Tommy’s Chicago: Newly Preserved Films by Tom Palazzolo

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 13, 2007

Thursday, September 13, 2007, 6pm

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Tom Palazzolo in person!

For over four decades, Chicago legend and SAIC alum Tom Palazzolo (“Tommy Chicago”) has documented the unorthodox rituals of the Windy City with genuine affection and wonder. From frantic deli owners to the unveiling of the Picasso sculpture, Palazzolo’s work is suffused with mischievous humor and an uncanny eye for the surreal. Tonight’s screening features seven newly preserved prints of Palazzolo’s early films: Love It/Leave It (1967); The Bride Stripped Bare (1967); O (1967); Tattooed Lady (1967); Jerry’s (1976); America’s in Real Trouble (1967); and He (1967). Prints preserved by Chicago Filmmakers with funding from the Avant-Garde Masters program and the National Film Preservation Foundation. Co-presented with Chicago Filmmakers. 1967-1976, Tom Palazzolo, USA, USA, ca. 75 min, 16mm.

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