This January, CFA partners with film programmer Ines Sommer to co-present “A Weekend with Tom Palazzolo”, featuring three retrospective programs of films by Tom Palazzolo. See CFA’s calendar for more details.
Added Lessons (1991) is one of only two feature films made by Tom Palazzolo, who is known mainly for his short works.
Filmmaker Tom Palazzolo in person!
“Added Lessons is an absurdist fever dream that follows young Francis (Liam Hayes) as he’s bounced between maternal demands, burgeoning sexual desires, the church, and pretensions of the art world. Filled with painted sets, symbolic gestures, and a who’s who of Chicago’s performance art scene of the late 1980s, Added Lessons is decidedly non-naturalistic, instead referencing 1920s surrealist and expressionist silent films for its cinematic visual language. Chicago Filmmakers’ Allen Ross served as cinematographer!” — Ines Sommer