Media Burn in Hyde Park Thursday

Representing Chicago: Experimental Video and Television at the Media Burn Archive

Thursday, May 6 at 7pm.

The University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center

Screening and discussion with Tom Weinberg and Sara Chapman
Introduction by Judy Hoffman

Richard J. and M. Daley, ca. 1970

Richard J. and M. Daley, ca. 1970

Tom, Sara, and Judy will discuss the history of independent video and television in Chicago and show some of our favorite video gems from the Media Burn collection, including Nelson Algren clowning around with Studs Terkel, footage of the Rolling Stones, Muddy Waters, and Buddy Guy jamming at the old Checkerboard Lounge, a tour of the overnight crime beat with WBBM news reporter Joe Cummings, and plenty of South Side surprises! Join us for a fun evening of stories and tapes.

Check out this article on the event from the University of Chicago’s Chicago Studies Program.

This event is free and open to the public. The University of Chicago’s Film Studies Center is located at 5811 S. Ellis Ave, C307. For more information, check out the event listing at FSC or call (773) 702-8596.

Representing Chicago is the first of a 2-part series, CoolBurn, which celebrates innovative Chicago independent film and video at the Film Studies Center. Part of the 60 Days of UChicago Art Celebration, CoolBurn showcases Chicago’s history, politics, culture, and communities – and how filmmakers have interacted with, been shaped by and shaped the city. On Thursday, May 27, two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler presents Medium Cool, a feature set in Chicago which includes documentary footage from the ’68 Democratic Convention.



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