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  • Here Come the Videofreex: Chicago Premiere

    Here Come the Videofreex: Chicago Premiere

    New Doc About Pioneering Video Collective Here Come the Videofreex Chicago premiere A film by Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin Tuesday, May 17 8:00pm Thursday, May 19 8:00pm *with special guests Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St. Chicago, IL This week, the Gene Siskel Film Center will host the Chicago premiere of Here Come the Videofreex.  The documentary chronicles the pioneering efforts of the Videofreex, a collective of radical videographers who snatched a front row seat on street-level history in the turbulent Sixties and … Continue reading

  • 33rd & La Salle

    33rd & La Salle

    An experimental piece documenting the wrecking of a building on 33rd and LaSalle in Chicago. Continue reading

  • Face it layoff

    Face it layoff

    This video contains footage gathered for the television program “Watch It.” Some of this footage was also gathered for the television show “Wired In,” which never made it on the air. In this video, we watch as broadcast journalist Anne Johnsos, along with a video crew, visits a technology convention in Chicago to demo a new product called “Face It.” Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: demolition – Robbins Barber Shop]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: demolition – Robbins Barber Shop]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This video includes footage of construction workers cleaning up the rubble of Robbins Barber shop, followed by footage shot before the demolition of a conversation between Robbins Barber shop patrons about race relations, and footage from a little league baseball game in the neighborhood. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt interview]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt interview]

    Video for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. In this tape, resident Mark Pratt gives a brief history of Cabrini Green. He talks about his family, growing up in Cabrini, security issues, future hopes to become a homeowner, living in Cabrini, and Cabrini demolition. The Pratt children talk about living in Cabrini Green, hopes for the future, hobbies, and daily happenings. The family is interviewed inside their home in Cabrini. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt & family]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Mark Pratt & family]

    Video for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape includes two interviews with Mark Pratt outside on the common grounds of Cabrini and inside his home on December 17, 1995. He talks about resident protests against the Chicago Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Cabrini Green’s community, the 1992 gang truce, growing up in Cabrini, the Robert E. Byrd Academy, his family, and the effects of the demolition project on residents. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family at Robbins Barber Shop]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family at Robbins Barber Shop]

    Footage for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the city of Chicago. This video features footage of the Pratt family at home in Cabrini Green. Continue reading

  • [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family – picnic]

    [Voices of Cabrini raw: Pratt family – picnic]

    Video for the documentary “Voices of Cabrini.” Shot between 1995-1999, it documented the Cabrini Green redevelopment project proposed and carried out by the City of Chicago. This tape features footage of the Pratt family at home in Cabrini Green, as well as a community picnic featuring a performance by the Jesse White Tumblers. Continue reading