Serbian Five-String Serenade

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 […]

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Foutaises

Description: Foutaises (Things I Like, Things I Hate) is one of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s (director of Amélie) earliest efforts. It uses a technique that will be familiar to viewers of Amélie, narrating and illustrating the likes and dislikes of the main character. Unlike Amélie, where a voice over narrates a similar sequence, in Foutaises, the unnamed […]

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Symphonie Diagonale

Description: This early experimental short is one of only two films completed by Swedish-born artist Viking Eggeling, who worked in Paris, Milan, and ultimately Germany. Finished in 1924 and premiered at a November Group presentation of abstract films in Berlin in 1925 (shortly before Eggeling’s death), Diagonal Symphony utilizes paper cutouts, tin foil, and frame-by-frame […]

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