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  • 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

  • The Monumental Art of Marc Chagall

    The Monumental Art of Marc Chagall

    French artist Marc Chagall creates The Four Seasons Mosaic for the city of Chicago. Director Chuck Olin uses the style of direct cinema along with interviews, to show Chagall’s artistic process, and the evolution of his piece from model to its final unveiling in Chicago. Continue reading

  • Nam June Paik: #1 Video Artist

    Nam June Paik: #1 Video Artist

    Tribute to video artist Nam June Paik. Skip Blumberg speaks with Paik’s friends, peers, and collaborators as they discuss the artist’s life, work, and influence. Interviews are often shown alongside excerpts from Paik’s own videos. Features: Bill Rabinovich, Paul Gamin, Yoko Ono, Kit Fitzgerald, John Hanhardt, Olga Mazurkiewicz, Doctor Videovich, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beryl Korot, Bill Viola, Carlotta Schoolman, Merce Cunningham, Carolee Schneeman, Russel Connor, Dimitri Devyatkin, Wulf Herzogenrath, Bob Harris, Barbara London, Gary O’Grady, Nina Sobell, Liz Phillips, Raphaele Shirley, and C.T Lui. Continue reading

  • [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #3]

    [Chicago Slices raw: Wanda And Lilli #3]

    Wanda McLenighan & Lilian Bender: two eighty-something women who share their opinions on various topics, including their lifelong friendship. Valjean McLenighan interviews Wanda and Lili in her backyard and in Lincoln Park. They get Perogi’s, tour the old neighborhood, have tea and discuss their lives and experiences. Continue reading