Filmmaker Thomas Comerford Tracks the History of Rogers Avenue | WBEZ
Skip to main content

Eight Forty-Eight

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 lay 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 new film, The Indian Boundary Line, Thomas Comerford does just that. He talks to Alison Cuddy about what drew him to re-tracing and filming the boundary.

Screening:
The Indian Boundary Line
Thursday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center

Music Button: Eluvium, "Making Up Minds", from the CD Similes, (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

Get the WBEZ App

Download the best live and on-demand public radio experience. Find out more.

CLOSE X