Uncle Fun: You're The One Screening

@ The WasteShed

Thursday, October 24 ~~ 6:30PM

The WasteShed is thrilled to host a screening of Laura Srugg's documentary, "Uncle Fun: You're The One"! Join us October 24th for a chance to view the film and ask questions of filmmaker Laura herself. Admission is $10 while tickets last.

"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 (mostly with an iPad, partially with a Nikon camera), 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)