Opening Thursday, October 25th, from 7PM - 8:30PM
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.
After the screening, Laura Scruggs and Ted Frankel will be joined in conversation by William Swislow, curator of Intuit’s current exhibition, Chicago We Own It.
State Street Stuff, “the grooviest store in SW Michigan” selling “eclectic, whimsical & awesome stuff,” will be on site with toys, novelty gifts and more!
Running time: 60 minutes
Tickets: $7 General Ticket | $5 Intuit Member Ticket