The Day After Groundhog Day Might Still be Groundhog Day: a kid* friendly screening of works by former kids* who have current kids*
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, 7 pm, $7-10
Artists in attendance!
Benefit for S.A.C.K. (Supporting Artists with Children or Kids)
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“Okay campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties because it’s cold out there.”
Hello Ice Sculptors, Cloudwatchers, Piano Players, Ned the Heads, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Forecasters:
Groundhog day is approaching again. As much as it’s a day we anticipate, the movie has taught us if nothing else that we should be grateful for the day after. In response we’re programming a screening* of new works by artist parents for the Nightingale Cinema on the day after, February 3.
We are requesting your participation in making a video which is either:
- A remake of Groundhog Day, or a portion thereof
- A remake of another video that relates in some way to Groundhog Day
Working with parents or kids or a groundhog is encouraged, but not mandatory. A channel 9 microphone might be provided. Visit a bed & breakfast, eat in a diner, look up at the clouds brave a snowstorm without a coat, make a quick trip to Pennsylvania (or Woodstock, IL), stop by the bank, repeat the last thing you did, repeat another thing you did, get better with practice, break a pencil in half and see if it’s still broken the next day, learn a French poem, catch a kid, save someone’s life, get to know a stranger, cheat at Jeopardy. All of this and more could be yours.
Please let us know in one of the next few todays if you will participate and we’ll put your name on the talent roster.
Contact Kyle Schlie, Jesse Malmed or Danny Rubin with any questions.
*This screening is part of the exhibition “Division of Labor: Chicago Artist Parents” on view through February 14 at Glass Curtain Gallery.
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Beguiled Cinema presents
PERMANENT VACATION by Jim Jarmusch
Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm, $7-10
Jim Jarmusch started making Permanent Vacation during his senior year at NYU; it was intended to be his thesis short. During production, however, Jarmusch dropped out of school and decided to expand the film into a feature—thus beginning one of the great filmographies in American independent cinema. The movie trades in subjects that appear in all of Jarmusch’s features, among them wasting time, urban life, industrial decay, and the legacy of classic art. Protagonist Aloysius Parker is “the prototype for many of Jarmusch’s subsequent loner heroes,” write the programmers at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, “he loafs aimlessly around his scuzzy apartment and crumbling New York streets reading French poetry, flirting with cute girls at Nicholas Ray screenings, stealing cars and obsessing over his half-punk, half-dandy image. For all its youthful self-seriousness (or maybe in part because of it), Permanent Vacation is a touching vision of what it was like to be head over heels with art, love, and oneself in late-1970s New York.”
Also screening is The High Sign, which Jarmusch included in a shorts program he curated for the Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival in 2000. Starring and co-directed by Buster Keaton (one of Jarmusch’s favorite filmmakers), this finds the Great Stone Face getting into trouble after he’s mistaken for a sharp-shooter. Might this have been an influence on Dead Man?
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Videos by Jessie Stead
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 8:00 pm, $7-10
Video chat Q & A with Jessie following the screening!
Chicago premiere of Meanwhile At The Moon Hotel!
Return to the Moon Hotel: a selection of recent solo and collaborative cinema works by Jessie Stead, including Page 59, Ambient Whiskey Slap, and the Chicago premiere of Meanwhile at the Moon Hotel, from the Nocturnes episodics: “A reverie in 10 overlapping Meanwhiles at a downloaded lunar hotel…”
BIO: Jessie Stead is a New York based artist working with installation, cinema, music, collaboration and other overlapping disciplines.
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