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  • Down Clark Street

    Down Clark Street

    Tom Palazzolo takes us on a tour of the Chicago neighborhood where he lived in the 1960s, stretching down Clark Street from Chicago Avenue to the Chicago River. Palazzolo combines his own vintage photographs and film footage from the ’60s and ’70s with a modern-day video tour, led by the filmmaker himself. Palazzolo recounts stories of locals that he knew, filmed and photographed on Clark street and speaks of how the neighborhood has changed over the years. Continue reading

  • Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

    Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

    Filmmakers Tom Palazzolo, Jeff Kreines, and Bernie Caputo attend the annual Chicago Senior Citizens Picnic hosted by the Democratic Party. Shot in the style of direct cinema, they spend the afternoon in a Chicago park following the seniors as they have a musical revue, hula dance, listen to speeches, play organized games and generally seem to have an all around fabulous time. Continue reading

  • Rita on the Ropes

    Rita on the Ropes

    Black and white film made by Tom Palazzolo, 2001. Rita, a young high school student recounts and reflects on her life in a monologue played over footage of her wandering through various beautiful and often strange Chicago locations. The filmmaker’s daughter Amy plays the young woman, with a voice-over by Deborah King. Continue reading