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Pencil This In: 'Bring The Ruckus: Red Grooms On Celluloid'

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 23, 2014 5:30PM


South Side Projections, a nonprofit dedicated to presenting film screenings across Chicago's South side, presents Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid, a sampling of experimental works from the 1960s, 7:30 p.m. April 24 at the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Red Grooms, a School of the Art Institute graduate, focused his pop art on sculpture and experimental films capturing the energy of city life. some of Grooms' films to be screened include 1969's 19-minute Tappy Toes, a musical with kaleidoscopic visuals that uses Grooms’s massive installation City of Chicago as its backdrop featuring fellow artists Ed Paschke and Karl Wirsum; Fat Feet, a mixed-media stop-motion short made with longtime collaborator Mimi Gross; and George Kuchar’s Encyclopedia of the Blessed which captures a surreal cross-country road trip with Grooms that culminates in a performance piece starring Grooms himself.

There's a suggested $5 donation. (3219-21 S. Morgan St.)

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