The BLVD

1999 | 01:04:00 | United States | English | B&W and Color | Stereo | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Chicago Art, City, Culture Jamming, Documentary, Home DVD

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An experimental documentary about the street drag racing scene on Chicago’s near West Side. This is a rambling textured film about obsession. It is about the mythos of speed for its own sake, but it’s also about waiting, and it is through waiting that The BLVD exposes community, inner-city landscapes and nomadic experiences of place. The film treats storytelling as a living medium for determining history. And it commands respect, for those who transform cars, or anything else, through passion.

Prizes + Awards

Athens International Film/Video Festival 2000, Best Documentary

Premiere

Gene Siskel Film Centre
Chicago, IL
1999

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