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This Saturday – Very Rare screening of Films by David Brooks

Chicago Filmmakers Presents

Saturday, May 6 – 8:00 pm
at Chicago Filmmakers (5243 N. Clark St.)

David Brook’s Rarely Shown Masterpiece

The Wind Is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea

Filmmaker David Brooks died in 1969 at the young age of 24, cutting short a promising artistic career. He left behind several shorts, an unfinished project, and The Wind Is Driving Him Toward the Open Sea (1968, 52 mins.), an experimental narrative that has been much admired but infrequently seen. Jonas Mekas writes that The Wind has “a fascinating melancholy that surrounds it. It’s narrative of moods, of reflection, of things lost, gone, like autumn leaves – no tragedy, really, only a mood of melancholy, of sadness – of friends, of ways of life, of cultures gone, of ages coming and going – these are just some of the notes that the film strikes. Romanticism? Perhaps.” Showing with Brook’s short Eel Creek (1968).

Admission: $8.00 general; $7.00 students; $4.00 Chicago