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Upcoming Screenings

 

  • EMPIRE BUILDER

    Friday Night VOLUME
    Dir. Kris Swanberg | US | 2012 | 72 min
    Friday, April 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby. Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime in the park. When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence for herself - one which takes an unsettling turn when she begins a dangerous relationship with the man her husband hired to fix the property. Starring Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, You’re Next), Bill Ross IV, and Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, V/H/S).

    Fridays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 | Shows start at 8pm | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $8 suggested donation 

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    Friday Night VOLUME: We continue to celebrate films created and produced in Chicago with this new Friday night series! These films screen 4 consecutive Fridays each month, and include Q&A’s, live musical performances, art installations, and more. Guest curated by Jake Weisman of The Capra Movie House.

  • THE EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA

    Dir. Branwen Okpako | Germany | 2011 | 80 min
    Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7:30pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    Branwen Okpako's The Education of Auma Obama is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president's older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity. An academic overachiever, she studied linguistics and contemporary dance in Heidelberg, Germany, before enrolling in film school in Berlin, where she met Nigerian-born director Okpako in the nineties. After living in the United Kingdom for a short period, Auma Obama eventually moved back to Kenya to mentor a young generation of community activists, social workers and other ambitious young men and women who lacked her privileged education and training, but were nonetheless determined to make a positive contribution to their society.  The Education of Auma Obama is also a film about a generation of politically and socially engaged Africans whose aspirations are informed by their parents' experiences, and whose ambition to forge a better future for their communities starts from the ground up. Filmmaker Branwen Okpako will be in attendance for a Q&A after the show.

    OPEN SPIRIT - OPEN MIND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

    Join us and musician/composer Jean-Paul Bourelly 30 minutes before the show and after the Q&A for a special musical performance! Bourelly is a notable jazz musician and native Chicagoan.

    Saturday, April 19th | 7:30pm Open Spirit - Open Mind: Live Music | 8pm Film Screening | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $8 Suggested Donation

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  • THE EDUCATION OF AUMA OBAMA

    Dir. Branwen Okpako | Germany | 2011 | 79 min
    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    Branwen Okpako's "The Education of Auma Obama" is a captivating and intimate portrait of the U.S. president's older half-sister, who embodies a post-colonial, feminist identity. An academic overachiever, she studied linguistics and contemporary dance in Heidelberg, Germany, before enrolling in film school in Berlin, where she met Nigerian-born director Okpako in the nineties. After living in the United Kingdom for a short period, Auma Obama eventually moved back to Kenya to mentor a young generation of community activists, social workers and other ambitious young men and women who lacked her privileged education and training, but were nonetheless determined to make a positive contribution to their society. The Education of Auma Obama is also a film about a generation of politically and socially engaged Africans whose aspirations are informed by their parents' experiences, and whose ambition to forge a better future for their communities starts from the ground up.

    Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30 pm | Columbia College Chicago Hokin Hall - 623 S. Wabash Ave. | $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff | Hokin Hall is wheelchair accessible

  • EMPIRE BUILDER

    Friday Night VOLUME
    Dir. Kris Swanberg | US | 2012 | 72 min
    Friday, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    Jenny's life has changed significantly since she had a baby. Her days of food activism and urban anthropology have been replaced by diapers and playtime in the park. When she inherits a cabin in Montana, she leaves the comfort of her Chicago high-rise and travels with her baby to a remote part of the country. While she waits for her husband to join her, she fashions a temporary life of independence for herself - one which takes an unsettling turn when she begins a dangerous relationship with the man her husband hired to fix the property. Starring Kate Lyn Sheil (House of Cards, You’re Next), Bill Ross IV, and Joe Swanberg (Drinking Buddies, V/H/S).

    Fridays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 | Shows start at 8pm | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $8 suggested donation 

    Click Here for Tickets!

    Friday Night VOLUME: We continue to celebrate films created and produced in Chicago with this new Friday night series! These films screen 4 consecutive Fridays each month, and include Q&A’s, live musical performances, art installations, and more. Guest curated by Jake Weisman of The Capra Movie House.

  • Group 312 Films Showcase

    CHICAGO PREMIERE | Directors in Person!
    Directed by Various Chicago artists. USA, 2013, approx. 70 min
    Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    Group 312 Films is a Chicago-based artists' collective of digital video directors who work collaboratively on short films with a mission to learn, inspire and find motivation with each other though the collective environment. Often following thematic criteria across a variety of genres and formats, each director creates one short per month over a six-month period. The shorts featured in this program are selections from the best of 2013, and display a breadth of original ideas that offer humorous and elegant perspectives on the eternal quest for creative expression. Group members will be in person to discuss their creative process.  Directors include Kevin B. Chatham, Chris Mann, Richard Syska, Brian Klien, Dave Purdle, and Joe Hahn 

    Saturday, April 26th at 8:00pm | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $8 Suggested Donation

