Trick Bag, Winnie Wright, Age 11, and Now We Live on Clifton
With Gordon Quinn, founder and Artistic Director of Kartemquin Films
Trick Bag. Dir. The Kartemquin Collective. 1974, 21 mins. 16mm. Gang members, Vietnam vets, and young factory workers from Chicago’s neighborhoods tell of their personal experience with racism, candidly calling out who gets hurt and who profits.
Winnie Wright, Age 11. Dir. Gordon Quinn. 1974, 26 mins. 16mm. Winnie, the daughter of a steelworker and a teacher, is growing up in the Chicago neighborhood Gage Park during a time of demographic change. While her family struggles with racism, inflation, and a threatened strike, Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.
Now We Live on Clifton. Dir. Jerry Blumenthal. 1974, 26 mins. 16mm. Ten-year-old Pam Taylor and her twelve-year-old brother Scott knock around their multiracial neighborhood West Lincoln Park, Chicago, and worry over changes coming due to the recent expansion of DePaul University, and if they’ll be forced out of their neighborhood due to the effects of gentrification.
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