The Work of Emily Eddy &
the Nightingale’s 9th Birthday!!

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm, $7-10

Join us as we celebrate the ninth affordable renewal of our lease with a new series presenting the work of the folks behind the Nightingale. Over the course of the next year, we will treat each programmer to a mini-retrospective as a vehicle to ask you, our community, what this place has been and should become as it nears a decade in existence.

First up is heir apparent, Emily K. Eddy.  She has been curating film, video, and new media works as Co-Director of the  Nightingale since 2013. She is also a film, video, and digital media artist in her own right. This program spans the last four years and includes outside works that heavily inform Emily’s thematic and aesthetic interests.

Emily graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. Combining many different forms of moving image, her work utilizes strategies of video diaries, archival practices, and experimental documentaries. Emily has shown work and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as her hometown, Portland, OR, Reykjavik, Iceland, and various mid-western cities. Her most recent curated program, HOW TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL will be presented at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles on March 24.

As always at Nightingale birthdays there will be cake, questionable punch, and dancing.


Program Details

Amsterdam Camera Vacation – Steve Reinke
Digital Video, 12:00

No Chick Is An Island – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:59

I (can?) not be defeated – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, Super 8mm, 9:02

I Touched Her Legs – Eva Marie Rødbro
Digital Video, 15:13

this must be the place – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:09

Vesturbæjar – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 8:08




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“Dóttirs & Sons : Contemporary Moving Image Work From Iceland” will be the first screening in a two part series which will be shown in Chicago, Illinois at the highly reputable Nightingale Cinema, a rough & ready artist run micro-cinema seven years in the making.

This series, curated by Nightingale programmer Emily Eddy will act as a cultural exchange between Chicago and Icelandic moving image artists. Dóttirs & Sons will screen Icelandic work here in Chicago, and in response Emily will show a program of Chicago film and video work in Reykjavík in Spring 2016.

We’re looking for work that is personal, beautiful, gory, nasty, peaceful, destructive, brutal, transcendental, honest, academic, psychedelic, political, monumental, artificial, quiet, strong, slow, passive, cute, boring, and real.

Whatever you’re making, we want to see it.

The work submitted must be ready to be shown as is with no specific installation requirements.

Please send your name, a link to view your work online, running time, format, and contact information to Emily Eddy @ eeddy@saic.edu

Feel free to contact Emily for further information and visit the Nightingale’s website @ nightingalecinema.org

Deadline to submit: 15/11/2015

Thank you for your interest!

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