Studio5, a performing arts space located at 1938 Dempster St., has launched a new Sunday afternoon film series, hosted and curated by Evanston screenwriter Dana Olsen. Ms. Olsen – who has written such films as “Inspector Gadget, The ’Burbs, and George of the Jungle” – will introduce each of the films and provide insight about some of the behind-the-scenes stories about how the films were made. And because Studio5 is known for being a venue for high-quality music and dance, Mr. Olsen will be choosing several films that are known for their music or dance elements.
“Dana is one of the most knowledgeable film historians I know, and I think people will really love to come together with their friends, learn about lesser-known films and discover something new about the process of filmmaking,” says Steve Rashid, co-director of Studio5.
The first film. “ The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)” was shown on Sept. 9. The other films will be shown on Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2. Tickets are $10.
Some of the jazz musicians performing this fall are Don Stiernberg, Judy Roberts, Marques Carroll and Keri Johnsrud. All the jazz performances will be recorded live for Chicago Jazz Live on WDCB 90.9 FM, hosted by Steve Rashid, and attendees will be part of the live studio audience.
The dance companies will include Cerqua Rivera Dance Theater, who sold out Studio5 last year, and The Seldoms with their intelligent, visually rich dance theater.
Upcoming performances are Alyssa Allgood at 8 p.m. on Sept. 21, Fred Simon at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28.
The next film will be “’Round Midnight” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Tickets are available at studio5.dance.