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Works of Dani Leventhal
(Followed by the Nightingale’s
6th Birthday Party)

DaniLeventhal

Friday, April 11th, at 8:00 pm,  $7-10

We are so pleased to screen works from Chicago favorite Dani Leventhal, spanning 2010-2014. With her ability to channel tension and beauty within the daily and the extraordinary it will be impossible to look away.

This also marks The Nightingale’s 6th Birthday so we invite all to join us after the screening for a rowdy birthday party! Brian Chankin of ODD OBSESSION will bring the jams! There will be cake and we will premiere the Nightingale 2014 trailer, shot and edited by Ian Curry with sound collected by Jesse Malmed. Also hit us up for those oh so tardy Kickstarter awards (our apologies!).

PROGRAM DETAILS:
NIKOLE- 5 minutes 2014
A 27 second clip of Nikole dancing in drag stretched out to 5 minutes.

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Filed under: BIRTHDAY PARTY, experimental, video

LAS NICAS & LAMENTO

Nicaragua in the ‘80s:
LAS NICAS & LAMENTO
Two Video Documentaries by Julia Lesage
Julia Lesage in person!
Presented by White Light Cinema &
Hopscotch Cinema

lesage

Saturday, April 12th at 7:30pm, $7-10

White Light Cinema, along with Hopscotch Cinema and The Nightingale, are pleased to present two little-seen video documentaries, about the lives of women in Nicaragua in the 1980s after the Sandinista revolution, by videomaker, professor, author, and Jump Cut magazine co-founder and co-editor Julia Lesage. Lesage will be in person to introduce and discuss this important work that provides a snapshot of a troubled nation in a moment of optimism.

The Sandinista Revolution in 1979 and the years following were filmed by many solidarity workers traveling to and living in Nicaragua. However, after that period ended in 1990, much of the interest here in video about Nicaragua declined. Invited to teach video production to young artists in a workshop in the Sandinista labor union, Julia Lesage made three visits in 1981, 1984, and 1987, living there for months at a time. For her, it was an utopian moment, sharing young videomakers’ aspirations and dreams for a better life.  (JL)

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Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, film, video

WAYWARD FRONDS

Collaborative Performance by
Peter Burr & Fern Silva

Peter Burr

Friday, April 18th at 8:00 pm, $7-10

Peter Burr’s and Fern Silva’s explosive creative energies will expand the Nightingale’s usual cinema setup with a mixed media collaborative performance to be preceded by three recent video works by Burr.

PROGRAM DETAILS
WAYWARD FRONDS  Performance by Peter Burr and Fern Silva (2014)
A 3-part journey through simulated Earth. Fern Silva and Peter Burr merge their filmmaking practices in a performance involving 8mm film, video projection, and live performance.

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, experimental, new media, performance, video

FIRE LIGHT

Works for the Screen by
Graduating UIC MFAs

David Bodhi Boylan, Light Eyes, 2013, wood and candles
 

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 8 pm, $5-10

The warmth of your love
is like the warmth of the sun
and this will be our year
took a long time to come

Following five wonderful exhibitions at Gallery 400, a series of works for the screen by graduating Masters of Fine Arts candidates from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Featuring works by: Alejandro T. Acierto, Erik Allen, Colleen Keihm, Chris Little, Jesse Malmed, Melissa Myser, Hanna M. Owens (with Kelly Thomas), Courtney Prokopas, Jonathan Loïc Rogers, Matt Shaw, Jenyu Wang.

(Image: David Bodhi Boylan, Light Eyes, 2013, wood and candles.)

More information at Gallery 400′s website.

 



Filed under: artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, film, video

LET GO AND GO ON AND ON

A Re-Interpretation for the Screen of
Tim Kinsella’s New Book
Presented by Curbside Splendor

LET GO And

Friday, April 25that 8:00 pm, Free

Tim Kinsella’s latest novel is a collage of 4 movies; Two-Lane Blacktop, Cockfighter, Annie Hall and Bad Timing. For the book release, Kinsella recuts moments from each of those films together to make a weird different story.

 

About the Book:
In Let Go and Go On and On the story of obscure actress Laurie Bird is told in a second-person narrative, blurring what little is known of her actual biography with her roles as a drifter in Two Lane Blacktop, a champion’s wife in Cockfighter, and an aging rock star’s Hollywood girlfriend in Annie Hall. Laurie Bird’s story unravels in a bathtub where she commits suicide at the age of 26, and Let Go and Go On and On draws on this very American story to explore our endless fascination with the Hollywood machine and the weirdness that is celebrity culture.
-Curbside Splendor

 

 Tim Kinsella is the author of two novels, The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense (2011) and Let Go and Go On and On (2014) the maker of much genre-troubling music with his bands Joan of Arc and Owls.

 



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, found footage, performance, video

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