Wednesday, September 4th, 7 PM, $10-20 suggested donation – cash only*
* no one turned away for lack of funds
The Chicago Flagship reading/fundraiser for “Writers for Migrant Justice” takes place on September 4, 2019 at 7pm at the The Nightingale.
“Writers for Migrant Justice” was launched in order to support the groundwork being done by Immigrant Families Together. Online, we want to raise $5K by Wednesday, September 4th in order to support detained/formerly detained migrants. Visit the page: https://bit.ly/2O3BkJa
So far, there are flagship readings in more than 40 cities including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. This direct action is being led by Undocupoets/organizers Christopher Soto, Javier Zamora, Anni Liu, and Jan-Henry Gray. The Chicago reading will be hosted by Nabil Vega and Jenn Romero.
List of readers for the Chicago reading:
T Clutch Fleischmann
Rebecca Morgan Frank
H Melt On
Yarrow Yes Woods
Filed under: anarchy
, social justice
Friday, August 2nd, 7 PM, $5-10 suggested donation – cash only
FLEEGIX is a science-fiction film set on Earth, although some of the population have become convinced that they are in fact living on the planet Mars.
The film investigates the nature of belief systems which overlap, co-exist, and create conflict in any human society.
Its subject is the nature of reality. It takes place in a recognizeable world of parks, parking lots, gas stations and video stores, which makes the episodes stranger and more tangible. It does not create a fantasy world: the extraordinary is mapped onto a recognizable landscape.
The film is inspired by and loosely adapted from on a Young Adult novel by Daniel Pinkwater, Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars, in which alienated high school students Leonard and Alan escape boredom through developing telepathic powers and learn to travel to other dimensions overlapping their own. I have received permission from the author to make a film that is a creative interpretation of his book.
The film was shot on color 16mm and includes both live action, stop motion and hand drawn animated segments. The appearance of animation in the narrative is to illustrate propaganda, such as depictions of newsworthy events on Mars.
This film is an organism that grows and continues to develop a web of connected motifs and ideas.
FLEEGIX is constructed through the accumulation of short scenes that echo and lead into each other, making connections across time and space. It is a a “Situationist Fairy story” …, a non-linear narrative that is based around a series of surprising images, that nonetheless describes an entire world.
At the heart of the film is the question as to how Fleegix (a beverage enjoyed by Martians) is manufactured.The film details further conflict among New York “Potato-Eyed” Martians who express themselves in animated movement, and the Hand Shadow Punks of Baltimore, who represent a pre-cinematic faction.
The film proposes various absurd answers to this question, and the dispute takes on symbolic and mythological proportions.
Programmed by Nabil
Filed under: 16mm
, artist in attendance
, expanded cinema
, new media