An unprecedented "premiere" of the unfinished documentary CHICAGO CROSSINGS: BRIDGES AND BOUNDARIES (1994, Kartemquin Films)! *FREE* and open to the public!
Presented by Pentimenti Productions, Media Burn Independent Video Archive and Kartemquin Films, in collaboration with the Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.
CHICAGO CROSSINGS: BRIDGES AND BOUNDARIES (1994, Kartemquin Films) was originally created to accompany an art exhibition addressing the relationships of African Americans and American Jews at The Spertus Institute. The film follows twelve artists, six Black and six Jewish, as they prepare their work for the show.
The artists included Othello Anderson (co-curator), Claire Wolf Krantz (co-curator), Edith Altman, Joel Feldman, Marva Jolly, Kerry James Marshall, Gerda Meyer Bernstein, Esther Parada, John Rozelle, Hamza Walker (under the pseudonym Sonny Venice), Fan Warren, and John Pitman Weber.
The program will include a screening of the original rough cut of the film, as well as never-before-seen camera original footage of the featured artists. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Gordon Quinn, producer of the film, and acclaimed artists Othello Anderson and Gerda Meyer Bernstein, who participated in the film.