1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

LIFE WITHOUT BUILDINGS

Super 8mm Films by Steve Polta
Co-presented with
The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival

Arrival

Sunday, July 19, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

“[Polta’s] fuzzy, abstract images often accompanied by an ambient sound track [are] genuinely entrancing, actively engaging the viewer in piecing them together.” — Fred Camper, The Chicago Reader

“Bay Area artist Steve Polta has been producing a body of films, mostly on Super 8, over the past two decades that are as exquisitely nuanced as they are rarely seen. Each film presents a narrow window onto the ordinary world, prodded by subtle observation until it yields images of ethereal beauty.” — Rick Bahto, The Echo Park Film Center

Steve Polta—musing filmmaker, former San Francisco taxi driver, arts writer-catalyzer, A.M. radio oldies fan—returns to Chicago bearing a mini-retrospective of his Super 8mm filmscapes. The program will run in one piece, as an unbroken ribbon of his signature swirl of grain, dust, glints, and other alluring or ominous particulate matter. Exploratory ecstasy abounds! 

This screening is co-curated by Karen Johannesen of The Chicago 8 Small Gauge Film Festival.

The program is composed of:

Red Sketch (1997c) (1997)
interval Oakland 99 (2000)
Departure (1997c) (1997)
Picture Window (1996a) (1996)
Minnesota Landscape (1997)
Estuary #1 (1998)
The Berries (2000)
Summer Rain for LMC, side A (2007/2011)
Summer Rain for LMC, side B (2007/2011)
A House Full of Dust (2007)



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, film, performance, Super 8mm

NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE

Live Telethon

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Wednesday, June 24, 7 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

Join us at The NIGHTINGALE for an in-person telethon to help push Jerzy Rose’s Kickstarter campaign for his third feature NEIGHBORHOOD FOOD DRIVE past the hump and closer to the goal! Featuring films by cast members, including Bruce Bundy, Ted Tremper, , a live table-read, and a performance by Mike Lopez and Jared Larson!

Get ready to enjoy:
The Mud, by Nigel DeFriez, Bruce Bundy, Kira Pearson, and Rob Malone
ETERNITY! An Ethnography of a Ghost Ship by Theodore Roosevelt, by Ted Tremper
Good Ideas (live performance), by Mike Lopez and Jared Larson
The Restaurant Business (live performance), by Halle Butler

Donate to the Neighborhood Food Drive Kickstarter  to RSVP and receive a complimentary beer! We’ll have extra perks (free movie passes! books! other things!) for those who donate in person at the event. No cover!

 



Filed under: experimental, narrative, performance, reading, Uncategorized, video

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