Blueprint for Bronzeville
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018 @ 7:15PM
BLUEPRINT FOR BRONZEVILLE Tristan Hanson • North East Premiere • USA • 2017 • 41 min • Documentary
When the City of Chicago decides that its legendary African-American neighborhood Bronzeville will be the host community for a doomed Olympics Bid, housing activists swing into action. But with an international spotlight upon them, can they get a real commitment to affordable homeownership from City Hall?
Tristan Hanson (Producer, Blueprint for Bronzeville) is a freelance producer and documentary filmmaker based in Chicago. At Kartemquin Films she recently was Co-Producer on feature films American Arab and Almost There, a portrait of outsider artist Peter Anton described by Tom Roston of POV’s Documentary Blog as “one of the best documentaries of the year.” After many years of agency work focused on nonprofits, she’s recently been dipping her toes into producing comedic spots at The Onion.
Arlen Parsa (Producer, Blueprint for Bronzeville) is an award winning independent filmmaker living in Chicago. Arlen’s films have played at film festivals across the United States. His next documentary (The Way To Andina) started when he discovered his great grandfather was a composer who left behind a long lost opera. Arlen decided to try to give the antique show a world premiere 80 years after it was written– despite not knowing the first thing about opera.