1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

The EYESLICER ROAD SHOW

In Smell-O-Vision!
Producer Dan Schoenbrun, in person

Sunday, October 22 at 6 PM, $7-10

The Nightingale is proud to present THE EYESLICER, an independent variety TV series co-created by Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell. The show is a smorgasbord of boundary-pushing short-form work from the festival circuit and beyond, featuring 50+ short film favorites and newly commissioned and created works, combined into hour-long, themed mix tape episodes.

To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour first season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is touring the country this Fall with “The Eyeslicer Roadshow”, a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision’.

The Eyeslicer premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It has been hailed as “one of the craziest TV shows you’ll ever see” (Indiewire) and “an insane variety show puree” (Entertainment Weekly). The show features work by David Lowery, Amy Seimetz, the Zellner Brothers, Shaka King, Calvin Reeder, Lauren Wolkstein, Yen Tan, Harrison Atkins, Zia Anger, