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The Illinois Parables (2016)

The Illinois Parables
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An experimental documentary that takes the form of eleven parables relaying histories of settlement, removal, technological breakthrough, violence, messianism, and resistance, all occurring somewhere in the state of Illinois. The state is a convenient structural ruse, allowing its histories to become allegories that explore how we’re shaped by conviction and ideology. The film suggests links between technological and religious abstraction, placing them in conversation with governance. In our desire to explain the unknown, who or what do we end up blaming or endorsing?


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 16th, 2016 (Limited) by Anthology Film Archives
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 60 minutes
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Keywords: Experimental Film, Compilations
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Pythagoras Film
Production Countries: United States

Supporting Cast

Raven Wolfe C. Felton Jennings II    Raven Wolf
Jose Oubrerie    Jacques Marquette
Daniel Verdier    Alexis de Tocqueville
David Gatten    Ralph Waldo Emerson
Anna Toborg    Wanet McNeill
Joshua Frieman    Enrico Fermi


Pauline Gardner    Herself/Tornado Eyewitness
Bob Hill    Himself/Tornado Eyewitness
Mary Holder    Herself/Tornado Eyewitness
Minnie Rieckenberg    Herself/Tornado Eyewitness

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Production and Technical Credits

Deborah Stratman    Screenwriter
Deborah Stratman    Producer
Deborah Stratman    Editor
Deborah Stratman    Director of Photography
Okkyung Lee    Composer
Olivia Block    Composer
Steven Badgett    Associate Producer
Deborah Stratman    Sound Designer
Jacob Ross    Sound Mixer

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