The Chicago Film Archives is pleased to announce SHORTS! a program of films (of the briefer sort) that reflect various and forgotten facets of the great City of Chicago and its people. Spanning five decades of the mid twentieth century, these films provide a glimpse into the work, leisure and imagination of all sorts of Chicagoans. This is an eclectic and multi-faceted glimpse into Chicago's cultural history.
Pabst Brewing Company "Old Milwaukee" - A sponsored film made by Morton Goldsholl Associates for Pabst Brewing Company.
June Byers vs Penny Banner - An episode of a syndicated wrestling show shot at Chicago's International Amphitheatre.
Air Traffic Controller - A short film made by Harry Mantel that documents the chaotic air traffic control tower at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
The New World of Stainless Steel - Originally found in a film can labeled "Iran," The New World of Stainless Steel is a wonderful example of the industrial film genre that flourished with the creation of 16mm film gauge.
Mister E - Chicago movie-maker Margaret Conneely's domestic "black comedy," expresses some of the edgier mischief and discontent that women of the 1950s could rarely express openly.
Chicago World's Fair 1933 - A home movie of the 1933 Chicago World's Fair in all its troubled splendor.
Super Up - The film is an exceptional critique of the structures of racial and class segregation, consumerism and lust, sexual energy and desire, and the domination of (and link between) advertising, consumption, sexuality, and the police.
Close to You - A Chicago high school student's take on a 1970 Carpenters' classic.
UNTITLED, Kent Lambert & CAVE, DVD projection, color/B&W, sound, 5 min.
As part of our recent fundraiser, CFA MEDIA MIXER, we asked 3 local video artists and 3 musicians to team up and create 3 video pieces made up of CFA footage. This "strobe-tastic" video is the result of one of those collaborations.
Event Agenda 6:00pm - 6:30pm Networking 6:30pm - 7:45pm Film Presentation 7:45pm - 8:15pm Q & A with The CFA
Pizza will be available for purchase $2; Pizza& Soda $3
Catalyst Ranch (View)
656 West Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60661