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Preservation Watch

Two short documentaries and one fiction depicting abrupt urban development in 1960s and '70s Chicago will air Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Logan Square's Comfort Station. The screening is titled "Vanishing Neighborhoods", so right away one gets a sense of an anti-slum clearance, anti-gentrifcation slant. One doc toes the official line on slum clearance from back in the day—that it's necessary and progressive—while the others dramatize the human cost of demolition and gentrification in Greektown and Lincoln Park. The Chicago Film Archives and Preservation Chicago host the screening, so best don your beret. [Chicago Film Archives, Comfort Station]