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Out of the Vault: How We Work

Saturday, April 27, 2019 ,  7pm

Chicago Filmmakers
5720 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago IL 60660 , go to map

Admissions: Suggested donation, $8


still from JoAnn Elam’s Chocolate Cake (1973)

This selection of short films explores the struggles and hopes of women in the 1970s and ‘80s as they reflect on the relationship between power, gender, and labor in their working lives. Abigail Child’s Game is an intimate reflection on the everyday experiences and hustle of Tina, a prostitute and Slim, her pimp, in New York. Loretta Smith’s Where Did You Get That Woman follows seventy-year old Joan Williams, a bathroom attendant working on Rush Street. Experimental filmmaker JoAnn Elam’s Chocolate Cake documents the process of making a cake … with an unexpected ending. Filmmaker Loretta Smith in person.

Films screening:

Game (Abigail Child, 1972, b&w, sound, 36 minutes)
Chocolate Cake (JoAnn Elam, circa 1973, color, silent, 4 minutes)
Where Did You Get That Woman? (Loretta Smith, 1982, color, sound, 30 minutes)

TRT: 70 minutes

Tickets are available for advance purchase here.


Chicago Filmmakers
5720 N. Ridge Avenue
Chicago IL 60660
go to map
Admissions:Suggested donation, $8
Public Transport:If traveling by CTA, Chicago Filmmakers is accessible by bus routes 84 Ridge and 36 Broadway. Chicago Filmmakers is also a 7 minute walk from the Bryn Mawr Red Line Stop.
Parking:If you're traveling by car there is a lot on the NW side of the building off of Hollywood Ave. 
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