October 2018 marks the 100-year anniversary of the Logan Square Centennial Monument, built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Illinois statehood. This event will commemorate this crossing into a new century by looking back at forgotten histories of Logan Square and opening discussion about the next 100 years of the neighborhood.
Still from “August Nights” by Chuck Kleinhans, 1980
A special part of the night will be the presentation of excerpts from August Nights (1980) and Back Porch (1980) by Chuck Kleinhans (1942-2017). These will be introduced by Kartemquin Films co-founder and longtime Logan Square resident, Gordon Quinn.
Chuck Kleinhans was Associate Professor in the Radio/Television/Film Department at Northwestern University from 1977 to 2009. A connoisseur of documentary, and the avant-garde and sexual representation in particular, Chuck was a master identifier of many political and artistic issues at stake in film and media scholarship.
Virtual reenactment of the dedication of the Logan Square Centennial Monument, led by Paul Durica. Durica is the founder of Pocket Guide to Hell, a series of free and interactive walks, talks, and reenactments dealing with Chicago’s past.
Presentation of historical photographs from the collection of Logan Square Preservation, a non-profit community organization dedicated to educating citizens about architecture, history and beautification.
Discussion and Q&A with a special panel of long term residents and recent transplants about the future of the neighborhood. The panel will include: Steve Hier, a resident of Palmer Square for more than four decades, Rosita De La Rosa, another long time resident and leader active at Unity Park, the Paseo Prairie Garden and Logan Square Neighborhood Association and Andrew Schneider, local historian and president of Logan Square Preservation. It will be moderated by reporter Mina Bloom of Block Club Chicago.
When: Monday October 15th, 2018, doors at 6 PM, show at 7 PM
Location: The Whistler, 2421 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647