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Mon May 18 2009

Chicago360 Invites Chicago to PLAY

Starting this week, catch a glimpse into the off-the-clock world of Chicagoans -- including "adult cheerleaders, house music DJs, lovesick nerds, street theatre performers, and a snow biker" -- as Split Pillow brings you their annual Chicago 360 program.

Chicago360 asks five Chicago filmmakers to interpret a theme that reveals some aspect of life in our fair city. This year, the theme is "PLAY" and filmmakers are John Firak, Sam Barber, R.J. Buckler, John Pappas, and Jennifer Thornton. The five distinct mini-documentaries add up to one feature-length film that will be shown around the city. Run by nonprofit film and media literacy organization Split Pillow, the program is now in its fourth year.

Chicago360 v.4: PLAY Screenings:

Music Box Theater
Wednesday, May 20th @ 7:30 p.m.
3733 N. Southport Ave.
Tickets: $9.25 (Available at the door only)

Viaduct Theater
Saturday, May 30th @ 7:00 p.m.
3111 N. Western Ave.
Tickets: $7 (

The Hideout
Sunday, May 31st @ 4:00 p.m.
1354 W. Wabansia Ave.
Tickets: $7 (

View the trailer here.

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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