STUDS TERKEL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL PART 1
SATURDAY JUNE 2, 9:30AM-4:30PM
Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL
Join Media Burn on three dates in June as we present rarely seen treasures from our Studs Terkel collection to celebrate one of Chicago’s greatest cultural icons.
Media Burn holds the largest collection of Terkel video in the world, about half of it donated by Terkel himself. The other half is the work of our founder, television producer and documentarian Tom Weinberg, who videotaped and collaborated with Studs for four decades. The entire collection of more than 300 hours was restored through support from the federal National Historical Publications and Records Commission and the Chicago-based Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in 2008 and 2009.
Chicago Magazine featured Sara Chapman talking about this Saturday’s event in their “What I’m doing this weekend” section.
The Studs Terkel Film and Video will continue with entirely different programming on these dates:
June 8 at the Nightingale Theatre at 7pm.
June 17 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center from 2-8pm.
STUDS TERKEL FILM AND VIDEO FEST PART 1
At Home With Studs (Tom Weinberg, 2000, 47m). Intimate camera original footage at Terkel’s Uptown home casually chatting about life, death, and baseball. A rare and wonderful opportunity to get a sense of what it felt like to hang out with Studs, have a drink, and relax.
Studs Terkel interviews TV producer Sterling “Red” Quinlan (20m, mid-1960s). In this series produced by the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Terkel interviews a variety of notable Chicagoans. One of the creators of “Chicago Style television,” Quinlan was a crucial figure in Chicago TV and in Terkel’s career.
Interviews with Interviewers … About Interviewing (Skip Blumberg, 1985, 52m). This conversational documentary presents TV’s Mike Wallace and Barbara Walters, Pulitzer Prize winner and radio personality Studs Terkel, National Public Radio’s Susan Stamberg, New York City Police Detective Sean Grennan, and psychoanalyst Dr. Joel Kovel, talking candidly and sometimes evasively about the interviewing process.
Studs Terkel interviews sculptor Richard Hunt (20m, mid-1960s). Richard Hunt, celebrated creator of abstract metal sculptures, is featured here at work in his south side Chicago studio and at home. Terkel interviewed the young sculptor about his work and the experience of African-Americans in the art world.
WTTW Chicago Tonight’s coverage of Terkel’s retirement from WFMT (1997, 25m), featuring Rich Samuels and John Callaway touring Terkel’s studio and archive, providing a perspective on the depth and range of Terkel’s career as the “free spirit” of WFMT.
Studs on a Soapbox (2000, Tom Weinberg, Chicago Stories, WTTW, 27m) + Studs Terkel: Listening to America (2009, Eric Simonson, HBO, 40m). Two insightful tributes to Studs featuring footage spanning several decades. Introduced by CHM Executive Vice President and Chief Historian Russell Lewis and documentarian Tom Weinberg.