1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

CALL FOR PROGRAMMERS

Applications due by February 15

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The NIGHTINGALE is a rough and ready microcinema located in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. Programming strains include avant-garde/experimental/expanded cinema, new media, experimental narrative, documentary, and emerging video art. Projection capabilities include 16mm and digital formats. We are looking to add a few Chicago-based individuals as new programmers to our  all volunteer staff.

If you are interested please fill out the application by February 15.



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WAX LONG • WOLF MOON

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Organized by Blair Bogin

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Saturday, January 23, 8 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

 

High pitch howls, huffing or hoods with full moon features of video and performance by casanovas like:

Kevin B. Lee
Nathan S Duncan (Austin, TX)
Ray Ray Mitrano (Rochester, NY)
Laura Ann Harrison
Sally Lawton
Rachel Stuckey (Austin, TX)
Meredith Leich
Chris Sullivan
JANE
Anja Morell

Maybe Lo Kochavi and her birthday or anyone else intersted in joining the pack.

Doors open 7:15

Wax Long invites the local community to share personal tales, found folklore or performances that coincide with the seasonal themes of the full moon. Gathering in various apartments, venues, urban farms and parks around the the city of Chicago. If interested in hosting or sharing work, email waxlongstorytelling@gmail.com

 

 



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TO THICKEN, NOT DISTORT

Polish Experimental Documentaries
HOW TO LIVE directed by Marcel Łoziński

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Wednesday, January 20, 7 pm, $10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

Inspired by international film critic Ela Bittencourt’s Neither/Nor Series at the 2015 True/False Film Festival, five different Chicago arts organizations collaborate to present this series of rare Polish political documentaries with an experimental slant. Presented at three venues across the city and with Bittencourt in attendance, TO THICKEN, NOT DISTORT  will include three programs of work.

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Monday, January 18th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Constellation Chicago (3111 N. Western), $10
Presented by Run of Life
Ela Bittencourt in attendance

WANDA GOŚCIMSKA. … A WEAVER (dir. Wojciech Wiszniewski, 1975, 21 min.)

HEAR MY CRY (dir. Maciej Drygas, 1994, 57 min.)

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Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Society for Arts (1112 N. Milwaukee), $10
Presented by Beguiled Cinema
Ela Bittencourt in attendance

THE CASE OF PEKOSIŃSKI, (dir. Grzegorz Królikiewicz, 19, 21 min.)

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 7:00 pm
The NIGHTINGALE (1084 N. Milwaukee), $10
Presented by Run of Life

HOW TO LIVE (dir. Marcel Łoziński, 1977, 83 min)

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Polish director, Marcel Łoziński, claims “I’m a documentary filmmaker … because I like to ‘thicken’ reality but never to distort it.” This encapsulates the chimeric quality of the movies in this series, forged with aesthetics of absurdism and a prescient sense of what is now the genre we call non-fiction.  These works reflect the political climate of Communist Poland and its blacklash. The subjects of these docs are a man willing to lose everything in protest, a former chess champion oppressed by a fascist government, and a worker memorialized in outsized proportion. Portraits of a conflicted era, these movies don’t try to escape their circumstances but rather meld the chaos into humorous and poignant documents of a bygone political age.

Ela Bittencourt is a writer, critic, and film programmer. She has written for a wide range of publications including Artforum, Cineaste, Frieze Magazine, Film Quarterly, Guernica, Los Angeles Review of Books, Senses of Cinema, and Reverse Shot, among others.  She holds an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, where she taught essay writing.

TO THICKEN, NOT DISTORT is presented by Constellation Chicago, Run of Life, The Nightingale, and Beguiled Cinema, Society for Arts, and organized by Christy LeMaster and Kathleen Sachs.

 

 



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