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A Self-Portrait from the Outside

By Rob Christopher in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 27, 2008 4:49PM

2008_2meadowlark.gif Filmmaker Taylor Greeson was twelve years old in 1993. That summer, three things occurred: he was ordained with the priesthood in the Mormon church, he lost his virginity to an older man and his older brother Charlie was murdered. Using montages of family photographs and pastoral footage of Montana, where he lived at the time, Greerson revisits that summer in Meadowlark. He uses a cool, seemingly-detached perspective that drains any traces of sensationalism from the events. His unflappability extends even to sequences where he interviews his brother's killer in prison. It's a horse of a different color compared to daytime TV.

Chicago Cinema Forum (this time using the facilities of Chicago Filmmakers) once again spotlights an unusual work with its screening of Meadowlark this Friday at 8 p.m. It's the film's Chicago premiere and Greerson will be in attendance with a Q & A scheduled for afterwards.

Chicago Filmmakers is at 5243 N. Clark. Tickets are $8 general / $7 Student / $4 Chicago Filmmakers Members.