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HOGTOWN is a black and white dramatic feature set circa 1919 in Chicago. It begins with the investigation into the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner and plays out against the... See more »

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Deandre Son Carter
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Nia Coleman
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Aaliyah Carter
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John Doughty
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Theresa Greenaway
Nahum Zarco ...
Almighty Voice
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Dan Callahan
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Aparicio Reyes
Gene Mui ...
Chui Yuen Wong
Marco Garcia ...
Sherwood Anderson
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James Cowan
Patrick Cunningham ...
Jack Dempsey
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Ambrose Greenaway
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elizabeth Austin ...
Fortune Teller
Raquel Austin ...
Baby Nia
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Evil Barber
John B. Boss ...
Mission Home Priest
Brandon Byrd ...
Eugene Williams
Teresa Cesario ...
Gloria Swanson
Daniel Christain ...
Telescope Man
Greenlee Clayborne
William L. Cochran ...
Man on the Street
Will Cummings III ...
Barbershop Customer (as Will Cummings)
Delicia Dunham ...
Beautiful Girl at the Abandoned Cineplex
Keisha Dyson ...
Madam
Eden Elyse ...
Little Girl (as Eden Strong)
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Mission Nun #1
Gerald O. Heller ...
Man in Coroner's Office
Aayisha Humphrey ...
Beautiful Girl in Jackson Park (as Aayisha Chanel)
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Young Almighty Voice
Genn Jackson ...
Beautiful Girl at 29Th Street Beach
Harmony Jones ...
Little Girl II
Harmony Elise Jones ...
Little Girl II
Alex Kazhinsky ...
Coroner
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Policeman
Marcelina Knade ...
Bookstore Girl
Michael Latone ...
Courthouse Reporter (as Mike Latone)
Larry Levinson ...
The Historian
Claire 'Fluff' Llewellyn ...
Mission Nun #3
Christopher Midkiff ...
1920's police officer
Mary Mikva ...
Emma Goldman
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Railway Worker
Etta Oben ...
Chicago Defender Reporter
Othel Robert Owen ...
Boy at Riot
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Charlie Churchill
Emma Peterson ...
Dancer
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Courtroom Gallery Woman
Sam Raysby ...
Sing Wing Racist
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Asylum Worker
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Young Marquis
Rachel Rozycki ...
Girl at Train Station
Matt Sass ...
Man with Cat
Joy Schoeph ...
Mission Nun #2 (as Joy Helfrich)
Alexander Sharon ...
Ernest Hemingway
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Mayor William Hale Thompson
Benny Stewart ...
Aaliyah's Father
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Prisoner
Amanda Tea ...
Girl on Broadway
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Ballet Dancer
Michael Wexler ...
Thomas Flynn
Doug Wilson ...
Bookstore Owner
Don Winter ...
Theresa's Driver
Brenda Woods ...
Silhouette Maker

Directed by

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Daniel Nearing

Written by

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Daniel Nearing ... (writer)
 
Daniel Nearing ... ()

Produced by

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Raphaël Berdugo ... associate producer
Lisa Klein ... co-producer
Jason Knade ... co-producer
Sanghoon Lee ... producer
Daniel Nearing ... producer
Rachel Rozycki ... producer
Herman Wilkins ... co-producer

Music by

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Paul Bhasin
Raymond Dunlap

Cinematography by

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Sanghoon Lee
Daniel Nearing

Film Editing by

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Philip Larkin

Costume Design by

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Melanie Parks

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rachel Rozycki ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Lynn Rozycki ... property master

Sound Department

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Daniel Christain ... sound recordist
Archie Bransford Cocke ... sound mix consultant

Special Effects by

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Aaron Daniel Annas ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Aaron Daniel Annas ... digital effects
Sanghoon Lee ... digital effects
Daniel Nearing ... digital effects
Kat Quintian ... digital effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eddie Avinashi ... grip
Lauren Gingras ... grip
Mark Kundla ... camera operator
Blake Labriola ... gaffer / grip
Leah Shortell Chapman ... assistant camera
Don Winter ... additional photography / gaffer

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Plot Summary

HOGTOWN is a feature-length, black and white, dramatic feature from writer-director Daniel Nearing. HOGTOWN is nearly 20 years in the making, and is the second film in a trilogy and grows organically out of CHICAGO HEIGHTS, which was based on WINESBURG, OHIO, an 'unadaptable' seminal American novel. The film was named to Roger Ebert's last list of Best Art Films in 2010. The film is set circa 1919 in Chicago and begins with the disappearance of a millionaire theatre owner in a snowstorm. Its climactic sequences play out against the backdrop of the horrific race riots of that summer. The film is ostensibly about a murder investigation, but HOGTOWN is much more an exploration of this most American of American cities, looking into the intimate lives of many of its people. This 'period-less piece' is shot in undisguised contemporary Chicago, suggesting that the issues of its era resonate through the present. Herman Wilkins makes his feature debut as a leading actor in HOGTOWN, playing not just DeAndre Son Carter, the protagonist, but also Marquis Coleman, a major secondary character. The film is carried by a multi-racial, multilingual ensemble cast of more than 100, along with a full wind symphony and gospel score. HOGTOWN is the second film in a trilogy of period art films that are shot in black and white with the occasional appearance of 'ecstatic' or 'epiphanal' color.

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  • Hogtown (France)
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  • 95 min
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