L.A. Rebellion Chicago Screening Of 'Passing Through' w/ Filmmaker Larry Clark, Friday 6/7
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L.A. Rebellion Chicago Screening Of 'Passing Through' w/ Filmmaker Larry Clark, Friday 6/7


The 12th and last in the series of the Chicago screenings

of the L.A. Rebellion touring film

series, will take place this Friday June

7, with a screening of a newly restored print of filmmaker Larry Clark’s seminal 1977 feature

film, Passing Through.

The film deals with a jazz musician, recently released

from prison and refusing to play for the powers that be, who control the music

industry. Looking for inspiration and a sense of purpose he searches for his

musical mentor, Poppy Harris (played by Clarence


The film is a fusion of fiction documentary and concert film with a brilliant

score featuring the music of Charlie Parker,

John Coltrane and Sun Ra and was

called by one French critic as “the

only jazz film in the history of cinema.”

And the filmmaker himself Larry Clark, will be present for the


And along with Passing Through, there will be a screening

of Charles Burnett’s whimsical 1995

short film When It Rains, which has

been called “a jazz-blues riff on community life surely stands as a masterful

condensation of his unique blend of (Yasujiro) Ozu’s stark but deliberate

framing and (Roberto) Rossellini’s neorealism. And all that in just a

13 minute short.

The screening starts at 7PM and will take place at the Logan

Center for the Arts on the University

of Chicago campus located at 915 E.

60th St.

Filmmaker, multimedia artist and Arfofuturist Cauleen Smith, who among her numerous

films and art works is the 1988 feature film Drylongso and who was also the recipient of the National Alliance for Media Arts and

Culture Outstanding Artist Award last year, will be the host, and will conduct a Q and A with Clark after the screening.

No doubt this is going to be a popular event. Tickets

are FREE, but you have to RSVP. To reserve your tickets HERE.

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