Thursday, February 21, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, Block Cinema, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
One Book NU
Category: Fine Arts
This program of classic short documentaries about Chicago people and places was inspired by this year’s One Book One Northwestern; Alex Kotlowitz’s Never a City So Real, which features portraits of some of the author’s favorite Chicago neighborhoods and citizens. This corresponding film program includes a film shot on the NU campus in the mid-1960s and early films from Tom Palazzolo, Kartemquin Films, and the Chicago Film Archives, with topics covering racism, gentrification, an early gay pride parade, and more. The program concludes with a new documentary (Paraíso) which focuses on window washers who brave extreme heights to keep our city’s skyline sparkling.