A Chicago Lost and Found event hosted by Paul Durica, with Jamie Ceaser, Jason Nargis, and Tom Palazzolo in person! Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00-5:00pm Ed Paschke Art Center 5415 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 Free “Here Is a Man Who Stood Up” was an immersive experience that used archival objects, never-before-seen footage, and one-time-only re-stagings to animate the life and work of lifelong Chicago artist Ed Paschke. Paschke (1939-2004) was known for his dark version of Pop Art, which … Continue reading
Lost & Found is an ongoing series of events that use archival footage, performance, and reenactments to bring history to life.
Thursday, October 10, 6-8:30pm Jane Addams Homes, 1322 W Taylorfree! dinner provided! On 10/10/19, Media Burn and the National Public Housing Museum hosted a truly special evening of cinema under the stars. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, NPHM activated the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes by inviting South African artist Malose Malahlela, along with Jim Duignan and Jeff Kowalkowski of Chicago’s Stockyard Institute, to create the installation Listed, which considers themes of place and loss … Continue reading
At Home In HumboldtSaturday, August 31, 9:30pm east side of Humboldt Parkon the lawn near the boat housefree! Join Media Burn, Chicago Film Archives, Chicago Film Society, and the Chicago Park District for a special evening celebrating Humboldt Park history. Curated by Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez and Raul Benitez, this collection of archival, found, and home movie footage explores the neighborhood and highlights the people, places, and events that have shaped Humboldt Park through the years. Bring your blankets and … Continue reading
4/27/19: Back By Popular Demand: Erwin Helfer and Mama Yancey Screening at Old Town School of Folk Music
After a sold out event in January, Media Burn presents a second showing of archival video featuring legendary pianist Erwin Helfer and the late blues singer Estelle “Mama” Yancey on Saturday, April 27, as part of a celebratory evening of live gospel and blues music at Old Town School of Folk Music in Ravenswood. In 1982, future Chicago Blues Festival Coordinator Barry Dolins filmed an intimate performance and conversation between Erwin Helfer and an 86 year-old Mama Yancey at the … Continue reading
Media Burn presents a special evening of live music and archival video featuring legendary pianist Erwin Helfer and the late blues singer Estelle “Mama” Yancey on Saturday, January 5, at Hungry Brain in Roscoe Village. In 1982, future Chicago Blues Festival Coordinator Barry Dolins filmed an intimate performance and conversation between Erwin Helfer and an 86 year-old Mama Yancey at the Chicago apartment of blues pianist and singer Little Brother Montgomery. This footage, now part of the Media Burn Archive, … Continue reading
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. 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 … Continue reading