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Mediatrocities #18: Interview with Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin of Deadly Prey Gallery

DeadlyPreyby Legendary Lew

This episode of Mediatrocities finds me chatting with the bro/sis duo of Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin as they prepare for the grand opening of their new art gallery space, Deadly Prey Gallery. The Ghanaian posters you see on this site represent some of the craziness you’ll find within their walls.

Give a listen to the interview:

Brian Chankin was on a previous episode of Mediatrocities. You can listen to that

Deadly Prey Gallery Owners Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin (Courtesy: DNAInfo)

Deadly Prey Gallery Owners Brian & Heidi Anne Chankin (Courtesy: DNAInfo)

episode here.

Also, Brian’s other business, Odd Obsession Movies, is moving and they need their lost films returned and fines paid up. If you’ve held on to his films like they were your furniture, please return them and pay your fines. Odd Obsession serves a great purpose in Chicago, exposing viewers to rare cinema you can’t find anywhere else, including online. So please help them out and share the news.

 

 

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Sneak Preview of Chicago’s Newest and Wildest Art Space, Deadly Prey Gallery, Tonight

Deadly Prey Galleryby Legendary Lew

It’s rare that I can approach someone to ask, “May I film your soft opening?” and receive an enthusiastic, “Yes!”

But in this case, I’m talking about Brian Chankin, one of Chicago true treasures of the indie scene. For years, he’s been running Odd Obsession Movies, one of the greatest independent video stores anywhere (catch my 2013 interview with him here).

Now he and his sister, Heidi Anne Chankin, are just about to “soft open” (the

20 Clowns by Marieke McClendon

20 Clowns by Marieke McClendon

grand opening is later this month) the Deadly Prey Gallery, a new art space in Noble Square, with the art show “Real Cool Gen X Mid-Life Crisis” featuring works by Derek Erdman & Marieke McClendon.  The event on Friday, April 3 from 7pm to 11pm at 1433 W Chicago Ave.  As the gallery’s Facebook event page states:

The show doesn’t have a theme that the title may suggest, though there will be a nod of recognition that people of Generation X are now growing old and some of the things that were once charming aren’t aging very well. Time’s inevitable hands are slowly choking the youth out of a large group of people who declared that they’d never grow old. Alas, there will also be paintings of cats & food.

It’s a one-night deal, so I guess you can consider this a sort of pop-up art event with genuine talent attached to it. Bring your cash,  as the Reggae and African tunes will help loosen your wallets.

Elvia Carreon by Derek Erdman

Elvia Carreon by Derek Erdman

Brian and Heidi will also have a selection of Ghanian movie and business poster art from their collection. If you’ve not seen any of these insanely wild  illustrations, you are definitely missing out.

TyPi and I will be along for the event and will gather up some video to present as part of TUGM’s Noble Square video series on YouTube. Go check out that page for more vids of our adventures there.

 

Mediatrocities #6: Brian Chankin of Odd Obsession Movies; Tarté’s Partay; Special Musical Guest: Nonpronto

Mediatrocities ETWelcome to Mediatrocities #6! This month’s podcast features Chicago’s own Brian Chankin, owner of Odd Obsession Movies, who talks with Legendary Lew about his store, the state of movie rentals, and why Netflix has it wrong.

Then, film auteurd Ernie Tarté makes his way to a Hollywood party held in honor of Steven Spielberg at the Dolly Dentura mansion. Tarté has recently begun a feud with the Oscar-winning director over the disputed ownership of the latest production of “Napoleon,” the famed project abandoned by Stanley Kubrick.

The featured musical guest this month is the fantastic jazz trio Nonpronto, comprised of Josh Murtha (bass), Luke Angle (drums) and Dan Collins (piano/vocals).  The opening/closing tune is “Skeletons” and the featured number is “Sweet Times Run.”

This month’s podcast written by:
Joseph R. Lewis
Lew Ojeda
Tyler Pistorius

Performed by:
Barry Brennessel (neglected to credit you on the podcast. My apologies, Barry)
Joseph R. Lewis
Lew Ojeda
Tyler Pistorius

Edited, produced and directed by Lew Ojeda

NOTE: THIS EPISODE IS NSFW