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Willie Wright: 1 of 2 Willies Featured in IMAGINATION MUSIC

… struggling for respect and survival in a primarily white musical genre and neighborhood. Klugman won the “Coupe Kodak-Pathe” prize for NIGHTSONG at Cannes in 1965. The film was also named one of the “Ten Best Winners” in the Amateur Cinema League’s 1964 International Film and Video Festival, for its expressive use of color. Apart from his depiction as a folksinger in the film, Wright’s actual musical roots were in the Chicago doo-wop scene, play…

KINOSONIK #2

…uced by the Brownian motion effect.  (Description courtesy of Lawrence Janiak) Last Whole Earth Catalog (JoAnn Elam, date unknown, 8mm transfer to video) The title of this fast paced experimental film presumably refers to the American counterculture catalog published by Stewart Brand between 1968 and 1972. The film quickly edits and overlaps scenes from various rural and urban landscapes, creating a strong “wish you were here” feeling. Featured M…

The City in the ’60s: Forgotten Films from American Archives

We are honered to take part in the National Gallery of Art’s annual showcase of film preservation from international archives and special collections. This year’s programs range from rediscovered American rarities to artists’ films and unsung shorts fro…

2017 Benefit with Joe Swanberg

… week in Bergamo, Italy during the Bergamo Film Festival, March 2018 
 This vacation prize includes roundtrip airfare for two, a hotel room for 7 nights, and two passes to the Bergamo Film Festival where CFA will premiere the International Media Mixer. Lonely Planet describes Bergamo as offering “a wealth of art and medieval Renaissance and baroque architecture, a privileged position overlooking the southern plains, breathtaking views and fine di…

Collaborating with the Korean Film Archive

… provenance. In turn, KOFA will direct any researcher viewing these materials in South Korea to CFA for more information. Scene of Seoul during the war, from the Koza Collection Featured in these films are primarily scenes of American troops at combat and leisure in various parts of Korea during the war. One produced by Frank Koza is particularly intimate for a newsreel and important to our understanding of Frank and his collection, as it feature…

Chicago: City of Neighborhoods

Chicago Film Archives is teaming up with the Chicago International Film Festival to present CFA films at the upcoming Chicago Architecture Biennial – a multi-platform event geared at facilitating radical new thought about what the built environment should be in the 21st century. More information about the screening and other biennial programs can be found here. CHICAGO: CITY OF NEIGHBORHOODS Chicago is much more than its famous towers. Th…

Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film

still image from Robert Stiegler’s Licht Spiel Nur I (circa 1967) We are extremely proud to announce Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film - a four program film series that will screen in fall 2018 as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Art Design Chicago initiative. Art Design Chicago is a wide-ranging initiative spearheaded by the Terra Foundation and developed in partnership with more than …

The Murder of Fred Hampton

…raw comparisons to the film’s representation of the Black Panther Party, which started as a way to fight police brutality towards young Black men, and today’s Black Lives Matter movement sparked by police shootings of African American youth.” Following the screening, Dr. Jakobi Williams, author of From the Bullet to the Ballot: The Illinois Black Panther Party and Racial Coalition Politics, will lead a conversation with panelists Black Panther Pa…

Midwest Stories

…terconnected histories of artistic and commercial filmmaking in the city from the mid-century through the 1970s. DESIGNED TO BE SEEN: ART AND FUNCTION IN CHICAGO MID-CENTURY FILM Developed as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s city-wide Art Design Chicago initiative, Chicago Film Archives’ four part screening and lecture series, Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film, exposes the breadth and diversity of f…

Play/Back 2016

Chicago Film Archives’ Founder and Executive Director Nancy Watrous will deliver a keynote address at Play/back 2016, held in Washington, DC. Play/back is an exciting one-day symposium on Friday, September 30, 2016, that will bring together scholars, archivists, librarians, curators, educators, students, filmmakers, and audiovisual preservationists for dialogue and collaboration on ensuring access to America’s rich audiovisual heritage. O…

Chicago Open Archives: Yours To Explore

…ship include archivists, librarians, and records managers in academic, corporate, governmental, institutional, library, and museum settings. The second annual Chicago Open Archives event connects visitors with archives during American Archives Month, a movement promoted by the Society of American Archivists, and is modeled from similar events in Portland, Sacramento, and Cambridge. Participating sites for this year’s event include: Aurora Region…

Chicago HOME MOVIE DAY 2012 (10th Anniversary!)

good time BYO home movie event. This year, we are delighted to present Chicago Home Movie Day 2012 with our friends over at the Northwest Chicago Film Society and the Chicago History Museum. Home Movie Day is a celebration of amateur films and filmmaking held annually at many local venues worldwide. It was conceived by the Center for Home Movies in 2002 as a means to promote the preservation and appreciation of home movies. Chicago Film Archives …

Bellwether: A Market Happening & Feast

…; Bellwether’s debut event takes place June 8 & 9 at The Hideout, and will feature an inspiring lineup of purveyors & makers, libations from Revolution Brewery + Oliver Winery and loads of entertainment curated by the amazing Hideout. On Saturday, June 8th, head to the Hideout’s back room to witness a wide array of homegrown film footage from Chicago Film Archives that reflect our city’s glorious (and not so glorious) past as well a…

Generous Donations – thanks!!

…rtising and public relations at the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. There he met Irene Ellerbeck, another M-K-T employee, and they married and had there first and only child, Susan. Like many other railroad employees who were amateur filmmakers, he often took his camera (and family) when traveling with the railroad to such places as Mexico, the Ozarks, and Galveston, Tx. These films span the mid 1920s through the mid 1950s. One reel even contains…

No Maps On My Taps

No Maps On My Taps (1979) Chicago Film Archives and the Black Cinema House are pleased to present NO MAPS ON MY TAPS as part of our summer series (we’re bringing it back indoors for this one). With musical direction by Lionel Hampton, this spirited 1978 film offers up an indigenous American dance form (and its history) by showcasing the footwork of Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs. Rare 1930s Hollywood and Harlem clips document t…