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In 2008, three experimental films made by Chicago-based filmmaker Don Klugman were preserved with the support of the National Film Preservation Foundation in 2008. NIGHTSONG is a portrait of the Chicago Near-North nightlife scene in the mid-1960s, centering on the struggles and romantic desires of an African American singer played by long-forgotten folk sensation, Willie Wright. I'VE GOT THIS PROBLEM traces the romantic relationship between a young man and woman (played by Klugman and Judy Harris) who meet in a downtown coffee shop. Their nonstop dialogue fluctuates between playful psycho-babble and sincere attempts to relay their innermost feelings. YOU'RE PUTTING ME ON seems to pick up the same couple (again played by Klugman and Harris) a few years later, as they attend a swinging bohemian party where they pilfer personal objects from the unsuspecting guests. The archival materials created from these three Klugman films comprise the Don Klugman Collection.
This black and white 16mm film depicts the leisure activities of an affluent family on Chicago's north side. Scenes include a grandiose building that is possibly the Edgewater Beach Hotel and a football game at University of Chicago.
The John and Marilyn Sanner collection contains 16mm, 8mm and Super 8mm amateur and home movie films. John and Marilyn Sanner were members of the Metro Movie Club, a local amateur filmmaking club (1940s-1980s), during the later years of the organization (1972-1987). John Sanner of Deerfield, Illinois shot the majority of the films in this collection. He shot both amateur films and home movies, including footage of Deerfield High School football games, the Chicago snow blizzard of 1979, a behind-the-scenes look at a Metro Movie Club production and a short documentary about the arrival of a Vietnamese family to Deerfield by way of a refuge camp in Hong Kong. The collection also includes films made by John's brother Richard Sanner, who taught at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and established the audiovisual department at the University of Hawaii in 1957. Richard's films include home movies from the Sanner home in Iowa, as well as footage depicting the eruption of Kilauea volcano in 1960.
Identifier: F.2008-02-0034
Filmmaker: Cring, Marquis Ritchey
Identifier: F.2005-04-0131
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0100
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0157
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0154
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0156
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0158
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0167
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2005-04-0166
Filmmaker: Glick, Jacob
Identifier: F.2012-11-0002
Filmmaker: Shreves, Paul
Identifier: F.2007-01-0007
Filmmaker: Baker, Jack