A collection of excerpts from films by Tom Palazzolo focuing on music in Chicago, from street performers on Maxwell St to folk and rock bands at neighborhood festivals. Continue reading
We’ve been telling you a lot about why we think Media Burn is special. But don’t just take our word for it: today, you can hear from two of our favorite people. Patrick Creadon is an accomplished documentary director. He is best known today for his critically-acclaimed films Wordplay and I.O.U.S.A., but his first job out of college was for the FITV-produced series The 90’s, which he credits as helping to shape his career. Tom Palazzolo has been making offbeat … Continue reading
I MARRIED A MUNCHKIN presents the life and times of Mary Ellen St. Aubin, a woman small in stature who lived large. She and her husband, Parnell St. Aubin–one of the original Munchkins from The Wizard of Oz–were in show business for much of their lives, until they retired to run the legendary Midget Club on Chicago’s South Side. Continue reading
Another fun classic from our friend Tom Palazzolo, Ricky and Rocky, which documents a 1972 Italian-American and Polish-American backyard wedding shower in suburban Chicago. As always, you can watch about a dozen more of Tom’s quirky and original films at Media Burn.