AND THIS IS FREE & Sunday
Sunday, January 21
AND THIS IS FREE
(1964, Mike Shea) A fly-in-the-stall’s view of Chicago’s Maxwell Street open air market, capturing its hucksters, weekend shoppers, evangelists and authentic blues singers – in the very year it was ripped down to make way for a parking lot. Shea hung out on the street for six months so that its denizens would stop playing to his camera. Digital. Approx. 50 min.
(1961, Dan Drasin) “Beatnik Riot” as Folk musicians rally to preserve longstanding musical gatherings in Washington Square Park. Shot by the then-18 year old Drasin with equipment borrowed from bosses Leacock, Pennebaker and Maysles. 35mm preservation print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Preservation funding provided by The Film Foundation. Approx. 17 min.