The Nightingale presents
February 6th @ 7:00pm
$7-10 Suggested Donation
Warren Cockerham in attendance!
The New England Home Movie Tour features handmade and homemade poetic films from the northeast that celebrate the tactility and intimacy of celluloid-based moving images. As the commercial film industry forces us to embrace digital moving images and the planned obsolescence of the means to produce and distribute those products, this film tour aims to share films that embrace the contemporary DIY strategies, politics, and aesthetics of an enduring, artisanal, and personal approach to filmmaking.
Featuring work by
Filed under: 16mm
, artist in attendance
Closing Program to Celebrate
the Opening Exhibit of Sector 2337
Screening at Sector 2337
(2337 N. Milwaukee)
Friday, December 19th at 7:00pm, Free
There are three types of possible bodies in the cinema. There is the subject body onscreen, there is the camera as an imaginary body- a conduit body made up mainly of eyes choosing what we will see, and there is us, the audience bodies that do the watching through a system of involuntary physiological processes and cognitive responses that make up human perception.
THE NEW NEW CORPSE: (1971-2014, various formats, TRT 59 min)
To celebrate the closing of SECTOR 2337’s inaugural exhibition The New [New] Corpse, Christy LeMaster of The Nightingale curates a program of the same name and inquiry featuring six moving image works that frustrate our usual experience of bodies onscreen. These works subvert the traditional mode of watching bodies in narrative action, or as objects of sexual desire, or as merely characters. Rather these works use body as conceptual site, performative metaphor, or abstracted modular component.
BOUNCING IN THE CORNER #36DDD by Dara Greenwald
(1999, USA, 3 min)
BABY ! LOVE YOUR BODY ! EPISODE 1 (ENGLISH) by Poussy Draama & Fannie Sosa
(2014, France, 7 min)
AFFECTION by Blair Bogin & Dayna Gross
(2014, USA, 1 min)
CUT by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet
(2013, Germany, 13 min)
DEEP SLEEP by Basma Alsharif
(2014, Malta/Greece/France/Palestine. HD video, 13 min)
NINE GATES by Paweł Wojtasik
(2012, United States, 12 min)
TWO FACES by Hermine Freed
(1972, United States, 6 min)
Special Thanks to VIDEO DATA BANK for their support in presenting this program.
Filed under: 16mm
, Free Screening!
Daviel Shy and THE LADIES ALMANACK
Winter Screening and Inaugural Party
Sunday, December 7th at 7:00 pm, $15
The Nightingale is delighted to introduce FOLLOW FOCUS- a new process-oriented screening series that rallies audiences and resources behind a moving image maker as they complete a feature project. Designed to expand viewership into the production stage, FOLLOW FOCUS invites audiences to observe a director’s process, collaborations, and inspiration. Our inaugural featured project is THE LADIES ALMANACK written and directed by Chicago-based filmmaker, Daviel Shy and produced by NYC-based performer, Stephanie Acosta.
THE LADIES ALMANACK is a feature-length experimental narrative film shot on Super 8 and based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The film is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, flirtations and publishing woes of authors and artists in 1920’s Paris.
The Nightingale will host 4 screenings during the course of the next year, each one in a different season and highlighting a different element of the process ending with a rough cut screening in Fall of 2015. The production of a commissioned art object will also raise funds for the film. Admission price at each of the four screenings includes part of a limited edition, risograph-printed Ladies Almanack Tarot Deck designed and illustrated by Jess LeMaster. Attend all four screenings for a complete 24-card set.
The Winter Screening will include a treatment presentation by director Daviel Shy, exclusive trailer release, and dramatic readings from The Ladies Almanack 1928 original novel. Reception with artists to follow the screening.
To support the THE LADIES ALMANACK right away, check out the movie’s website. Donations are tax-deductible.
Image Credit: Collage made by Sarah Patten. Full image may be found here. See more of her amazing collage work here.
Filed under: experimental
, Super 8mm