Sunday, January 28, 3:00 p.m. | No one has captured Chicago quite like legendary filmmaker and School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumnus Tom Palazzolo (BFA 1965, MFA 1966), who has spent six decades training his irreverent and often humorous gaze at public spectacles and rituals. This program gathers some of Palazzolo’s most iconic shorts into a provocative time capsule of Chicago in the 1960s–70s by taking us from the unveiling of the Picasso sculpture and the 1968 Democratic National Convention; to a nude beauty contest, a backyard wedding shower, and a gruff deli owner; to a disturbing look at a Neo-Nazi rally. Program: THE BRIDE STRIPPED BARE (1967); LOVE IT/LEAVE IT (1973); RICKY AND ROCKY (1972, co-directed with Jeff Kreines); JERRY’S DELI (1976); and MARQUETTE PARK II (1980, co-directed with Mark Rance). Presented in collaboration with Chicago Film Archives and Doc Chicago. Director Tom Palazzolo in attendance.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email