Sean Guinan, Chicago filmmaker and musician, was a student at Shimer College around 1989-1990.
- Official website
- in the Chicago Reader:
Guinan says he left Shimer feeling a moral obligation to always seek every side of every truth. "Which influenced my work," he says. "What I do has such an eclectic approach to it. I like to attack different styles--surrealism, realism, old musical theater, silent films. I'm interested in tapping into my own history and America's history to find some universal truths, something in the old works and the new that are connected." Adding to the eclecticism of Dobbs, certain crucial scenes are conducted in French and Polish, possibly to get at something deep about the immigrant experience and possibly just for the hell of it.