Image from Jesse McLeans Love and Care of Animals

  • Courtesy of Chicago Film Archives
  • Image from Jesse McLean’s “Love and Care of Animals”

In early June Chicago Film Archives hosted its second annual Media Mixer event at the Hideout, a fund-raising event for the organization where filmmakers are invited to create new work from its ever-growing archives. CFA then pairs up the filmmakers with local musicians to create original soundtracks. This year Alexander Stewart worked with Sam Prekop (the Sea and Cake and an accomplished photographer and painter himself), Jesse McLean was paired with footwork duo Sich Mang, and Cauleen Smith collaborated with Damon Locks and Wayne Montana of the Eternals. All three works debuted at the Hideout event on June 6, and today CFA posted all three pieces on its website. (Full disclosure: my wife serves on CFA’s advisory board.)

After the jump you can check out Stewart’s film “What I Want.”