecinema.org/nightingale-10/ Home Video Day was covered by Nina Metz in the Chicago Tribune, and was recommended as one of the top ten things to do this weekend by Chicago Tonight! Get in the mood by watching this short documentary by Taylor Price which celebrates the history of amateur videotape. At Home Video Day you will have … Continue reading

  • Don’t miss Chicago Home Video Day!

    Don’t miss Chicago Home Video Day!

    Home Video Day 2018 will feature an offbeat selection of home videos shot by regular people, ranging from the 1980s to the early 2000s. A team of Chicago-based archivists has compiled a program of birthdays, pageants, parties, holidays, weddings, local sports, and other everyday ephemera from the golden era of consumer videotape.   In addition to the planned program, audience members are invited to bring their own tapes to be projected that same day. Whether you bring your own videos … Continue reading

  • Channel 2: 10 PM News, October 31st, 2000

  • Channel 2: 10 PM News, August 28th, 2000

    Air check. Continue reading