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Filmmaker Thomas Comerford Tracks the History of Rogers Avenue

In 1816 under the Treaty of St. Louis a line was drawn north and south of what would eventually become the City of Chicago. Land inside the boundary was ceded to the United States government. Beyond it laid the territory of a number of Indian tribes, including the Potawatomi. You can if you like, still follow the northern path of the boundary through Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. Though now you'd be traversing Rogers Avenue and eventually Forest Preserve Drive. In his film, The Indian Boundary Line Thomas Comerford does just that. Comerford said he finds his filmmaking inspiration close to home.

Screening:
The Indian Boundary Line
Thurs. April 22; 6 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center

Music Button:  The Bionaut, "P. Bateman", from the CD Lubricate Your Living Room, (Matador)

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