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Springfield Hotel

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Film Identifier: F.2011-01-0112
Run Time
0h 3m 30s
Format
8mm
Color
Color
Sound
Silent
Date Produced
1984
Abstract
This footage by JoAnn Elam was possibly shot around 1984 in Springfield, IL, which Elam might have visited for a postal workers’ union meeting. In the 1970s and 1980s, Elam worked as a letter carrier in Logan Square in Chicago and she was involved in the National Association of Letter Carriers fighting for the postal workers’ rights. Filmed entirely from inside a high building, probably a hotel, Springfield Hotel shows the traffic on the streets down below and the Illinois State Capitol in the distance. The camera first zooms in and out, then the footage is rapidly edited as in a montage sequence, before returning to a more familiar pace at the end.
Main Credits
Elam, JoAnn (is filmmaker)
Form
Short
Subject
Cityscapes
Related Place
Springfield (production location of)