50 Wards: A Civic Mosaic
Five Short Films
Filmmakers: Ensemble Members Kasey Foster, Kareem Bandealy, Philip R. Smith, J. Nicole Brooks with Latesha Dickerson, and Artistic Associate Matthew C. Yee
Chicago from above. Contiguous. Glittering. Bordered only by vast, shimmering Lake Michigan. A city connected.
Chicago at street level. Blocks sliced into 50 circuitous, disparate districts. A city splintered.
Practiced in “connection,” our artistic collective hits the pavement with cameras, curiosity, and storytelling savvy to bring you a series of multi and mixed media pieces from each of Chi-town’s 50 municipal parcels.
50 Wards: A Civic Mosaic is an ambitious attempt to make our town feel like it looks from above: linked, complete. Watch as we weave together a dazzling tapestry of hometown experiences, bridge the distance between neighborhoods, and plot the line from our fascinating history to our complex present on through to tomorrow’s promise.
See your city through the glimmer of the artist’s eye and discover how and where we fit…together.
Premiering Early Fall 2021 on LookingglassTheatre.org