6/17/12, 2-8pm Chicago Cultural Center: Studs Terkel Film and Video Festival Part 3


Don’t miss the final Studs Terkel Film and Video Festival event of June. We think it’s our best program yet! Come anytime throughout the day–we particularly recommend the 5:15 “Best of Studs” screening, which is a brand new compilation of unexpected Terkel footage from throughout his career that we guarantee you haven’t seen yet. We are grateful to Mike Dibb and John McGreevy for giving permission to screen their wonderful Terkel films from 1979, 1985, and 2002.

Check out Chicagoist’s lengthy review of the screening.

Full schedule below.

SUNDAY JUNE 17 from 2 – 8 pm
Claudia Cassidy Theater – Second Floor
77 E. Randolph Street., Chicago, Il


Watch the video of Tom on Chicago Live! with Rick Kogan. It was a fun night at UP Comedy Club.

Tom and Sara will be on WLUW’s “Live From the Heartland” on Saturday morning at 9am. Watch in person at the Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park, tune in to 88.7 FM, or listen online.


Cities: Studs Terkel’s Chicago (John McGreevy & Pat Ferns, CBC, 1979, 51m). Terkel tours his city, from Uptown to the stockyards to the steel mills, telling colorful anecdotes along the way
Terkel confronts school attempting to ban Working (1984, 20m). Terkel is at top form when he learns a group of parents and students is trying to get Working banned from their school curriculum. In this rare video, Terkel goes to Pennsylvania to confront his critics head on. A fascinating look at Terkel’s powers of persuasion and the popular reaction to his work.
Omnibus: Studs Terkel’s Chicago (Mike Dibb, BBC, 1985, 62m). In this BBC portrait, Terkel shows us his Chicago, from blues and jazz clubs to community organizers.
4:45PM Talkin’ With Terkel segment from the Great American Dream Machine (WNET, 1971, 16m). Terkel: “The scene will again be something of a small restaurant and tavern in Chicago. In place of my gifted colleagues at ‘Studs’ Place,’ my companions this time will be ‘ordinary’ people. Gifted and bewildered, each in his own way. Their dreams revealed, in tavern argument, will encompass fear and rage as well as, I hope, trust and worth. In a revelatory attempt, we may stumble and fall, but we’ll sure as hell try.”
The Best of Studs (1946-2009, 90m). Eclectic and rare Studs footage from several decades. From Terkel’s early television work on “Studs’ Place” and in industrials to footage of him with legendary friends like Mike Royko, Nelson Algren, and Bill Veeck, this screening will feature Studs at his best and in ways you’ve never seen him before. Not to be missed!
Discussion with members of the Terkel Centenary Committee and close friends and colleagues, including Lois Baum, Paul Durica, Tony Judge, Steve Robinson, Tom Weinberg, and others.
Studs Terkel (Mike Dibb, BBC, 2002, 30m). Filmed around the publication of “Will the Circle be Unbroken,” it contains a range of eloquent and vivid tributes from Andre Schiffrin, Sydney Lewis, Kurt Vonnegut, Quinn Brisben, Peggy Terry and others, as well as reflections on mortality from Studs himself; it is a film about death that is all about life.



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