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Peggy - 7/4/77

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0227
Run Time
0h 4m 49s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1977
Abstract
Filmed during the Fourth of July, 1977, "Peggy - 7/4/77" depicts a group of friends gathered to barbecue and watch fireworks from a Chicago apartment rooftop. Through several series of rapid shots, the camera captures the sunlight view from the apartment, people eating and drinking, an L train driving by, the sunset, plants in the windows, and a sparkler at night. As hinted by the pillow labeled "Ruby," this apartment is likely that of film scholar B. Ruby Rich, a friend of JoAnn Elam's. Peggy was the name of another of Elam's friends, and she may also be at the party.
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Related Place
Chicago (production location of)