Cinema: Way-Out in Chicago

Goldstein. From Lake Michigan's murkiest depths, a scruffy, bearded old tramp (Lou Gilbert) wades ashore wearing dirty long underwear. He pushes an obese violinist through the streets of Chicago in a wheelchair. He is pursued through the phallic phantasmagoria of a sausage factory by a uniformed guard until a junk sculptor (Thomas Erhart) darts to his rescue. The sculptor defeats the guard, who is ground into lunch meat.

The tramp Goldstein may be the elusive prophet Elijah, or perhaps Godot, or God, or the junk sculptor's father. He disappears, and the sculptor searches the city, but fails to find Goldstein, or even...