  • Group 312 Films Showcase

    CHICAGO PREMIERE | Directors in Person!
    Directed by Various Chicago artists. USA, 2013, approx. 70 min
    Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    Group 312 Films is a Chicago-based artists' collective of digital video directors who work collaboratively on short films with a mission to learn, inspire and find motivation with each other though the collective environment. Often following thematic criteria across a variety of genres and formats, each director creates one short per month over a six-month period. The shorts featured in this program are selections from the best of 2013, and display a breadth of original ideas that offer humorous and elegant perspectives on the eternal quest for creative expression. Group members will be in person to discuss their creative process. Directors include Kevin B. Chatham, Chris Mann, Richard Syska, Brian Klien, Dave Purdle, and Joe Hahn

    Wednesday, April 30th at 6:30 pm | Columbia College Chicago Hokin Hall - 623 S. Wabash Ave. | $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff | Hokin Hall is wheelchair accessible

  • THE PINK HOTEL

    Co-Presented with the Capra Movie House
    Dir. Chris Hefner (USA, 2010, 70 min)
    Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    A portrait of the moment in which a previously grand, luxurious lifestyle is revealed to be woefully unstable, The Pink Hotel follows the parallel experiences of the tenants of a luxury hotel as they come to the realization that something fundamental to their lifestyle is utterly wrong.

    An orderly man, preparing for a New Year's Day reception, finds himself unable to leave his room doe to an overwhelming dread that something dire has been neglected. A bombastic movie star continues unflinchingly in loud, oblivious decadence, spiraling ever higher into stardom and terrible consequence. A devoted Concierge, disgusted with the state of his beloved hotel, embarks on a mission to dispatch the building with dignity and glory. And the faded ghost of a woman, all too aware of the trajectory of her opulent home, slowly and quietly relinquishes control.

    The Pink Hotel is Chris Hefner's first feature film and was released in 2010. Hefner's second feature, "The Poisoner", was completed in early 2014 and will be touring the festival circuit later this year.

    "Glorious, odd, perplexing and toothsome -- a must-see for insomniacs and hotel guests everywhere."
    ~ Audrey Niffenegger

    "Gorgeous and enigmatic -- dripping with pinkness!"
    ~ Guy Maddin

    Saturday, May 3rd at 8:00p | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $8 Suggested Donation

  • THE PINK HOTEL

    Co-Presented with the Capra Movie House
    Dir. Chris Hefner (USA, 2010, 70 min)
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall | 623 S. Wabash, room 109

    A portrait of the moment in which a previously grand, luxurious lifestyle is revealed to be woefully unstable, The Pink Hotel follows the parallel experiences of the tenants of a luxury hotel as they come to the realization that something fundamental to their lifestyle is utterly wrong.

    An orderly man, preparing for a New Year's Day reception, finds himself unable to leave his room doe to an overwhelming dread that something dire has been neglected. A bombastic movie star continues unflinchingly in loud, oblivious decadence, spiraling ever higher into stardom and terrible consequence. A devoted Concierge, disgusted with the state of his beloved hotel, embarks on a mission to dispatch the building with dignity and glory. And the faded ghost of a woman, all too aware of the trajectory of her opulent home, slowly and quietly relinquishes control.

    The Pink Hotel is Chris Hefner's first feature film and was released in 2010. Hefner's second feature, "The Poisoner", was completed in early 2014 and will be touring the festival circuit later this year.

    "Glorious, odd, perplexing and toothsome -- a must-see for insomniacs and hotel guests everywhere."
    ~ Audrey Niffenegger

    "Gorgeous and enigmatic -- dripping with pinkness!"
    ~ Guy Maddin

    Wednesday, May 7th at 6:30pm | Columbia College Chicago Hokin Hall - 623 S. Wabash Ave. | $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff | Hokin Hall is wheelchair accessible

  • MAY SHORTS

    11th Annual Dyke Delicious at Chicago Filmmakers
    Directed by Various
    Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers - 5243 N. Clark St in Andersonville

    May is the month for our popular shorts program with films and videos by and about lesbians. We promise to bring you a collection of thought-provoking and rib tickling stories for your entertainment. Keep a lookout for the line-up on our website.

    Saturday, May 10th | 7:00pm social hour / 8:00pm screening | Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville | $10 admission

  • MAY SHORTS

    11th Annual Dyke Delicious at Chicago Filmmakers
    Directed by Various
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall | 623 S. Wabash, room 109

     May is the month for our popular shorts program with films and videos by and about lesbians. We promise to bring you a collection of thought-provoking and rib tickling stories for your entertainment. Keep a lookout for the line-up on our website.

    Wednesday, May 14th at 6:30 pm | Columbia College Chicago Hokin Hall - 623 S. Wabash Ave. | $8 Admission & FREE for CCC Faculty, Students, and Staff | Hokin Hall is wheelchair accessible

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