1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

The Tinder Trilogy by Sam Bam

 

Sam Bam screening at the Nightingale

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.

Films screened:

Cool Lawyer (Sam Bam, 2018)
An attempt to evade the classic first date question “What do you do for work?”

Sam Bam's movie Cool Lawyer

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.



Filed under: artist in attendance, autobiography, feminism, performance

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Programmed by Nabil

Nabil is an artist, creative organizer and experience
designer currently based in Chicago. Since 2014, they
have been organizing and curating performance
and new media works in collaboration with organizations
and artist run platforms such as MIX NYC and VIX.

Currently, Nabil is a programmer of
The Nightingale Cinema and
UX/UI Design Faculty at the Flatiron School.

Nabil’s works have been exhibited nationally and
internationally in museums, festivals and galleries;
including a solo exhibition at the
New Bedford Museum of Art (2018) and featured
in publications such as Phaidon’s Art and Queer Culture(2019),
Emergency Index Vol. 6&7, The Guardian,
The Washington Post and The Aerogram.



Filed under: artist in attendance, Asian, autobiography, black and brown, cityscape, collaboration, documentary, environmental, ethnography, expanded cinema, history, home movies, international, muslim, narrative, new media, performance, place, queer, social justic, south asian, urban

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