Podtalk: Rebecca Fons & Jack C. Newell on 3rd ‘Destroy Your Art’ in Chicago, Aug. 10, 2019

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CHICAGO – In what has become an annual happening, Chicago arts power couple Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell bring back “Destroy Your Art,” an event in which a filmmaker creates a film, shows it once to the audience, and then destroys it forever. Destroy Your Art takes place on August 10th, 2019, at Inside Town Space in the West Town neighborhood, Chicago. For more information, including tickets, click here.

“Destroy Your Art” will feature five filmmakers – Amir George, Jim Vendiola, Kaitlin Martin, Juliette Strangio and Molly Hewitt – as they show their seven minute or less short films. After that ONE SHOWING, the films will be destroyed forever (via blow torch) never to be seen again. The concept challenges the notions of permanency, images, expression and our perception of what time/space means. Audience participants, and the filmmakers themselves, will be the only witnesses to the final products, before they are never shown again.

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Rebecca Fons and Jack Newell (inset) of ‘Destroy Your Art
Photo credit: DestroyYourArt.com

Married couple Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell are one of the most prominent art and film duos in Chicago. She is the former Education Manager for the Chicago International Film Festival, and owns the Iowa Movie Theater (with her mother Marianne) in Winterset, Iowa. Jack C. Newell is a prolific movie director – who is also the head of film, TV and digital at The Second City – with feature credits including “Close Quarters” (2012), Open Tables (2015), “Hope Springs Eternal” (2018) and the the well-received documentary “42 Grams” (2018). His latest directorial effort, “Monuments,” is in post production.

In a Podtalk with Rebecca Fons (via phone) and Jack C. Newell, with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, the couple talk about the “Destroy Your Art” event concept in its third year.

“Destroy Your Art” – hosted by Rebecca Fons and Jack C. Newell – will take place at 7pm on Saturday, August 10th, 2019, at Inside Town Space, 1954 South Troy Street, Chicago.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Editor and Film Writer
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2019 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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