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The Other Chicago

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I had a recent conversation with a friend in which I said I’m sorry that tourists miss out on the Other Chicago, the part I can’t live without:

Driving down Lake Street. Waiting in line FOREVER for a Rainbow Cone. The Garfield Park Fieldhouse presenting as a tiny gold speck on the horizon westbound down Madison.  All the neighborhood murals.  Anyway, this reminded me of my intent to see a film called The Architect (2006).  It is a movie shot here in Chicago that I completely missed.  Starring Anthony LaPaglia, Viola Davis, Isabella Rossellini and Hayden Panettiere , LaPaglia’s character is an Architect who is confronted by residents of the Housing Projects he designed.  Drama ensues.  Click here for the trailer.