Monthly Archives: October 2013

Screening at Northeastern Illinois University

NEIU screened “The Greens” on October 8th & 11th  2013  as part of their 19th Annual Equity In Action Conference. Co-Producer Teddy Williams, Cinematographer Emmanuel Camacho, and Composer Lane Beckstrom were there to answer questions in person while Sam participated in the discussion via Skype from Oxford. Click on an image to enlarge it and read the caption.

The Oswegonian: ‘The Greens’ tells riveting story of legendary housing project

The Oswegoian reports:

Before showing the film, Spitz asked the audience about their knowledge of Cabrini Green or of public housing. When most people hear the words “public housing” or the “projects,” they immediately think of drugs and violence. And that is exactly what Spitz thought of his entire life about the famous housing project near his hometown in Chicago. Spitz explained that after graduating college and spending a summer in Mexico he came back home feeling lost. He initially wanted to work on a project about the red line in Chicago. In the red line, he met Teddy Williams, a humble barber that would take him on a journey back through time and of self-discovery.

“I still don’t really know where I’m going,” Sam Spitz said, who graduated from Colgate University. “This project led to someplace completely unexpected and that’s where the film will pick up.”

Read the full article.

Colgate Maroon-News: Sam Spitz ’13 Returns to Present Documentary

The Colgate Maroon-News college newspaper reports:

Colgate alumnus Sam Spitz ’13 returned to campus on Tuesday September 24 to present “The Greens,” a documentary he wrote, directed and produced about Cabrini-Green, a low-income housing project in Chicago.

Spitz visited Colgate as part of a larger college speaking tour that promotes a discussion about urban space, racial inequality and the ties one forms to one’s home. The event was sponsored by the Sociology/Anthropology, Geography and Film Studies Departments, the Africana, Latin American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) Cultural Center and the Dean of the College.

Read the full article at the Maroon-News website.