The Near Northwest Arts Council, a player in last week’s culture column about the contentious sale of the Wicker Park Art Center to the Love Holy Trinity Blessed Mission, also has a central role in another rocky arts-and-real-estate saga, director Kelly Luchtman’s Artists in Residence, a one-hour documentary set for a showing tonight at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Luchtman’s film, ten years in the making, chronicles the development of the Acme Artists Community (now known as the Bloomingdale Artists’ Building) by NNWAC and its executive director, Laura Weathered.