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Help Oracle produce this short film by Michal Janicki. It's a surreal detective noir about immigrant experience in Chicago.

On March 25, 2012, Oracle Productions and studiobema premiere a new short film called Trupiak. This film is produced as Public Access Art project, which makes great art available to everyone - for FREE!

Want to find out how Public Access Theatre is changing art in Chicago? Listen to an interview with Executive Director Brad Jayhan-Little and Executive Producer Ben Fuchsen. 

Oracle believes that participation in cultural events gives people the courage to challenge the status quo, express their passion, and strive for a just, peaceful society. We will screen our film and host events through Public Access Theatre, which does not charge admission. All of our screenings are FREE for audiences - no strings attached. We want the entire community engaged in culture.

Help us make amazing art that EVERYONE can see, regardless of their pocketbooks. 

Help the community participate in art.

Trupiak tells the story of a private detective drawn into the mysterious world of a Polish Women’s School in Chicago, where an old matron hires him to find her missing husband. As he investigates the disappearance, he becomes more and more engrained in the dark existence and secrets of the immigrant women who live there.

Trupiak is an independent short film co-produced by Oracle Productions and studiobema, and directed by Michal Janicki. Shot entirely on green screen and the black stage of Chicago's own Oracle Theater, Trupiak uses a collage of photos and paper to create the film's setting; a twisted-fantasy view of modern Chicago. Oracle's history of tackling daring European plays in innovative ways, combined with Michal Janicki's dream-like interpretation of his own immigrant experience work together to create a window into the human experience of survival, wonder, and hope.

Along with a hopeful festival run, the film will also continue Oracle Productions fundamental goal of providing the community with free art by offering post show screenings following Oracle Theatre's upcoming production of The Maids by Jean Genet. 

Please support the following artists for their work on Trupiak:

  • Michal Janicki, writer/director
  • Don Markus, cinematography
  • Reina Takahashi, paper design
  • Zsofia Otvos, makeup design
  • Nevena Todorovic, costume design
  • Jonathan Guillen, music and sound design
  • Karen Thompson, lighting design
  • cast:  Kevin Cox, Kinga Modjeska, Rich Logan, Casey Chapman, Stephanie Polt
  • The Artistic Director of Oracle Film is Jeremy Clark

Donate today, receive some awesome gifts, and enjoy all the work these passionate artists give back to the community!

For more information, visit the studiobema Trupiak website, follow the progress on Trupiak Facebook page, and don't forget to like Oracle on Facebook!

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    We can't do it without you! You will receive 2 GUARANTEED SEATS during our Public Access Screenings in March. And…you’re invited to the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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    You will receive 4 GUARANTEED SEATS during the during our Public Access Screenings in March (tickets will move fast!), but that's not all... Because you believe in us, we will list YOUR NAME in the credit roll of the film, under the section “TRUPIAK Fan Club”. Only the devoted! And…you’re invited to the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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    Our sponsor program, the forty4, starts at $60 a year - so YOU will receive one year's worth of the forty4 SPONSOR BENEFITS (which includes guaranteed seating to any Oracle event). Heck, let's throw in a coveted ORACLE T-SHIRT too! We will list YOUR NAME in the credit roll of the film, under the section “TRUPIAK Fan Club”. And...of course... you’re invited to the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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    You are a true believer in ART FOR ALL. You will receive one year's worth of the forty4 SPONSOR BENEFITS... A coveted ORACLE T-SHIRT... YOUR NAME listed in the credit roll under the “TRUPIAK Fan Club” A copy of the TRUPIAK DVD And we REALLY want you to come to the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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    We can't thank you enough, but here is a start: You will receive one year's worth of the forty4 SPONSOR BENEFITS... A coveted ORACLE T-SHIRT... An "ASSOCIATE PRODUCER" CREDIT in the credit roll… A copy of the TRUPIAK DVD… A TRUPIAK movie poster... And we would be sad if you didn't come to the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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    Your generosity is overwhelming. You champion MAKING ART, and MAKING IT FREE for the community. You will receive one year's worth of the forty4 SPONSOR BENEFITS... A coveted ORACLE T-SHIRT... A "PRODUCER" CREDIT in the credit roll… A PRIVATE SCREENING for you and your friends at Oracle (we have a kegerator!)… A FACEBOOK PHOTO OP at the Premiere Screening… 2 copies of the TRUPIAK DVD (makes an outstanding gift)… A TRUPIAK movie poster... And YOU will be the guest of honor at the (private) Premiere Screening of TRUPIAK on March 24, which will be followed by a party.

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