The Nightingale is pleased to present I DON’T CARE, the second feature length film by Chicago-based filmmaker Casey Puccini!
Doors 6:30, Screening 7:00.
More poseur than visionary, a filmmaker struggles to keep his creativity alive as he bumbles through the production of his sophomore film. Instead of rising to the challenge, he conflicts with his cast and crew, inevitably becoming a pathetically manipulative prick who no one can stand being around. A cast of Chicago talents (including Sasha Gioppo, Bryn Packard, Kevin Stangler, Christine Vrem-Ydstie, Brian Wiebe, Cameron Worden, Casey Puccini, and more) star in this dark comedy about the consequences of pernicious narcissism developed from unchecked mediocrity in the world of independent film. (TRT 103 minutes)
Casey Puccini is a film/videomaker making work that plays with autobiography, fictionalizing his life to create sardonic narratives about aggressively self-centered people. Along with making his own films, Casey also shoots, edits, and performs in his peers’ work, and educates significantly more talented people at several institutions around Chicago, IL. He made this film to help identify the type of person he really, really, really does not want to become.
The Nightingale Cinema is delighted to present the works of three international female filmmakers for a night of travels and contemplation.
Camille Laut takes us to the coastal side of California, a cliff abstracted into a body, breathing through the filmmaker’s handheld camera in which we immerse ourselves. While in Cuba, Paloma Rincón’s character looks at herself through the birds she observes and a zooming lens sensorially drives us into her constrained world. It is winter when we land in Sarajevo, where Emma Rozanski’s powerful minimalism stumbles over the fantastic as Damir’s monotonous order is disrupted by Tasya’s imposing system.
Camille Laut — Black’s Beach | (2016, HD, sound, color, 16:9, 05:37) A place portrait of A. and Black’s Beach – one of San Diego’s nude beach. Accompanied by a soundscape recorded at The Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica.
Paloma Rincón — ¿Deberíamos acercarnos a los pájaros? | (2016, HD, sound, color, 16:9, 05:00)
Emma Rozanski — Papagajka | (2017, 2K, sound, color, 16:9, 1:21:00) A stranger arrives in Sarajevo and barges into Damir’s reclusive world. Little by little she takes over his life. She absorbs his dreams. Until finally she threatens his very existence.
Camille Laut is a French artist and filmmaker, raised between Tokyo, Paris, Beijing, Strasbourg and Seoul. She earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she experimented with documentary, animation, and short experimental narratives around the theme of isolation in the urban landscape. She is now finishing her MFA in Film Directing at CalArts, and for that, is preparing a short magical realist film taking place on an unusual tour bus around Los Angeles. https://vimeo.com/camillelaut
Paloma Rincón is a Colombian artist and filmmaker, interested in experimental narratives, strongly attracted by the relation between film and poetry. Her first short film, “Bark”, was awarded for the Most Original Film at the Film School Fest München, and it is still being screened at various other film festivals around the world. In 2016 she attended the workshop Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami, where “Should we go near to the birds?” was made. She is currently working on editing a new short film, as well as involved in music and sound experimentation. https://vimeo.com/palomarincon
Emma is an Australian filmmaker, multi-media artist and a first-generation MFA graduate of Bela Tarr’s film.factory experiment in Sarajevo. Her debut feature-length film, PAPAGAJKA (The Parrot) had its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in 2016 and continued on to a successful festival run worldwide. Emma is part of the artist collective, Bistrik7 (@Bistrik7), a group of 20 filmmaker-artists from around the globe who make collective projects and curate screenings and exhibitions of their work. In 2018 Emma was the summer/fall artist in resident at The International Museum of Surgical Science, culminating in a solo exhibition. She is currently a FIELD/WORK resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition. https://www.facebook.com/PapagajkaFilm/ www.emmarozanski.com