Northwestern University

Thu 7:00 PM

Never a City So Reel: Chicago Portraits on Film

When: 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

Cost: free

Contact: One Book NU  

Group: One Book One Northwestern 2016-2017

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.

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