1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

Picture Yourself in Water

short films by Caitlin Ryan

Saturday, January 11th, 7 PM, $7-$10

Artist in person!

Caitlin Ryan is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker; her work explores the nuances between comedy and humor, specifically using the vernacular of the uncanny to investigate systems of anthropology. She’s interested in small underground (and sometimes temporary) communities to observe perspectives that push the boundaries of what it means to have radical empathy. Ryan received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has most recently shown her work at Iceberg Projects, Flatland, Gallery 400, and Hyde Park Art Center. Her films have also appeared at the Onion City Film Festival, Comfort Station, and the Nightingale Cinema.

(2014 – 2019, United States, Digital, 61 mins and discussion)

LOOK (2017, 6 min)
HAILEY (2017, 7 min)
VISITING HOME MOVIE (2016, 8 min)
MY BROTHER, THE PUNK SINGER (2014, 8 min)
I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU COUCH. (2017, 3 min)
THE HOUSE WITH NO CORNERS (2019, 8 min)
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE YOGA GEAR (2018, 13 min)
PICTURE YOURSELF IN WATER (2017, 8 min)

Programmed by Kathleen Sachs.



Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, feminism, Uncategorized

differently, Molussia

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



Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, experimental, film, hand-processing

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