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:


The musicians:

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: 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.

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