Screenings


Venues and Admissions

Please see listings for screening location information and admission prices.

Programming: Beckie Stocchetti

 

 

Upcoming Screenings

 

  • Festival Co-Director Hannah Piper Burns - In Person!
    Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

    Over the past three years Hannah Piper Burns (with festival co-director Ben Popp) has made Experimental Film Festival Portland a vital and massively fun event. Burns says of this Best Of program: "So here it is: my EFFPortland shortlist. My enduring favorite favorites. I am only one programmer, and this selection, while thoughtfully assembled, is certainly no reflection on the quality and value of the rest of our beloved EFFPortland alumni. In making this list I tried to show a range of forms, from dance film to documentary and portrait of place to glitch art, as well as create a tempo in viewing that can connect the pieces across their disparate origins. These films are earnest, with an edge. They privilege rhythm. They are thoughtfully, painstakingly crafted. It's my sincere hope that you can find something new here to love as much as I do." (2010-2014, 95 min., video)
    Jorge Lopez Navarette: LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA
    Tyler Lynch: DIGITAL DECAY 
    Réka Szűcs: AGNUS DEI
    Katya Yakubov: SHE LEARNS TO LUNGE
    Lindsay McIntyre: WHERE SHE STOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE
    Brenda L Burmeister: UP ENDED
    Caroline Monnet: GEPHYROPHOBIA
    Brent Coughenour: WORK IN PROGRESS
    Lily Jen: MY QUIET WORLD 
     

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  • Festival Co-Director Hannah Piper Burns - In Person!
    Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    Over the past three years Hannah Piper Burns (with festival co-director Ben Popp) has made Experimental Film Festival Portland a vital and massively fun event. Burns says of this Best Of program: "So here it is: my EFFPortland shortlist. My enduring favorite favorites. I am only one programmer, and this selection, while thoughtfully assembled, is certainly no reflection on the quality and value of the rest of our beloved EFFPortland alumni. In making this list I tried to show a range of forms, from dance film to documentary and portrait of place to glitch art, as well as create a tempo in viewing that can connect the pieces across their disparate origins. These films are earnest, with an edge. They privilege rhythm. They are thoughtfully, painstakingly crafted. It's my sincere hope that you can find something new here to love as much as I do." (2010-2014, 95 min., video)
    Jorge Lopez Navarette: LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA
    Tyler Lynch: DIGITAL DECAY 
    Réka Szűcs: AGNUS DEI
    Katya Yakubov: SHE LEARNS TO LUNGE
    Lindsay McIntyre: WHERE SHE STOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE
    Brenda L Burmeister: UP ENDED
    Caroline Monnet: GEPHYROPHOBIA
    Brent Coughenour: WORK IN PROGRESS
    Lily Jen: MY QUIET WORLD 
     

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  • Dyke Delicious Series With Filmmakers In Person!
    Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

    Join us for an evening with filmmakers Julie Keck and Jessica King from Chicago’s own Tello Films, the distributor of hit lesbian webisodes including Nikki & Nora, Rent Controlled, Kiss Her, I’m Famous and #Hashtag. Founded by CEO Christin Baker, TelloFilms.com creates web-series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. This means that lesbian/queer characters are front and center and the stories told respect the range and variety inherent in being queer. We will be screening various episodes from their collection of series. 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. (2014, 77 min., video)

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  • Dyke Delicious Series!
    Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 4:00pm
    Location: Doc Films at The University of Chicago - 1212 East 59th Street

    Join us for an evening with filmmakers Julie Keck and Jessica King from Chicago’s own Tello Films, the distributor of hit lesbian webisodes including Nikki & Nora, Rent Controlled, Kiss Her, I’m Famous and #Hashtag. Founded by CEO Christin Baker, TelloFilms.com creates web-series specifically for the lesbian/queer community. This means that lesbian/queer characters are front and center and the stories told respect the range and variety inherent in being queer. We will be screening various episodes from their collection of series. 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. (2014, 77 min., video)
     

  • Experimental Films With A Religious Theme!
    Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Location: Loyola University Chicago

    Religious subjects in the arts abound, but are oddly lacking in the cinema. Perhaps it's too easy to be mistaken for being moralistic. But these two masterful films use the figure of St. Francis in sidelong allusions that serve their intense focus on the cinematic form. James Herbert is certainly best known for making most of REM's music videos in the early to mid-80s (including the classic "It's the End of the World as We Know It"), but in the art film world he is known for his extensive filmography that spans four decades focusing mostly on powerfully romantic, rigorously formal, richly tactile studies of youthful nudes. CANTICO (1982, 35 min.) is a bit of an odd-man-out, and uses Herbert's cinematographic techniques to evoke the story of St. Francis. Eric Saks CREOSOTE (1997, 42 min.) uses the figure of St. Francis to illuminate the true story of a boy scout who went missing in the California desert. Saks uses superimpositions and haunting black and white video to create absolutely unique and chilling images. (1982 & 1997, 77 min., 16mm and video)
     

    FREE!

  • Programmed For The Play "Samsara"    
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Location: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater - 2433 North Lincoln Avenue

    Kris Swanberg's EMPIRE BUILDER (2012, 72 min.) opens a new collaboration between Chicago Filmmakers and Victory Gardens Theater, showing films that illuminate the themes explored in the current play. 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. Also screening is Swanberg's BABY MARY (2013, 8 min.). (2012-2013, 80 min., video)
     

  • Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

    This is your time to shine! Bring your work - insane comedies, touching dramas, high-energy music videos, odd animation, hot topic documentaries, neighborhood portraits, and any mind-expanding experimental visions. Maximum length per person is 20 minutes, and we will screen at least one work from everyone who brings something up to that time length. Accepted formats: DVD only. Nothing X-rated—sorry! Enjoy with friends and community! FREE Admission
     

  • Filmmakers In Person!
    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

    An Iowa City homecoming! Jesse McLean & Mike Gibisser are both former Chicagoans who have recently left us for teaching positions at the University of Iowa, but they've been coaxed back to put together a fun evening of films and videos. Jesse McLean's work is humorous and complex, full of pop cultural allusions and surprising emotions. Mike Gibisser's work is full of lovingly-framed and painterly-lit film images that blur the line between experimental, documentary, and essay. It'll be a night of new and old work, and a few surprises.

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  • Dyke Delicious Series!
    Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 7:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

    Lisa Cholodenko wrote and directed this lesbian-themed drama, winner of the 1998 Sundance Film Festival's Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. Ambitious photography magazine associate editor Syd (Radha Mitchell) has a ho-hum relationship with James (Gabriel Mann). Investigating a ceiling leak, she enters the apartment of her neighbor, retired photographer Lucy Berliner (Ally Sheedy), who lives with former Fassbinder actress Greta (Patricia Clarkson), a heroin addict. The friendship between the worldly Lucy and the naive, insecure Syd ripens into an affair, one destined to change the lives of both women. -Bhob Stewart (1998, 101 min., video)

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  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue

    An Iowa City homecoming! Jesse McLean & Mike Gibisser are both former Chicagoans who have recently left us for teaching positions at the University of Iowa, but they've been coaxed back to put together a fun evening of films and videos. Jesse McLean's work is humorous and complex, full of pop cultural allusions and surprising emotions. Mike Gibisser's work is full of lovingly-framed and painterly-lit film images that blur the line between experimental, documentary, and essay. It'll be a night of new and old work, and a few surprises.

    BUY TICKETS HERE!

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