Congress Parkway congestion is meditated upon at nearby Cal's Liquors/Bar, where astromusicologists El is a Sound of Joy take cinematic cues from traffic conductors.
Congress Parkway's rehab: archive.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/10/congress-parkway-rehab-project-begins-today.html
The musicians: elisasoundofjoy.blogspot.com/
*Update: After 65 years, Cal's Liquors closed in January 2013.
This video is part of a series profiling Chicago businesses, subcultures and landscapes. These short, lyrical documentaries aspire to be art cinema, ethnographies, and experiments in form. Ben Kolak & Brian Ashby's directorial debut, Scrappers: scrappersmovie.com won Best Documentary at the 2010 Chicago Underground Film Festival and made Roger Ebert's list of top documentaries for that year. Dave Nagel is a recent University of Chicago graduate.