Nick Alonzo, a former student of mine from Harold Washington College, completed his first feature last year at the ripe old age of 20. He sent me a link to a screener a while ago but I put off watching it for months. How good, after all, can a no-budget feature made by a 20-year-old be? When I finally got around to watching it, I was fairly blown away by this funny, cinematically inventive and very Chicago-centric comedy. SHITCAGO follows a day in the life of a young, unnamed loner as he wanders around the Windy City encountering an assortment of bizarre characters. It screens this Saturday at 8pm at Transistor Chicago. The screening is FREE and BYOB.
You can read my interview with Alonzo at Time Out Chicago here.
You can read my capsule eview of the film at Cine-File here.
April 1st, 2016 at 2:49 pm
Sorry, I have not blogged on this site for a while, I have just been so busy. Anyway, I think you did a great job conducting the interview with Nick Alonzo 🙂 I am glad that his relationship with the city is love/hate rather than just hate though he would probably be relieved to know that as a Chicagoan (or an Illinoisan), I come off as a very nice guy and would never be mean to him 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂
April 5th, 2016 at 8:42 am
Thanks, John. Hope you get to see SHITCAGO.