Tonight see the world premiere of Hyphenated Humor, a new short documentary made by University of Chicago students in collaboration with Kartemquin. The free screening and food and drink reception starts at 7pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts and is open to the public.
Hyphenated Humor is the product of a new experiment for both Kartemquin and the University of Chicago's Cinema and Media Studies department. The film follows Arab-Issh, a group of emerging multi-ethnic comics who use comedy to discuss their lives, struggles and experiences as they straddle two cultures while living in Chicago.
Initiated by Kartemquin Associate and University of Chicago professor Judy Hoffman, the film is the result of an entire term of production work by her students, under the supervision of Hoffman and Kartemquin co-founder Jerry Blumenthal. Valuable post-production assistance in completing the film also came from Kartemquin Spring '12 intern Ryan Gleeson.
The screening is the Chicago Reader's pick of the day Agenda item for today, and you can also read more about the film's construction in this article from U Chicago Arts: Where Hollywood Meets Hyde Park.