May 3, 2011 2:07 pm
Kartemquin's classic film Now We Live on Clifton will air on WTTW on Thursday, May 12th at 9:25pm, as part of our 45th Anniversary broadcast series on Chicago's premier public television station. There will also be a repeat broadcast on May 15th at 1:25pm.
The 1974, 16mm film focuses on 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott and the gentrification of their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The themes of the film are just as relevant today as they were 30 years ago, with neighborhoods around Chicago still going through the process of gentrification and current issues of urban renewal still being debated. The film will be released on DVD later this year as part of the fourth volume of The Kartemquin Collection: The Early Years.
Filmmakers Jerry Blumenthal and Peter Kuttner will also be featured in a brief WTTW introduction preceding the film, which we recorded yesterday here at Kartemquin in front of our old Steenbeck.