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  • I Saw The Signs

    I Saw The Signs

    A documentary featuring hand-painted signs on buildings, trucks, and store signs around Chicago. Continue reading

  • Tom Palazzolo on Ricky and Rocky

    Tom Palazzolo on Ricky and Rocky

    Another fun classic from our friend Tom Palazzolo, Ricky and Rocky, which documents a 1972 Italian-American and Polish-American backyard wedding shower in suburban Chicago.     As always, you can watch about a dozen more of Tom’s quirky and original films at Media Burn.

  • Tom Palazzolo on Jerry’s Deli

    Tom Palazzolo on Jerry’s Deli

    Our friend Tom Palazzolo came by the other day to talk about his wonderful 1976 film, Jerry’s Deli. From the lush Media Burn outdoor recording studio, Tom shared stories about Jerry Meyer, the larger than life proprietor of this Grand Avenue institution. Enjoy! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZNZdsYQrOA Four films by Tom are currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago, in an exhibition called “Chicago-Scope.” Check it out now through January 9. As always, you can watch about a dozen more of … Continue reading

  • Chicago Characters – Jerry’s Deli 1976

    Chicago Characters – Jerry’s Deli 1976

    Excerpt from “Jerry’s Deli” by Tom Palazzolo. A film about a Chicago deli on Grand Ave. famous for the owner’s temperamental antics. To watch the full version of this piece at Media Burn, click here.  

  • Campaign

    Campaign

    An impressionistic view of the 1968 Democratic National Convention featuring appearances by Abbie Hoffman, Alan Ginsburg, Mayor Richard J. Daley, Hubert Humphrey, and others. Continue reading

  • Gay for a Day

    Gay for a Day

    A music and costume filled portrayal of the 1976 Gay Pride Parade by filmmaker Tom Palazzolo. All is fun and games until a bystander hurls an egg at Palazzolo’s camera lens. It resumes quickly though. Continue reading

  • Ricky and Rocky

    Ricky and Rocky

    An early film by Tom Palazzolo and Jeff Kreines. The two filmmakers use the style of direct cinema to film the Italian/Polish backyard wedding shower of a young couple, Ricky and Rocky. The pair show off their wedding gifts and guests and relatives express their approval of the shower to the filmmakers. Continue reading

  • Bartholomew “Whoops” and the Bad, Bad Ball

    Bartholomew “Whoops” and the Bad, Bad Ball

    A part animated, part live action short from Tom Palazzolo about Bartholomew “Whoops,” a young “Chi-cargo Cups” fan who accidentally ruins his favorite team’s attempt to make it to the World Series. Continue reading