This video contains raw footage for the television show "Chicago Slices." Videomaker Doug Sawyer gathers footage of the streets around Chicago and visits with Sidney Barry and Karen Hutt in Barry's South Side Chatham neighborhood. Barry plays basketball and talks about his hopes for the future after graduating from high school.
00:00Copy video clip URL Open on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. There is no sound during this portion of the tape. Sawyer captures the hustle and bustle of everyday life in downtown Chicago on a rainy day. There is footage from inside of a popcorn shop, the outside of Chicago Place, and shots of the Water Tower. Sawyer also does a few man on the street interviews.
12:41Copy video clip URL The sound cuts back in as Sawyer gathers footage of the Chicago River and Lower Wacker Drive from inside of a moving car. He also shoots Buckingham Fountain and Grant Park.
14:48Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of an ice cream salesman on the corner of Division and Ashland in Wicker Park. Sawyer speaks with a number of ice cream salesmen and people around the area. This lasts for several minutes.
21:22Copy video clip URL Sawyer makes his way through the Humboldt Park/Wicker Park area via car. There is footage from the corners of Milwaukee, North, and Damen Avenues. Sawyer speaks with a few people around the area. This lasts for several minutes.
26:42Copy video clip URL Cut to a shot of the Morton Salt plant. Sawyer and his associate continue to drive through the city streets, eventually getting a shot of the Sears Tower in the distance.
28:04Copy video clip URL Cut to Sidney Barry playing basketball with a group of neighborhood kids.This lasts for several minutes.
34:47Copy video clip URL After working hard on the court, Barry talks about his high school experience at an all boys school. Barry goes on to say that he tries to get along with as many people as he can. He and Hutt continue to talk with one another for several minutes.
38:50Copy video clip URL Hutt and Barry make their way back to Barry’s home. Hutt begins to comment on the communal nature of primarily African-American neighborhoods. Barry then expresses curiosity at what Caucasian teens do in their own neighborhoods. Barry also says he wants to be fifteen again because it was easier. This lasts for several minutes.
43:55Copy video clip URL Outside of his home, Barry says a few words about his character before Hutt ends the interview. Barry makes his way into his home as Hutt and Sawyer prepare to leave. Hutt talks about Barry’s moral qualities. She also comments on the negative transformation that can occur in people his age. Sawyer then continues to gather footage of the city streets from the car. He gets a shot of the train on a foggy night. This lasts for the remainder of the tape.
47:19Copy video clip URL Tape ends.