10/25/23: Catalyst screening + Q&A

In person at UChicago's Doc Films: preview screening of in-progress film Catalyst, followed by q&a with director Dave Steck, subject Duro Wicks, and Media Burn's Sara Chapman.


Wednesday, October 25th
University of Chicago’s Doc Films
1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637
More information HERE

Catalyst (Dave Steck · 42m · DCP)

The film will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with people involved in the movie on both sides of the camera. The talkback panel includes: Dave Steck (filmmaker), Duro Wicks (co-producer, featured subject), and Sara Chapman (Media Burn Archive).

An independent documentary film about how Duro “Shame Love Tempo” Wicks fell in love with Hip Hop and helped give it a home on the Chicago music scene of the early 1990’s. It examines what made Hip Hop blow up in Chicago so much later than in other cities, how a tiny 100 watt college station became Chicago’s Hip Hop radio powerhouse, why it was so difficult for a young Black entrepreneur to get a party started, and a time when social, political and economic conditions ultimately proved to make Duro’s dream unsustainable, even though it was more successful than anyone ever imagined it could be.

Learn more about Duro Wicks in the 1994 Chicago Reader article by Rosalind Cummings entitled “Hip Hop Godfather”

Read more about this event in the Hyde Park Herald!



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