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1637 N. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
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Street-Level Youth Media is a non-profit, media arts literacy organization serving Chicago's youth.  We teach audio engineering, mixing, video production, digital photography, online journalism, and more.  If you are between the ages of 12 through 24, all of our programs and services are free.

If you live in Chicago and are between 12 - 24 years old, come take part in one or all of our media arts programs, book a private studio session, use our computer lab or join one of our clubs.  We also host an open-mic on the first Friday of each month.  

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SOUNDSTAGE SCREENING - GHOST DOG *THE WAY OF THE SAMURAI

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FEATURE

"You'll be attracted by the the hip-hop sound track by RZA from Wu-Tang Clan, you'll stay for the badassery." - Helen 

"This is a highly stylized film from writer/director Jarmusch.  The samurai gun play alone will have you on the edge of your seat.   While the pacing of the film is a bit slow, there are scenes of quick intense action, sprinkled throughout. In addition, just below the surface, there is a strong undercurrent of dark, dark humor in this character driven tale.  Jarmusch also jams this film to the brim with philosophy, thoughts on the clashing of cultures, the role of honor in society, and many other things. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the film is Ghost Dog’s embracing of “Hagakure” The Way of the Samurai, in his daily life and in his work.  As Ghost Dog reads and quotes from the code, the viewer learns about both the code and its applications to modern-day living.  The concept of men living by an ancient code, despite the modern world rushing around them, filled with unhonorable individuals, is fascinating to watch. In this way its easy to compare this film to some classic westerns." -Adam, 3guys1movie.com