Uncle Fun: You’re the One
With Director Laura Scruggs in Person
Uncle Fun: You’re The One is a loving and nostalgia-filled documentary about the late iconic Chicago novelty and toy store Uncle Fun and the man behind it, Ted Frankel. Made by first-time filmmaker Laura Scruggs, the film explores how the store began (as well as the store before it, Goodies); what the Uncle Fun store and Frankel have meant over the years to many devoted customers; Ted’s unexpected tragedy; the closing of the store; other fun stores around the country that Uncle Fun inspired; and Frankel’s current life as founder and operator of Sideshow, the gift shop at The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Uncle Fun is a story about being happy, being yourself, following your heart, and having hope. (2018, 60 min, Digital Projection)
Note that Ted Frankel will NOT be in attendance at this screening.