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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Down Clark Street

    Down Clark Street

    Tom Palazzolo takes us on a tour of the Chicago neighborhood where he lived in the 1960s, stretching down Clark Street from Chicago Avenue to the Chicago River. Palazzolo combines his own vintage photographs and film footage from the ’60s and ’70s with a modern-day video tour, led by the filmmaker himself. Palazzolo recounts stories of locals that he knew, filmed and photographed on Clark street and speaks of how the neighborhood has changed over the years.

  • Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

    Enjoy Yourself (It’s Later Than You Think)

    Filmmakers Tom Palazzolo, Jeff Kreines, and Bernie Caputo attend the annual Chicago Senior Citizens Picnic hosted by the Democratic Party. Shot in the style of direct cinema, they spend the afternoon in a Chicago park following the seniors as they have a musical revue, hula dance, listen to speeches, play organized games and generally seem to have an all around fabulous time.

  • Rita on the Ropes

    Rita on the Ropes

    Black and white film made by Tom Palazzolo, 2001. Rita, a young high school student recounts and reflects on her life in a monologue played over footage of her wandering through various beautiful and often strange Chicago locations. The filmmaker’s daughter Amy plays the young woman, with a voice-over by Deborah King.

  • Image Union, episode 0003

    Image Union, episode 0003

    Compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Cold Cows” by Franklin Miller, “Dr. John and Martha Faye” by David Obermeyer, “Christmas Morning in Sister Bay” by Dan Sandin, “The Santa Tapes” by Scott Jacobs, “Another Millionaire” by Tom Palazzolo, and “The Circus” by Jean Sousa.

  • Image Union, episode 0008

    Image Union, episode 0008

    Hour long compilation episode of Image Union featuring “Truthfully Speaking” by Dana Hogdon, “Ricky and Rocky” by Tom Palazzolo, “Movement in Black and White” by Les White, “Spouse Beater” by John Caldwell, “Tablatoons” by Roger Anderson, a segment from The Video News, “Dancing Grain” by Dan Curry, a segment from the TBA Comedy Show, and “35 Years” by Slawomir Kojro.

 
 
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