Image Union, episode 1901: The Bob Awards

Special live episode of Image Union honoring work from the previous season.

0:00Copy video clip URL Slate.

0:27Copy video clip URL Bob welcomes us to “The Bob Shop” on Division Street. Joe Cummings does the voice of Bob. Marty Lennartz is the guest host.

1:07Copy video clip URL Image Union opening.

1:40Copy video clip URL Jay Shefsky, Image Union producer, opens live show honoring work from previous season. Shefsky honors producers Tom Weinberg and Jamie Ceasar. Shefsky introduces Bob. Lennartz comes on stage to start the show.

5:19Copy video clip URL First category is Performance. Winner is “Passage” by Kurt Heinz. People win a small version of Bob, plus gift certificates.

7:18Copy video clip URL Clips from Passage. It combines poetry with urban imagery.

11:20Copy video clip URL Next category is Documentary. The winner is about Hindu practices. We then watch a clip from the film: “Rishte/Relationships.” A woman killed herself because she was bearing her fifth female child. We learn about Hindu gender roles.

20:50Copy video clip URL Judges are introduced: Jim Morrissette of Kartemquin Films, Jim Taylor of the Community Film Workshop, and Brenda Webb of Chicago Filmmakers.

21:20Copy video clip URL Category 3 is Animation. “Animated Architecture” by Bob and Linda Kean wins. We watch the piece. It features the sounds of a family at home.

23:25Copy video clip URL Category 4 is Narrative. Winner is “A Clean, Well-Lighted Place” by Bob Morton and Allan Siegel. Siegel is a professor at the Art Institute. Morton says that he is an attorney and his favorite part of the project was working with all of Allan’s students.

25:52Copy video clip URL Clip from the piece, which was adapted from an Ernest Hemingway story. Two waiters talk about an old man sitting by himself in their restaurant. The old man had tried to commit suicide the week before.

32:22Copy video clip URL Category 5 is Experimental. “Fogerty’s Easel” by Matt Lynch. The artist was not present at the event.

33:35Copy video clip URL Clip from piece, which is composed of processed shots of city driving at night. It gradually becomes more and more abstract.

37:50Copy video clip URL Special awards for films that don’t fit in to any category and push the limits. Winner is Yvonne Welbon’s “Missing Relations.” She is not there.

38:30Copy video clip URL Clips from the film. It is a personal film about family. It is in black and white and everything said has an eerie echo. The narrative has many repeating phrases while telling the story. The narrator’s mother’s boyfriend kidnapped her newborn twins.

44:45Copy video clip URL Award for two students who get honorable mention. “Lights Up” by Ann Ward, which is about Second City Training Center. An actress is heckled and goes backstage to complain. We see practice performances.

50:55Copy video clip URL “Where You Are” by Michael Elsy. This one is about a young boy whose father has died.

56:11Copy video clip URL Marty Lennartz does closing remarks. Then Bob closes the show.

56:55Copy video clip URL End credits.

57:23Copy video clip URL We see the Bob awards and are encouraged to submit tapes.

57:54Copy video clip URL End of tape.

 

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