The 11th in the ongoing series of the Chicago screenings
of the L.A. Rebellion touring film
series, will continue on Thursday June 6
with a screening of a newly restored print of filmmaker Larry Clark’s 1973 feature
film, As Above, So Below.
Recently rediscovered and considered by many to be one of
the most “politically radical films of the L.A. Rebellion movement” Clark’s film spans several generations
and decades as it chronicles the political consciousness awakening of young man
from his childhood in Chicago during the mid-1940’s though his stint in the
Marines to adulthood as a politicized radical.
The film has been compared to Ivan Dixons’ film version of Sam
Greenlee’s incendiary novel The Spook
Who Sat by the Door
And the filmmaker himself, Larry Clark, will be present
for the screening and as well as for the Chicago L.A. rebellion screening (the final
one for the series) of his feature film Passing
Through on June 7 (More details about
that screening to come soon)
And along with As Above, So Below, there will be a
screening of Don Amis’ 1974 short
film Ujamii Uhuru Schule (Swahili for
Community Freedom School) which details
a day-in-the-life portrait of an Afrocentric primary learning academy located in
South Los Angeles that focuses “on the virtues of the three Rs — Respect,
Righteousness and Revolution”. (Or
The Good Old Days as I like to call it)
The screening starts at 7PM and will take place at the Block
Cinema on the campus of Northwestern
University located at 40 Arts Circle
Drive in Evanston IL.
University professor and curator of the L.A. Rebellion film series, Jacqueline Stewart, will introduce the films and conduct a Q and A with Clark afterward.
Attendance is FREE,
but tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis, so get
there as early as you can.