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Tuesday on Lake Effect: 'Chicago's Block Clubs', Shorter is Better, 'AWOL', Precious Lives

Tuesday on Lake Effect:

We discuss the interesting Chicago organizations known as block clubs, and how they influence urban life. Then, the programmer of the short films at the Milwaukee Film Festival addresses a common misconception of the genre. Later, why filmmaker Deb Shoval expanded her short film, “AWOL,” and made it into a full-length feature. And we have the latest installment in our series, Precious Lives.


  • Amanda Seligman, author, Chicago’s Block Clubs: How Neighbors Shape the City
  • Anna Sampers, Shorter is Better series, Milwaukee Film Festival
  • Dev Shoval, filmmaker, AWOL
  • Precious Lives, series


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