George Manupelli (1931-2014)
Dr. Chicago (1968)
Starring: Experimental composer Alvin Lucier With Steve Paxton, Mary Ashley, Jan Onder, Margaret Thornton, Robert Ashley, Walter Blackwell, Alex Hawkins.

The Chicago films do not use actors. Instead, the main characters are played by major avant garde talents from other creative fields. Dr. Chicago is played by renowned composer Alvin Lucier whose stream-of-consciousness soliloquies in the films are punctuated by his ferocious stutter. Painter and performance artist Mary Ashley, a primary member of the legendary ONCE Group, smolders throughout as Chicago's girlfriend, Sheila Marie.