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Author Archives: Michelle Puetz

Designed to be Seen – Personal Legacies: Materiality and Abstraction

Designed to be Seen is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Designed to be Seen – The New World: Industrial, Corporate and Sponsored Films

Designed to be Seen is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

Chicago Home Movie Day 2018

Local archivists inspect & project your celluloid home movies. Learn how to care for your films for years to come!

AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2 premiere – new 35mm preservation print!

Our 2018 preservation project, AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2, will premiere at the Gene Siskel Film Center as a brand new 35mm print!

Arlington Heights Home Movie Day

Chicago Film Archives is partnering with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library to help with the presentation of the first Home Movie Day in Arlington Heights!

Up is Down – Exhibition Opening Talk with author Thomas Dyja

Join our colleagues at the Block Museum of Art for the opening celebration of the exhibition Up Is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio.

ART DESIGN CHICAGO – Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Art Design Chicago initiative. Art Design Chicago is a spirited celebration of the unique and vital role Chicago plays as America’s crossroads of creativity and commerce.

Chicago Premiere of the International Media Mixer

                        The Chicago premiere of the International Media Mixer on July 17 was beyond our wildest imagination! We couldn’t have imagined a better setting for the live performance of these stunning four works than the Jay Pritzker Pavillion. The evening was cool and clear with […]

US Premiere of the International Media Mixer!

We’re thrilled to announce the Chicago premiere of our International Media Mixer project on July 17, 2018.

CFA at the Taste of Chicago!

CFA invites you to stop by the Petrillo Music Shell—not only for great music—but to see some never-before-seen films from our archives.

Everyday Resistance: Archiving Your Family History Workshop

Archivists from the South Side Home Movie Project, CFA, and Media Burn lead a workshop on caring for your family’s archival materials (film, video, documents, photographs).

Out of the Vault: Secrets of Nature

Mixing scientific examination with philosophical meditation, time-lapse photography with experimental animation, and educational with personal, diaristic filmmaking, this program seeks to unveil just a few of the many secrets of nature.

Out of the Vault: Personal Perspectives on the Vietnam War

This selection of films highlights personal and individual reflections on the impact of the Vietnam War.

Out of the Vault: Anywhere But Here – Experimental Animation

This program of eight short animations from CFA’s collections explores the darker side of humanity and life in the 20th century.

Italian premiere of the International Media Mixer

Read about the premiere of CFA’s transnational exchange of film footage, creative energy, and artistic vision at the Bergamo Film Meeting Festival in March 2018.