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 Film Portal series, Chris Houkal brings us Bruce Conner’s short film COSMIC RAY (1961). An exciting, devastating homage to sex and war put to a Ray Charles song, COSMIC RAY just might be the world’s first music video… but don’t let him catch you saying that.
Description Famed country singer Mickey Newbury probably didn’t have the odd feedback loop created by science fiction speculation when he wrote “The Future Is Not What It Used To Be” back in the 1970s.* His ballad does, however, give us a wonderful bit of insight into the disruption of time and space caused by what I’d […]