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  • Celebrate election day with vintage political films

    Celebrate election day with vintage political films

    Just in time for election day, Media Burn, in partnership with Chicago Filmmakers and Chicago Film Archives, is pleased to present a screening and discussion with two astute chroniclers of presidential elections past. CHASING VOTES, CHASING SHADOWS is a collection of vintage political films by Bill Stamets and Peter Kuttner. Stamets shadows presidential candidates on the campaign trail through an ironic ethnographic lens examining the civic theater of “turning every human contact into a photo opportunity,” while Kuttner explores political … Continue reading

  • An unfiltered look at the Chicago 7 trial

    An unfiltered look at the Chicago 7 trial

    Aaron Sorkin’s new film, The Trial of the Chicago 7, has brought renewed attention to a landmark event in Chicago and national history. Opinions have varied as to the film’s stylistic merit, but if you plan to see it, you owe it to yourself to get a deeper and more accurate understanding of the facts and the context. Tales of Hoffman, a short 2001 documentary demo produced by Matthew Palm and Tom Weinberg with Joel Cohen, Bob Hercules and Jim … Continue reading

 

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