PG, 109 minutes
Roger Brown, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Jeff Koons
Chicago-Style Modern Art with Everything! In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists.
Come at 9pm to grab a drink and listen to the DJ spinning. Movie starts at 930pm.
Join us for the inaugural screening of the Revue's newest series, Art For Eternity, as we present the TORONTO PREMIERE of Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists. In the mid 1960s, the city of Chicago was an incubator for an iconoclastic group of young artists. Collectively known as the Imagists, they showed in successive waves of exhibitions with monikers that might have been psychedelic rock bands of the era - Hairy Who, Nonplussed Some, False Image, Marriage Chicago Style. Kissing cousins to the contemporaneous international phenomenon of Pop Art, Chicago Imagism took its own weird, wondrous, in-your-face tack. Variously pugnacious, puerile, scatological, graphic, comical, and absurd, it celebrated a very different version of ‘popular’ from the detached cool of New York, London and Los Angeles. Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists is the first film to tell their wild, woolly, utterly irreverent story. Chicago-Style Modern Art With Everything: the scene that challenged Pop Art’s status quo in the 1960s, then faded from view.
Forty years later, its funk and grit inspires artists today; to that end we will be preceding the film with the locally produced animated short The Collagist by Amy Lockhart in collaboration with Marc Bell. The fun starts at 9:00 pm with a DJ set accompanying a slideshow on the big screen of Imagist art, with beer for sale at the concession stand!