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  • Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    Image Union, episode 0629: West Bank

    An episode of the independent film and video showcase, Image Union, featuring “West Bank: Whose Promised Land?” by Esti Galili Marpet. A documentary about struggle between Israelis and Arabs in the Israeli occupied West Bank, a strip of land that has been a longtime subject of violent dispute. Includes interviews with several Israeli soldiers and settlers, several Palestinians, and several peace activists. Continue reading

  • Image Union, episode 0812: Animal Crackers

    Image Union, episode 0812: Animal Crackers

    Two tapes about animals – one about the gorilla, Sinbad, of the Lincoln Park Zoo and one about the dolphins and their trainers at the Brookfield Zoo. The works are “Sinbad Has Surgery” and “Everybody Loves Dolphins.” Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    [The 90’s raw: Milly’s Orchid Show static camera #1]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A recording of a live performance of “Milly’s Orchid Show,” a variety show at the Park West in Chicago, starring Brigid Murphy. Murphy emcee’s the show in the character of Southern Belle Milly Mae Smithy for this live comedy / variety show. This footage was shot with a static camera. Performers/performances include: House-O-Matic, a teenage dance group; Lisa Kotin, who performs an instructional parody, “Spring Training: Miss America”; a young teenage boy who sings a provocative R & B song, during which he strips off his shirt; comedian Emo Philips performs his typically eccentric stand-up act; the Texas Rubies, a female duo, perform a comedic rap, and some country songs; and a performance by musician Jim Lauderdale. [This tape contains the static version of more shaky / close-up footage on another tape.] Continue reading

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