The Doc Talk Show

  • Nov 30, 2022 - Apr 26, 2023
  • Uncommon Ground Edgewater

    1401 West Devon Avenue
    Chicago, Illinois 60660
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is not available
Description

THIS IS AN INTIMATE, SEATED DINNER SHOW! WE OFFER FULL FOOD & DRINK SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE SHOW. CHECK OUT OUR DINNER MENU AT UNCOMMONGROUND.COM

Seating: 6:15pm / Show: 7:00pm / All Ages

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28:
Co-host Zayd Dohrn: Mother Country Radicals with Bill Ayers
READ THE ‘DEADLINE’ ARTICLE
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

We are impatient with radicals who summon up the imagined “good old days” when every campaign was inspired and every action a success—all of it wrapped in the gauzy glow of nostalgia. There’s nothing more depressing than longing for a ship that’s already left the shore. But there are occasions when a long and deep look backward can give us courage and vision to face forward, perhaps most productively when our guide is a talented artist. Zayd ayers dohrn is the creator and host of  one of the most listened to podcasts of 2022, Mother Country Radicals, a 10-episode series from crooked media that won the award for best audio storytelling at the 2022 tribeca film festival in new york. He is a playwright, professor, and director of the mfa in writing for screen and stage in the department of radio/television/film at northwestern university.

WATCH THE TRAILER FOR ‘MOTHER COUNTRY RADICALS’  HERE!

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Co-host Tonika Johnson: Folded Map Project
FOLDEDMAPPROJECT.COM

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
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The Doc Talk Show is a monthly non-fiction film showcase that features diverse filmmakers in Chicago. The filmmakers share their clips, trailers, and shorts and enjoy a facilitated Q&A with the audience. It takes place every last Wednesday at Uncommon Ground, Edgewater - 1401 W. Devon Street.

Producer and host, Jeff Spitz, is a Sundance Film Festival honoree and Columbia College Chicago Associate Professor. 

​The Doc Talk Show offers food and drink, networking and a stunning variety of filmmakers and films.

​Spitz started The Doc Talk Show to build community with diverse filmmakers in a city known for its stark racial and economic segregation. "Social media tends to drive people into different echo chambers and increases our feelings of isolation and distrust," says Spitz who teaches college courses in documentary and civic engagement.

"The Doc Talk Show brings talented storytellers into a cozy room, allowing audiences to break bread and to build relationships with filmmakers on a regular basis in a friendly atmosphere."

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Date & Time

Nov 30, 2022 - Apr 26, 2023

Venue Details

Uncommon Ground Edgewater

1401 West Devon Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660 Uncommon Ground Edgewater
Uncommon Ground Edgewater

We host intimate, seated dinner shows with full food and beverage service throughout the night. We suggest arriving 45 minutes before show time so you can place your dinner order with your server. Check out our full menus HERE and enjoy the show!

UNCOMMON GROUND HAS HAD A FOCUS ON MUSIC AND LIVE ART EVENTS SINCE IT FIRST OPENED AS A LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE IN 1991. OUR PERFORMANCE PROGRAM INCLUDES LIVE SHOWS EVERY WEEK AT BOTH LOCATIONS! THE GOAL FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, WAS TO BE GROUND ZERO FOR EMERGING LOCAL & NATIONAL TOURING ARTISTS EACH NIGHT. OWNER MICHAEL CAMERON BOOKED ALL OF THE ENTERTAINMENT FROM 1991 UNTIL 2007 & STILL OVERSEES THE MUSIC PROGRAM WITH OUR FULL TIME MUSIC DIRECTOR, DANIEL WHITE. 

WE HOST ONE OF THE BEST OPEN MICS IN THE COUNTRY EVERY SUNDAY AT OUR LAKEVIEW LOCATION WHICH ARE SPONSORED BY SHURE & GREENSTAR ORGANIC BREWERY. MANY OF OUR TALENTED NIGHTLY PERFORMERS HAVE GONE ON TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM. WITH UNCOMMON GROUND'S INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU MIGHT CATCH IN OUR INTIMATE ACOUSTIC LISTENING ROOMS.

ALL SALES ARE FINAL! WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PROCESS ANY REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR EVENT TICKETS.