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Uptown in film

From its glamorous heyday in the early 20th Century, Uptown has been through lots of changes – influxes of Appalachians and Native Americans, urban renewal (and community organizing for and against it), and port of entry for immigrants from every continent.

Those changes are the subject of a new documentary film, The Wilson Corridor: Transitions in Chicago’s Uptown, which will premier at Truman College’s Novar Hall, 1145 W. Wilson, on Monday, December 6 at 7 p.m.

A group of Truman College students with McCormick Foundation Fellowships, guided by Truman political science professor Bettina Maravolo, researched and wrote the film and contacted filmmaker Roxane Assaf to produce the film  A playwright and journalist, Assaf previously worked at Truman as studio classroom director.  Jeff Kelly Lowenstein has more.

Here’s a trailer:

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Category: arts, Uptown


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