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Upcoming Fundraiser: CFA Night 2011

November 19, 2011 from 5-8pm

{{startpromo}}Chicago Film Archives invites you to a party in celebration of Chicago’s rich film history.  On November 19, 2011 CFA spotlights the life of Ruth Page, Chicago’s iconic dance figure whose legacy resides in one of CFA’s newest collections.{{endpromo}}

Join our family of supporters to view select films from the archive, talk with WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight host Alison Cuddy, meet dancers Delores Lipinski Long and Patricia Klekovic, and listen to live gypsy jazz. See a special screening of Ruth Page in her 1922 performance of DANSE MACABRE accompanied by the live sounds of Hans van der Hill, Jonathan DeSouza, Dan Abu-Absi and Leroy Bach (formerly of Wilco).

Kick off the holidays with films, music, good company, good food and good spirits!

Food & spirits courtesy of Marion Street Cheese Market.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
What Time:
5pm until 8pm
Home of Michael Ruehle & Janice Tennant
343 Ashland Avenue
River Forest, IL

Purchase your tickets now:


Be a partner in the conservation of Chicago’s film legacies by attending Chicago Film Archives Night 11!

Food, drinks, music and films from the Chicago Film Archives including onscreen commentary by Haskell Wexler, Andrew Davis and other film directors from the Midwest.

WBEZ’s Eight Forty-Eight host, Alison Cuddy, and dancers Delores Lipinski Long (Ruth Page Center for the Arts, Civic Ballet of Chicago) and Patricia Klekovic (Ruth Page Center for the Arts) discuss the behind-the-scenes dance culture that supported and defined the world of twentieth century dance generated by Chicago’s own prima ballerina and choreographer, Ruth Page.

Presentation of the silent film DANSE MACABRE (1922), 8min.
Adolph Bolm – Youth
Ruth Page – Love,
Olin Howland – Death

Live musical accompaniment to DANSE MACABRE by:
Hans van der Hill – Guitar
Jonathan DeSouza – Violin
LeRoy Bach – Guitar, Melodica
Dan Abu-Absi – Bass, Mandolin

Final deadline for the silent auction of screenplay CONTAGION, a script signed by film director Steven Soderberg

To make your reservation, please click on the button above, or send a check or money order to:

Chicago Film Archives
329 West 18th Street, Suite 3-A
Chicago, IL  60616

CFA is a 501©(3) organization.  Your contribution is deductible to the extent of the law.

For more information contact us at (312) 243-1808, or


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