A Stop-Motion Animated Adventure
With Live Accompaniment
by Your Heart Breaks
Director, Clyde Petersen, in Attendance!

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, October 25, 7 pm, $7 – 10


TORREY PINES is an autobiographical stop-motion animated feature movie directed by Clyde Petersen. This transgender coming-of-age tale takes place in southern California in the early 1990’s, a time when MTV shaped teenage minds and a generation of Nintendo loving nerds came to realize the world they were born into. Raised by a schizophrenic single mother, Petersen’s life story unfolds in a series of baffling and hallucinated events. Tortured by delusions of political conspiracies and struggling with a dysfunctional family, Petersen’s mom kidnaps twelve-year-old Petersen and takes them on a cross-country adventure that will alter their family forever.

TORREY PINES’s compelling visual style is mesmerizingly articulate, every  scene filled with jointed paper puppets and intricate cut-paper collage sets.  It is handmade, textured, and full of life. Every object in the film was individuals constructed and hand-painted. Without dialogue, TORREY PINES relies on its vibrant visual storytelling and original music to drive the plot.

“This film is for queer punks, trans youth, and people who struggle with mental health issues in their lives. It is for people who grew up without much money and used their imaginations to escape and find safe spaces. It is about being transgender before you could look that word up in the internet and find others like you.”- Clyde Petersen, Director

Clyde Petersen is a Seattle based artist working in film, animation, music, installation, and fabulous spectacle. He is member of the the transgender and queer communities in Seattle. He travels the world with his punk band, YOUR HEART BREAKS and hosts the internet film series, BOATING WITH CLYDE in a small handmade boat in the Washington Park Arboretum.

Your Heart Breaks includes Clyde Petersen, Zach Burba, and Jacob Jaffe.

Programmed by Christy LeMaster

Filed under: animation, documentary, experimental, feminism, landscape, music, narrative, queer, Uncategorized


Scott Fitzpatrick, Clint Enns, Aaron Zeghers
Filmmakers in Attendance!


The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, October 6th, 7 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale welcomes experimental / expanded filmmakers Scott Fitzpatrick, Clint Enns and Aaron Zeghers, as they flee the ravaged streets of their fair Winnipeg, in search of a warmer, more exotic climate to present their work. “All Roads Leave Winnipeg” is 7-date film tour featuring expanded cinema performances and single channel films by three of Winnipeg’s most notorious cine-stars, Scott Fitzpatrick, Aaron Zeghers and Clint Enns.

the program//

-Part I – Work by Aaron Zeghers-

Holland, Man.
[2015, 20min, 16mm + Super 8 + Digital + Live Sound]

As two growing years pass, Don Zeghers – farmer from Holland, Manitoba – phases out his multi-generational family farm. With experimental photography on Super 8, 16mm and digital mediums, his son Aaron Zeghers follows this life change. The dissolution of the family farm is seen both intimately but also as a microcosm of the modern industrialized world. Nature is contrasted with industrial might in this sentimental and existential portrait of one’s own family. (This will not be performed in Milwaukee)

Everything Turns…
[2016, 12min, Super8]

From 1 to 12 minutes, ‘Everything Turns…’ is a shorthand study of the mythology of numbers. Scientific tradition is adopted then eschewed for rumours, legends and defunct theories from across the ages. As the days turn to night and the seasons pass, the camera pens a year-long record of space, movement and the passing of time in historic locations around the world. This almanac of anthropomorphic numerology is recorded in-camera onto Super 8 using a myriad of experimental techniques. Just like Richter nearly 100 years ago, we will discover that everything turns, everything revolves and everything feels the deep score of time.


Filed under: 16mm, animation, archival, artist in attendance, documentary, dual projection, expanded cinema, experimental, film, found footage, history, landscape, performance, science, sound, Super 8mm, travel, triple projection, Uncategorized


Recent Video Work Made by Powerful Femmes

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The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm, $7-10

How To Fight Like A Girl is a look inside a playful, political, gorgeous, ugly, queer-minded aesthetic. These artists’ film, video, and new media works call to glitter bomb the pigs, wrangle the bourgeois with pink lasso’s, and drown the misogynists in play-doh spaghetti. Using tropes of theater, puppetry, drag, kitsch, and horror intertwined with fiercely intelligent social, political, and personal observations, these artists are paving out a current and important aesthetic like no other.

//Including works by//

A.J. McClenon
Joey Scher
Kelly Gallagher
Liz Cambron
Molly Hewitt
Zachary Hutchinson


and more to be announced//staytuned


Curated by Emily Eddy



Filed under: anarchy, animation, artist in attendance, experimental, feminism, film, new media, performance, queer, Uncategorized, video

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