Chicago Film Archives
$24,300
Chicago, Illinois
2018

To support “Designed to be Seen: Art and Function in Chicago Mid-Century Film”, a film series exploring the distinct genres and modes of production that characterize the history of cinema in Chicago and shed new light on ways in which art, design, and commerce intersected in the city. Through four screenings, CFA reveals Chicago as a powerhouse of industrial, corporate, educational, and sponsored filmmaking from the late 1940s through the 1970s and highlights the city’s artists, studios, and interconnected histories of commercial and artistic film production.