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Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River (1998)

 -  Documentary  -  April 2004 (USA)
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"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is an independent documentary film that reviews the careers of movie makers indigenous to Chicago. The filmmakers are interviewed aboard an amusing... See full summary »

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"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is an independent documentary film that reviews the careers of movie makers indigenous to Chicago. The filmmakers are interviewed aboard an amusing variety of watercraft (speedboat, fireboat, tugboat, houseboat, fishing boat, rowboat, pontoon, canoe, etc.) while cruising along the branches of the Chicago River. In the program, the Chicago River comes to life as the filmmakers float along this famous waterway, which is often photographed, but rarely featured as a continuous backdrop in films. The audience learns about each artist's creative process as they navigate their boats and reflect on the various influences that guided their careers, and how they expose their hometown on the silver screen. "Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River" is the first documentary to bring together a wide variety of filmic talents from any one city. Written by D.P. Carlson

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A superb documentary about screenwriters
20 February 2005 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I teach screen writing at Columbia College Chicago and have used Mr. Carlson's film in several classes. It offers a rare glimpse into the creative thought processes screenwriters - and filmmakers - must go through. By placing his subjects on a variety of boats, and then interviewing them on the historic Chicago River, Mr. Carlson has juxtaposed the fluid qualities of these talented individuals with the elusive nature of their business. In his documentary, Mr. Carlson has offered the public a wide variety of writers and filmmakers who open up to Mr. Carlson's camera with thought-provoking insights into just how challenging their work is. I recommend this film to anyone interested in screen writing, film-making, or the numerous talents to have emerged from this great city.


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