Super Up

A Windy City: Songs of Dissent and Unrest

1/21/16 7PM FREE

Cause Without a Rebel (Peter Kuttner, 1965, US, 16mm, 9 min.); Social Confrontation: The Battle of Michigan Ave. (The Film Group, 1968, US, 16mm, 11 min.); Cicero March (The Film Group, 1966, US, 16mm, 8 min.); Super Up (Kenji Kanesaka, 1966, US, 16mm transferred to digital, 13 min.); Nightsong (Don Klugman, 1964, US, 16mm, 22 min.)

Michelle Puetz, the Block Museum’s new Curator of Media Arts, presents and discusses a selection of her personal favorites from the Chicago Film Archives. A regional film archive dedicated to collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving images that represent the history of the Midwest, the Chicago Film Archives is one of the most important keepers of our city’s cultural, social, and political history. This program of five short works (including one made by documentary filmmaker and Kartemquin associate Peter Kuttner while he was an undergraduate at Northwestern), focuses on the turbulent period of the 1960s. In unique and non-commercial forms, these films address the political turmoil, class segregation, and racial struggle of this decade, and give voice to the experiences of everyday Chicagoans during the era of the Vietnam War. Approximately 80 minutes.

Preceded by a reception in the main lobby