Our Fallen Spacemen (2006)

click image to view short film* (11:53)

Our Fallen Spacemen is a documentary short I made in 2006. It captures the methods and ideas behind a brief yet thought-provoking and widely seen public art occurrence, created by the late-night El-train rider ARD.

His three-hundred-sixty “Our Fallen Spacemen” posters, which appeared unexpectedly on Chicago’s Brown Line from May ’05 through January ’06, emphasize the potential obscurity of certain corners of American history by acting as small reminders of each individual who has died within our NASA program.

The film was commissioned by Chicago NFP film producers, Split Pillow, and premiered in 2006 as part of Volume 1 of their now-annual omnibus documentary film series, “Chicago 360.”

“Our Fallen Spacemen” has also screened at the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Facets Cinematheque, Chicago Filipino American Film Festival, and Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art.

For a larger version, visit: http://tinyurl.com/fallenspacemen

Screen Magazine on Chicago 360, v.1

[*I’m currently having embedding issues, but the above image will take you to the Vimeo page.]

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