1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

UPGRADE SOUL – BOOK TOUR

A Multimedia Event
Featuring Ezra Claytan Daniels
and Ben Passmore

Tuesday, October 9 at 8 PM, Free

The Nightingale is delighted to welcome back Ezra Claytan Daniels as he celebrates the book version of his inventive graphic novel Upgrade Soul. Originally released as an interactive iPhone App, the innovative sci-fi story follows an aging couple in the aftermath of an experimental operation to clone themselves gone awry. Daniels asks probing questions about what shapes our identity -Is it the capability of our mind or the physicality of our bodies? Is a newer, better version of yourself still you? This page-turning graphic novel follows Hank and Molly as they discover the harsh truth that only one version of themselves is fated to survive.

Touring with Daniels is Philadelphia-based cartoonist Ben Passmore reading from his comic-collection released in March of 2018, Your Black Friend and Other  Strangers. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humour and lived relatability. These comics are essential, humorous, and accessible, told through Passmore’s surreal lens in the vibrant full-color hues of New Orleans.

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, expanded cinema, Free Screening!, literature, narrative, new media, reading, science, social justice, Uncategorized, video

Chicagoland Shorts

Thursday July 12th, 7:30pm, $7-$10

Full Spectrum Features Chicagoland Shorts Volume 4

Inspired by this community’s unparalleled diversity and
artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has rated the
best film work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+
community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology
and tribute to our city that has screened across Cook
County and nationally from Seattle to New York.

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Filed under: animation, artist in attendance, documentary, expanded cinema, experimental

GROUP 312 FILMS

The 2018 Annual Report

Friday March 16th
Doors 7:00, Show 7:30
Suggested donation $7-10

A program of short films made by members of Group 312 Films.

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Filed under: artist in attendance, expanded cinema, experimental, film, found footage

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