2015, Cyrus Dowlatshahi, USA, 84 min.
- Fri, Nov 27th 5:30pm
- Sat, Nov 28th 8:00pm
- Sun, Nov 29th 5:30pm
"Richly textured, sometimes flat-out hilarious and at times sobering." – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Dowlatshahi listens with a sensitive ear and watches with a highly talented post-vérité gaze." – Ray Pride, Newcity
Chicago’s South Side is rarely portrayed in the media as a place of beauty and positive energy. Ravishingly photographed, TAKIN’ PLACE colorfully captures the aura of the Washington Park and Englewood neighborhoods from the chaos of a joyous Fourth of July in the streets to girl talk in the intimate confines of a beauty salon. Director Dowlatshahi, whose career encompasses work for Al-Jazeera, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel, takes a fly-on–the-wall approach to discovering everyday life and culture on the South Side in all its glorious diversity and complexity. DCP digital. (BS)