Re: Chicago Film Group

From: Andy Ditzler (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Dec 29 2006 - 17:45:14 PST

Re: [Fwd: [AMIA-L] CFA screening of restored films]
Thanks Carolyn, Jeff and Patrick for the great information. Does anyone know how I could see Cicero March?
Andy Ditzler
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From: programming <(address suppressed)>
Sent: Dec 29, 2006 6:01 PM
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Subject: Re: [Fwd: [AMIA-L] CFA screening of restored films]

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" <(address suppressed)> wrote:

Here's the CFA screening mentioned in a previous post...


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Subject: [AMIA-L] CFA screening of restored films
From:    "Nancy Watrous" <(address suppressed)>
Date:    Fri, September 22, 2006 6:44 am
To:      AMIA-(address suppressed)

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
  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

  Friday, September 29
  LaSalle Bank Cinema
  4901 W. Irving Park Road
  Chicago, IL

  $10 at the door

  For more information, please visit our website at or call 773.478.3799

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