For many immigrants flowing into Chicago, Maxwell Street was their port of entry — a place where they could score a quick job or work an honest hustle. Some people considered it the largest open air market in the country, but more than that it was Chicago's cultural melting pot. Maxwell Street as we know it closed up for good in 1994, replaced by condos and chain restaurants.
Phil Ranstrom, who lives in Evanston, put produced Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street that premiered at the Chicago International Documentary Film Festival in April.
It's narrated by Chicago native Joe Mantegna, Cheat You Fair: And you can check out a preview here and give us your thoughts on it here.