a film by Nicolas Rey
Thursday, September 19th, 7 PM, $7-10 suggested donation – cash only
***This event will be held at Cinema Borealis
1550 N Milwaukee Ave.
Nicolas Rey in person!
The Nightingale (at Cinema Borealis) is proud to present “differently, Molussia” (2012) a film by Nicolas Rey of L‘Abominable film lab collective. “differently, Molussia” is a film in nine chapters, shown in random order, and based on fragments from the anti-fascist, posthumously published 1931 novel “Die molussische Katakombe” (The Molussian Catacomb) by Günther Anders. Prisoners sitting in the pits of an imaginary fascist state, Molussia, transmit one another stories about the outside world like a series of political and philosophical fables. “differently, Molussia” has screened worldwide including venues such as the Forum Expanded section of Berlinale (Germany), Views from the Avant Garde at NYFF (New York, NY), and the Northwest Film Center (Portland, OR).
“The sequencing of the reels – i.e. the stories and the way certain motifs, aesthetic strategies, and cinematic devices are introduced and worked through – is interchangeable; what carries over from reel to reel are the colors and textures. Few works so perfectly combine cinesensuality and Marxist dialectics.” — Olaf Möller, Film Comment
Nicolas Rey was born in 1968. Unlike the famous American director, his name is not a pseudonym. Nor is he the son of the French experimental filmmaker Georges Rey. He is also not related to the other Nicolas Reys who live at Place de Paris, although he often gets their mail. Since 1993, he makes films that combine elements of photography, documentary film, and experimental film. He is also a co-founder of the collective film lab L‘Abominable.
France, 2012, 16mm, 81 minutes
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, artist in attendance
The Tinder Trilogy (with special guest Werner Herzog’s pen)!
Wednesday, September 25, 7 PM
$7-$10 (suggested donation–cash only)
1084 N Milwaukee Ave
Artist in person!
The Tinder Trilogy is a series of short films by Sam Bam that originated over a need to hide her sex worker identity from a potential suitor. Filmed during a series of first dates over the course of a year, this series chronicles Sam’s attempt to turn Tinder into her personal production house, as well as her simultaneous retirement from sex work and foray into civvy dating for the first time in her adult life. As she loses her sex worker identity, she adopts the persona of filmmaker in order to cope with the loss of her core creative outlet—the world building of her work persona. In the process, she learns to harness the fearlessness required of sex workers into a rabbit hole of hyper-creative DIY strategies and self-education.
The films themselves are not depictions of sex worker labor, but rather a testament to how our own personal experiences can shine through our art (and life) in unexpected ways.
Cool Lawyer (Sam Bam, 2018)
An attempt to evade the classic first date question “What do you do for work?”
I Owe The Chicago Public Library $367 And They Should Forgive Me (Sam Bam, 2019)
An homage to the French New Wave that brings a face to the classist injustice of late fees.
#1 Party Guest “The Lost Film” (Sam Bam, 2019)
This film is what happens when you protest Werner Herzog for not following you on Instagram, only to steal his pen and use it as bait for your experimental film trilogy.
Eddie Vedder’s Girlfriend (Sam Bam, 2019)
A collage of the male gaze that outs all the homophobes in the room.
After the screening there will be a discussion and Q+A.* Participation in the Q+A will enter you into the free raffle to win the pen Sam stole from Werner Herzog. So bring your questions!
*There will also be cake and surprise special guests.
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