• From Bryan Wyrick’s 10 Frames (My Dog Ate My Homework)

In the interview I posted the other day, local video artist Nelson Carvajal spoke enthusiastically about what he termed “the democratization of filmmaking, [which is] bringing [things] to the point where everybody can be making art.” For an illustration of that sentiment, head to Andersonville on Friday night, where Chicago Filmmakers will screen recent shorts by the local collaborative Group 312 Films. The group, the Chicago chapter of Group 101 Films, operates according to the dictum that each member must produce a three-to-five minute work every six months. As to be expected, the works vary in terms of quality, but they share a faith in art for art’s sake that seems increasingly practical in the democratic landscape Carvajal described.