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Manual Cinema’s The End of TV Chicago Premiere
July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Set in a post-industrial Rust Belt city in the 1990s and told through a collection of original 70’s R&B-inspired art pop songs, The End of TV explores the quest to find meaning amongst the increasingly constant barrage of commercial images and advertising white-noise. Two sides of the American Dream — its technicolor promise as delivered through TV ads, and its failure, witnessed in the dark reality of industrial decline — are staged in cinematic shadow puppetry and lo-fi live video feeds with flat paper renderings of commercial products. The show is driven by a sweeping chamber art pop song cycle performed live by a seven-piece band.
Join us every Saturday for a special post show performance featuring musicians from The End of TV band!
Performance is included with your ticket purchase for The End of TV.