Re: [Fwd: [AMIA-L] CFA screening of restored films]

From: programming (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Dec 29 2006 - 16:01:55 PST

Just to keep things accurate, the CFA screening did NOT show the newly
preserved prints as scheduled. The preserved prints were not ready in time,
so the old Film Group prints were shown. (They still looked good, though.
Black and white, so no color fading problems, and seemingly in good physical
condition. I'm eager to see the preserved prints, however).

The CFA is doing some great work and the preservation efforts they've
undertaken are important. Chicago independent/experimental/documentary film
history and artists are badly undocumented, although in the last few years
there have been the beginnings of attempts to deal with this on several
fronts. Hopefully this will continue.

Credit should be given to the National Film Preservation Foundation for
their support of CFA's preservation work and for the two projects of Chicago
Filmmakers (coordinated by Carolyn Faber): Allen Ross's "The Grandfather
Trilogy" (completed) and eight films of Tom Palazzolo (underway - through an
Avant-Garde Masters grant and a regular NFPF grant).

Cicero March is indeed a pretty amazing film.

Patrick Friel
Program Director
Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 293-1447 phone
On 12/29/06 4:49 PM, "40 Frames" <email suppressed> wrote:
> Here's the CFA screening mentioned in a previous post...
> -Alain
> ---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
> Subject: [AMIA-L] CFA screening of restored films
> From:    "Nancy Watrous" <email suppressed>
> Date:    Fri, September 22, 2006 6:44 am
> To:      email suppressed
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> For anyone in the Chicago area at the end of this month, CFA is presenting
> the premiere screening of three documentary films restored and preserved
> courtesy of the National Film Preservation Foundation.  Two dates. Two
> venues.  Activists who appear in the films and the filmmakers will be
> present for discussion afterwards.  Thanks NFPF!
> _____________________________________________________________________
> To All Fans of the Film Documentary and Chicago History!!
>   Please save either Thursday, September 28th or Friday September 29th to see
>   Chicago Film Archives is especially proud to present four newly restored
> civil rights films followed by discussion with three activists that
> appear in the films.  These films were produced by the Film Group and
> chronicle the social and political upheaval that coursed through the
> streets and neighborhoods of Chicago in the late 1960s.
>   Black Moderates, Black Militants
>   The Peoples' Right to Know: Police versus Reporters
>   Cicero March
>   and excerpts of American Revolution 2
>   will be   followed by discussion with
>   Bobby Lee, Black Panther of the Illinois Chapter during the 1960s
>   Paul Sequeira, Photo-journalist who documented the 1968 Democratic
> Convention
>   Robert Lucas, Leader of the Cicero March in 1966
>   Barbara Ransby, Professor of African-American Studies at the University
> of Illinois-Chicago, will moderate the discussion.
>   Please join us at these theaters at these times:
>   Thursday, September 28
>   ICE Theater
>   210 W. 87th Street
>   Chicago, IL
>   7:00-9:00pm
>   Friday, September 29
>   LaSalle Bank Cinema
>   4901 W. Irving Park Road
>   Chicago, IL
>   7:00-9:00pm
>   $10 at the door
>   For more information, please visit our website at
> or call 773.478.3799
> ================
> Alain LeTourneau
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