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Born in Chicago

Film/Video

Born in Chicago

Born in Chicago

Image courtesy of Out of the Box Records

Sam Lay, Born in Chicago

Sam Lay, Born in Chicago

Image courtesy of Out of the Box Records

Jack White, Born in Chicago

Jack White, Born in Chicago

Image courtesy of Out of the Box Records

Marshall Chess, Born in Chicago

Marshall Chess, Born in Chicago

Image courtesy of Out of the Box Records

Born In Chicago Documentary Movie - Trailer
Born in Chicago

(John Anderson, 2013)

New Documentary

Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.

Fri, Nov 1, 2013 7 PM

"This is soulful stuff—exactly what America needs to remind itself of what it used to be.”—Michael Simmons, The Huffington Post

Born In Chicago chronicles the story of suburban teenage musicians (many who were white and Jewish) who, in the early sixties, cut their teeth in Chicago’s tough blues neighborhoods, were accepted and treated like sons by masters such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and then went on to create some of the most influential pop recordings of the era. Featuring Keith Richards, Michael Bloomfield, Eric Burdon, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Marshall Chess, Jack White, and more! (86 mins., HDCAM). This film is programmed in conjunction with the Blues for Smoke exhibition, on view through December 29.

Man with a Movie Camera

Be here Monday, September 14 as Alloy Orchestra takes the stage in our Film/Video Theater to accompany a restoration of Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera.

Fall 2015 preview

Tickets are now available for our knockout fall season—this is one you won't want to miss.