Dr. Martin Luther King once wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” In this case the injustices we speak of is the immutable ails of police brutality, corruption, and unbalanced justice system targeting people of color in the United States of America.
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal brings us another film in our Real Chicago series: Jill Godmilow’s The Popovich Brothers of South Chicago (1976). Godmilow follows members of The Popovich Brothers, a Chicago-based Serbian-American tamburitza band, as they slowly recover from the death of fellow band mate and brother, ‘Marko’ Popovich. After 50 […]
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal brings us the documentary Maxwell Street Blues from filmmakers Linda Williams and Raul Zaritsky. Shot in 1979, as the area was transitioning from a century old massive outdoor marketplace to an upscale shopping district and university campus, the filmmakers were able to document the last […]
Part of our ongoing From the Vidéothèque Vault series, Chris Houkal brings us a collection of short documentary films from Chicago-based filmmaker Tom Palazzolo. In 1979’s Labor Day, East Chicago, Palazollo heads to the southeast section of Chicago to take in the day’s celebrations. In 1994’s I Married a Munchkin he interviews local little person Mary Ellen […]