Chicago 360

Yes, the Oscars went pretty much as predicted (by everyone, not just me) and I have heard both good and not so good regarding Jon Stewart, but I thought he was great as a host and would hope he is asked back again. No sense in rehashing it all here, I have to go out and see all those movies now (I mean, rent them, when they come out). Feel free to hash and rehash in the comments, of course.

More importantly, I went to the Chicago Filmmakers Split Pillow Showcase this weekend and saw the presentation titled Chicago 360.

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I should have posted about this on Friday before it happened, but hopefully some of you saw it, as the show I went to was sold out. It was great to see these 5 filmmakers discuss their work afterwards as well, and then have a few drinks with them over at Simon’s on Clark, and another pub I lost the name to. Nice work, everyone!

Anyway, if you didn’t see it, here’s what you missed:

Chicago360 (2005, 60 mins.) – the premier of an innovative new documentary by Chicago’s own Split Pillow. A time-lapsed history of Logan Square, a performance art group that turns discarded toys into musical instruments, a look at how lives and space intersect in Lakeview, the role of race and class in the changing landscape of Pilsen and the thought-provoking public art of a late night El rider intersect in this unique creative documentary collaboration. Join Chicago’s award-winning film incubator Split Pillow as filmmakers CJ Dugan, Jill Bzibziak, Casey Clark, Erik Gernand and Jim Vendiola take you on an eclectic tour of some of Chicago’s more obscure and interesting places and personalities.

1 Comment so far

  1. Manuel Ribbeck (unregistered) on March 8th, 2006 @ 4:16 pm

    Oscars were great. Thought Jon Stewart was hilarous. Too bad I missed the Chicago 360, it sounded pretty cool. Thanks for the recap.

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