FILMMAKERS ON THE CHICAGO RIVER is a documentary feature that reveals
the creative processes of Chicago moviemakers. Using the city’s
famous river as a location, filmmaker D. P. Carlson places the directors
in a variety of boats and interviews them as they explore the river
and share stories of how Chicago has influenced their careers.
Andrew Davis, Michael Mann, Harold
Ramis, John Landis, John McNaughton, Steven A. Jones, Stuart Gordon
and Haskell Wexler are among the Hollywood directors who are interviewed.
The Windy City's best independent filmmakers are also featured-Tom
Palazzolo, Loretta Smith, Jerry Blumenthal, Gordon Quinn,
Louis Antonelli, Katy Maguire, Ross Marks, Jim
Dawson, Ayanna U'Dongo, Zeinabu Davis, Chris Ligon and Heather
McAdams. Along the riverbank, local film critics Ray Pride, Dann Gire,
Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert are interviewed as well as Chicago Film
Office Director Rich Moskal and the Honorable Richard M. Daley, Mayor
Camerawork by Greg Gricus and Ron Forsythe,
edited with Mike Weber, Original music by Tom Krol.
of The DVD!
"Chicago Filmmakers on the Chicago River is much like the
river itself: unexpectedly beautiful, winding and completely unpredictable...
a poetic little piece of punk documentary."
- CHICAGO TRIBUNE
metaphor for the creative lifeblood of the city." - VARIETY
true leap of imagination... Some of the best ever examples of Pulfrich
3-D... This DVD offers some true gems of stereodipity."
landmark documentary." - FILMMONTHLY.COM