13-19 November 2017


Deborah Stratman

The BLVD (Deborah Stratman)


This is a rambling, textured film about obsession: the street drag-racing scene on Chicago’s Near West Side. It is about the mythos of speed for its own sake, and it is about waiting. While waiting, The BLVD exposes community, inner-city landscapes and nomadic experiences of place. The film treats storytelling as a living medium for determining history.


  • Country United States
  • Year 1999
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 64 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Producer Deborah Stratman
  • Photography Deborah Stratman & J Cookson
  • Editor Deborah Stratman
  • Sound Wheat Buckley, Melinda Fries, Deborah Stratman


Best Documentary - Athens International Film/Video Fest

Presented by Deborah Stratman 17/11


Friday 17, 17.30 h — Auditori CCCB