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Upcoming Screenings

 

  • Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

    Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie
    Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder. Jubilee has been said to be the most important British film of the late ’70s - it is the first and, to many, the best punk movie ever. (1978, 106 min., video)

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  • Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

    Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie
    Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder. Jubilee has been said to be the most important British film of the late ’70s - it is the first and, to many, the best punk movie ever. (1978, 106 min., video)

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  • THE CREEPING GARDEN

    Co-Presented by Chicago Cinema Society
    Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined. THE CREEPING GARDEN is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat. Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology. With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog’s ‘Grizzly Man’) this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed. (2014, 81 min., video)
     

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  • THE CREEPING GARDEN

    Co-Presented by Chicago Cinema Society
    Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago - 600 South Michigan Avenue, Room 921

    A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined. THE CREEPING GARDEN is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction. But as well as exploring the slime mould in the lab, the film also travels out into the wild, hunting for the organisms in their natural habitat. Co-directed by artist film-maker Tim Grabham and writer and film curator Jasper Sharp, the film follows in the unconventional footsteps of Grabham’s previous feature ‘KanZeOn’ and Sharps fascination with the extended world of mycology. With an original soundtrack composed by celebrated musician and producer Jim O’Rourke (Sonic Youth, Werner Herzog’s ‘Grizzly Man’) this is a unique exploration into a hitherto untapped subject matter, observing and immersing the audience into the worlds of the observers and the observed. (2014, 81 min., video)

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  • BLACK./WOMYN.:CONVERSATIONS WITH LESBIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT

    Dyke Delicious Series!
    7:00pm Social Hour, 8:00 Screening
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    black./womyn.:conversations... is a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent from various backgrounds. The documentary is structured by interviews-"conversations"-the director had with each of the women. It features candid interviews with black lesbian women discussing coming out, sexuality and religion, love and relationships, marriage, patriarchy, visibility in media, discrimination and homophobia, activism, gender identity, Black lesbian youth and elders, balancing gender/race/sexuality, and, finally, what it means to call oneself a Black lesbian today. Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival; and Co-Sponsored by Black Cat Productions. Chicago Premiere! Series curated by Sharon Zurek. (2008, 97 min., video)

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  • BLACK./WOMYN.:CONVERSATIONS WITH LESBIANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT

    Dyke Delicious Series!
    Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 600 South Michigan Avenue, Room 921

    black./womyn.:conversations... is a feature-length documentary focusing on the lives and views of lesbians of African descent from various backgrounds. The documentary is structured by interviews-"conversations"-the director had with each of the women. It features candid interviews with black lesbian women discussing coming out, sexuality and religion, love and relationships, marriage, patriarchy, visibility in media, discrimination and homophobia, activism, gender identity, Black lesbian youth and elders, balancing gender/race/sexuality, and, finally, what it means to call oneself a Black lesbian today. Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival; and Co-Sponsored by Black Cat Productions. Chicago Premiere! Series curated by Sharon Zurek. (2008, 97 min., video)

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  • TIGER MORSE & JILL JOHNSON DANCING

    Two New Andy Warhol Preservations!
    Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    Two new prints of long-unseen Andy Warhol films preserved with a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation by The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh. TIGER MORSE is a 33 minute amphetamine-fuled monologue by the titular fashion designer and disco ball obsessive. The Andy Warhol Film Project writes: "Warhol’s late camera work is also highlighted: the film contains many interruptive pans, rapid strobe cuts, and focus pulls, and is shot on jewel-like Ektachrome reversal stock. The footage was later inserted as Reel 14 into Warhol’s epic 25-hour film **** (Four Stars).” Filmed in early 1964, during the Factory's silver paint job, JILL JOHNSON DANCING is composed of 7x 100ft rolls of 16mm film that Warhol shot of dancer and Village Voice critic Johnson dancing around the Factory.

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  • COMING APART

    Programmed + Introduced By Tim Kinsella!
    Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    I’ve never been much of an Abstract Expressionist. Structural constraints move me, the way the sustained compression provokes explosive release. It’s just so much like life! COMING APART was one of the first films that ever made me feel like the characters were being choked by the film’s frame. It’s funny, but only in the saddest ways. And it’s harrowing. I feel embarrassed for everyone involved, but also profound empathy. I might not know of a more perfect tautology than director Milton Moses Ginsberg’s narrative design given life here: the camera = the story = the theme. It creeps along. Its apparent flourishes reveal themselves to be formal necessities. As a viewer you are offered nothing except the direct experience of your voyeurism. (1969, 110 min, video)

    ON THE SERIES:
    ELEPHANT MAN VARIATIONS: on BACHELORHOOD by Tim Kinsella
    Loneliness takes form in infinite variations and contexts. The circumstances of your life might make you feel like you must be a freak, but far as you can tell, you don’t think you feel like a freak. But how else to account for how strange you think everyone else is, all The Normals? And how strange they all look at you? Feeling judged all the time. Being alone and living alone are acquired skills. This series will present classic films that investigate various extremes men reach struggling to connect with others, their own spirit, and their sense of self. (This series will continue throughout 2015 and 2016).

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  • COMING APART

    ELEPHANT MAN VARIATIONS: on BACHELORHOOD
    Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: 
    Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    I’ve never been much of an Abstract Expressionist. Structural constraints move me, the way the sustained compression provokes explosive release. It’s just so much like life! COMING APART was one of the first films that ever made me feel like the characters were being choked by the film’s frame. It’s funny, but only in the saddest ways. And it’s harrowing. I feel embarrassed for everyone involved, but also profound empathy. I might not know of a more perfect tautology than director Milton Moses Ginsberg’s narrative design given life here: the camera = the story = the theme. It creeps along. Its apparent flourishes reveal themselves to be formal necessities. As a viewer you are offered nothing except the direct experience of your voyeurism. (1969, 110 min, video)

    ON THE SERIES:
    ELEPHANT MAN VARIATIONS: on BACHELORHOOD by Tim Kinsella
    Loneliness takes form in infinite variations and contexts. The circumstances of your life might make you feel like you must be a freak, but far as you can tell, you don’t think you feel like a freak. But how else to account for how strange you think everyone else is, all The Normals? And how strange they all look at you? Feeling judged all the time. Being alone and living alone are acquired skills. This series will present classic films that investigate various extremes men reach struggling to connect with others, their own spirit, and their sense of self. (This series will continue throughout 2015 and 2016).

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  • MATERIAL WORLD: Videos by Kaycee Conaway & Molly Hewitt

    Co-Presented With Danielle E. Campbell
    Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: 
    Chicago Filmmakers

    Chicago-based artists Molly Hewitt and Kaycee Conaway employ video and performance to re-create and re-enact their own worlds of gender bending alter-egos; characters that exist in a low-budget, green-screened imitation of a landscape that’s been recorded, buried, dug up again. Or maybe it came through a motel TV on a single digit channel at 2 AM. This program features two new shorts made by Conaway and Hewitt, as well as a survey of their work over the last two years. (2012-2015, approx. 60 min., video)

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Upcoming Shows

Sat, 03/28/2015 - 8:00pm
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Wed, 04/01/2015 - 6:30pm
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Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:00pm
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Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:30pm
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Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:00pm
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Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:00pm
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Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:30pm
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