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Tom Palazzolo, Vivian Maier Photographer
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This 12-minute video by Tom Palazzolo and Chicago writer Jack Helbig tells the story of the recently discovered Chicago street photographer Vivian Maier. Though she was unknown in her lifetime, her extensive body of work is rewriting the history...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art history, artist portraits, chicago art, city, documentary, history, outsider art, photography, portrait

2013 | 1:06:50
TOUCH
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A man returns, after fifty years, to Chinatown to care for his dying mother. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: city, death and dying, documentary, lgbt, literature, memory, time

2013 | 14:56
Jesse McLean, Just Like Us
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A familiar landscape comprised of big box stores and parking lots proves a rich site for longing, intimacy, and radical change. Celebrities are observed in this environment and are reduced to ordinary beings in the process. An enigmatic...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: advertisement(s), consumer culture, landscape, mental landscape

1969 | 1:18:35
Videofreex, Subject to Change
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In early 1969, inspired by the raw energy of their Woodstock tapes, a CBS television executive named Don West commissioned the nascent Videofreex collective to produce a new kind of TV program with "contemporary relevancy" to be aimed at the...

 

Collection: New Releases, Videofreex Archive, Single Titles

Tags: art collective, film or videomaking, television, video history