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  • A followup to one of our favorite videos from THE 90′s

    A followup to one of our favorite videos from THE 90′s

    One of our most powerful and popular videos is this interview by Eddie Becker with his daughter, Erika Becker, recorded in 1989 when Erika was 11. She talks openly about living with cerebral palsy, including what it does, how it makes her feel, and how other people treat her because of her disability. Twenty-five years later, Erika is now a mother and fashion designer. Today, we’d like to share with you the original video and this followup video from 2012 … Continue reading

  • [Inner City Art]

    [Inner City Art]

    This video starts out with the videomaker Judith Binder going to a nail salon. She then visits Inner-City Art, an after-school type program for children going to school in the inner city. Following this she goes to Venice Beach and talks with a few homeless people and then tapes along the Boardwalk. Continue reading

  • Redwood Summer, 1990

    Redwood Summer, 1990

    For this year’s Earth Day, we take a look back to the year 1990, when thousands of activists congregated in various bases throughout California’s redwood forests as part of the large scale anti-deforestation protest known as Redwood Summer. The event involved various forms of nonviolent protest and civil disobedience, including protesters sitting in front of bulldozers or chaining themselves to trees as well as legal motions for court injunctions against the logging of old growth forests. Redwood Summer sparked conflict … Continue reading

  • [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    [Tom Weinberg video for Silver Circle Award]

    Short highlight reel of Tom Weinberg’s career for his Silver Circle Award presented by the Chicago / Midwest chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Continue reading

  • [The 90's raw: Millie's orchid show #1]

    [The 90's raw: Millie's orchid show #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A recording of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show”, a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy plays a trashy, promiscuous Southern Belle for this live comedy / variety show. The hand-held camera is shaky throughout. Murphy opens the show with her Milly Mae Smithie routine (and returns to it between performances). Other performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Coaten, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; an unidentified, young teenage boy who sings a provocative R & B song, during which he strips off his shirt; comedian Emo Philips performs his typically eccentric stand-up act; the Texas Rubies, a female duo, perform a comedic rap and some country songs; and a performance by musician Jim Lauderdale. [The same footage is captured on another tape, but with a static camera.] Continue reading

  • [The 90's raw: men against violence, building demolition, Letelier]

    [The 90's raw: men against violence, building demolition, Letelier]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. The first section of tape is from the Brother Peace event, where people are gathered to stop violence against women. Strangely, the group seems almost apathetic about the subject, even though they have gathered for the purpose of acknowledging it. Various speakers get up and complain about rape, sexism, pornography, etc. Continue reading

  • [The 90's Election Specials raw: Paul Tsongas at Ann Sather restaurant]

    [The 90's Election Specials raw: Paul Tsongas at Ann Sather restaurant]

    Raw footage for The 90’s election specials. Senator Paul Tsongas appears at Ann Sather restaurant in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood to speak to the gay and lesbian community. In attendance: Joan Jett Blakk, the Queer Nation’s candidate for President. Videomaker Skip Blumberg mostly just walks around talking to various attendees, who are for the most part quite articulate. Important moments are listed below: Continue reading

  • [The 90's raw: Vietnam Wall and Scandal Tour]

    [The 90's raw: Vietnam Wall and Scandal Tour]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. Eddie Tape #25: (Continuation of Tape #24). Becker and a companion interview people at the Vietnam Wall about teaching peace and nonviolence in schools. Then, Becker goes on the Scandal Tour of Washington, a comedy tour that takes people on a bus to locations where scandals have occurred, while impersonating historical figures. Continue reading