1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

Barbara Hammer: VITAL SIGNS

Presented by South Side Projections, the Nightingale, the Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Friday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, $7-10

Barbara Hammer needs no introduction.

A pioneer of queer cinema, Hammer has been an active filmmaker for over four decades, directing more than 80 experimental films and documentaries. In 2010 the Museum of Modern Art presented a month-long retrospective of her work, and she was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013. In mid-February, South Side Projections, the Nightingale, the Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will honor Hammer with a two-night celebration, the first major retrospective of her work in Chicago in more than 20 years.

On Friday, February 16 at 7pm, the Nightingale Cinema (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.) will host a mini-retrospective on 16mm. The films being shown are PSYCHOSYNTHESIS (1975), SISTERS! (1974), STILL POINT (1989), ENDANGERED (1988), OPTIC NERVE (1985), VITAL SIGNS (1991), and SANCTUS (1990). The program is approximately 90 minutes long.
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Filed under: 16mm, experimental, feminism, film, queer

ST. FRANCIS HEARS A NOISE

New Sci-Fi Feature by Jimmy Schaus
Artist in Attendance!
Presented by ACRE Projects

Sunday, December 10 at 6:00 pm, $7-10

The Nightingale is delighted to partner with ACRE Projects to present the narrative feature debut of Chicago based artist Jimmy Schaus. St. Francis Hears a Noise is a psychotronic, picaresque science fiction romp about a sound recordist whose special microphone picks up messages from beyond, which are stolen by a sinister underground production network to unlock latent psychic energy from the young actors they routinely exploit. Francis, the titular protagonist, sets off on a journey to investigate and retrieve his precious sounds, only to uncover a vast network of control in which he may already be enmeshed.

Jimmy Schaus is an artist whose work spans narrative film, video art, music, sound and performance. Born and raised in central Florida, Schaus spent several years touring in underground music projects before shifting focus to filmmaking along with a move to Chicago in 2012. He completed an MFA in Moving Image at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2016, and works as a videographer, editor, and instructor of film and audio production. St. Francis Hears a Noise is his first feature length project.

Program Details:
St. Francis Hears a Noise (2017, Digital File, 130 min.)

Image credit: Jimmy Schaus, Still from St. Francis Hears a Noise, 2017; Image courtesy of the artist.

Programmed by Kate Bowen, Aaron Walker, & Christy LeMaster



Filed under: artist in attendance, experimental, queer, sound, video

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