6/8/12: Studs Terkel Fest Continues

Thanks to all who joined us at the Chicago History Museum on Saturday. We had a great time celebrating Studs with you. If you are interested in revisiting any of the videos you saw or sharing them with others, most are available on our website:

10AM At Home With Studs
11AM Sterling “Red” Quinlan interview
11:30AM Interviews with Interviewers
1:30PM Richard Hunt interview
2PM Chicago Tonight 9-1-1997
2:30PM Studs on a Soapbox (video coming soon)

Join us on Friday for a very special screening of It’s a Living and Studs Terkel with Nelson Algren!

June 8, 7pm at Nightingale Theatre
Admission to the screening is free.
Nightingale Theatre is located at 1084 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL.

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It’s a Living (Videopolis, 1975, 60m). In 1975, a Chicago-based documentary collective collaborated with Studs Terkel in order to create a video version of Terkel’s celebrated oral history book, Working. It featured the stories of six different working people, including the gregarious parking lot attendant, Wheelin’ Lovin’ Al, and Terkel himself at his WFMT studio musing on fame, art, and of course, working. This classic work of guerrilla television is a truly special and unusual part of Terkel’s varied career.

Screening with a longtime underground favorite, Studs Terkel with Nelson Algren. Shot during the making of It’s a Living, Terkel and Algren joke about Algren’s impending move to Paterson, New Jersey. A rare opportunity to see the two legendary friends together in an unscripted and relaxed encounter. (Videopolis, 1975, 10m).

The screening will be introduced by Sara Chapman, Executive Director of the Media Burn Independent Video Archive, and Judy Hoffman, one of the creators of It’s a Living. Hoffman has worked in film and video for almost 40 years on a wide range of productions, including many with Kartemquin Films. She also lectures at the University of Chicago.

The Studs Terkel Film and Video will continue with entirely different programming on this date:
June 17 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center from 2-8pm.


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