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Reel Jazz

Sequestered among the more domineering buildings of Harper Court, Reel Jazz Films has done a lot with their modest accommodations in the Hyde Park Alliance for the Arts and Culture (HyPa) gallery. Neon green walls lined with back-issue covers of lesser-known comic books and cardboard cutouts of Barack and Michelle Obama–swimming in oversized Reel Jazz T-shirts–greet the patrons upon entering. Centerstage is a jerry-rigged projector screen, flanked by two receding rows of plain white wooden folding chairs. An old EIKI 16-mm projector sits near the rear, waiting to putter to life.