Music Box Theatre
College debaters now speak at unintelligible speeds. Some claim the benefits are clear: More arguments per minute that an opposing team needs to rebut. But is there a dark side to fast talk? This film follows the Northwestern University debate team for one year as the students try to fast talk their way to another championship. A documentary that will make you question the speed of your own life and keep you talking.
Ron Ward, David E. Tolchinsky, Debra Tolchinsky
Walk Tall (11 min)
Post-screening debate on the merits of “fast talk” featuring Eric Zorn (Chicago Tribune) and Les Lyn (Chicago Debate Leage, National Association for Urban Debate Leagues, Chicago Debate Commision). Filmmakers in Attendance.