Sunsets in CHICAGO – Gene Siskel

Sunsets, the feature film still is getting it’s day. It’s now played twice in Chicago to not the largest crowds, but twice at Siskel Film Center. The first time they (Siskel and Ebert) were both alive and well with a powerful show that influenced crowds to see movies. Today, Siskel has passed away and Ebert is working hard through a stroke. Rating movies has gone to new folks, mostly online. Films have changed. The medium and technique are different. Yet, the film center still exists and makes movies look good. The front door itself is a reminder that you’re entering a real cinema center. Don’t mess around inside. This is the Rucker Park of film.

The projection was beautiful. A serious projection system that made us look good. I actually sat through the film again.
What do film fest folks do to kill a bit of time? Scrabble. That’s the scene when we walked in. Game on. What’s with the eye patch girl in the painting!
That’s Mike standing outside of the film center. He dresses up for cinema. Chicago has cinematic streets thanks to the elevated trains. The Fugitive! Remember the “L” train scene? How dramatic.
The photo is says it all. I hope this photo stays up in this joint forever.
One the way out we bid Siskel adieu once again. Thanks for everything. If people took a sec and poured some out for the man, that would be cool.
Yes. We made the digital marquee. Is Revisited part of the title? I guess it looks cool.

Of course with a big group, it’s all about Korean food since they’re open late. How Asian, right? I hope a ritual like this never goes out of style. San Soo Gab San is one of these places. They give you an insane amount of side dishes (panchan). Although it was cold outside, we left as many of our articles of clothing in the car. This place will get you smelling pretty.

Kim Turley is about to bust into laughter again. Tim tends to the pork. And Emily Wang ponders a square of food.

2 Comments

  1. Michelle
    15 April 10, 6:46pm

    That beautiful projection is the work of my friend Brandon Doherty! I've known him since I was 16 years old!

    -Michelle

  2. tim
    20 April 10, 11:46pm

    brandon is awesome, and knows his tech. next time yr in town… he lives down the street from me!

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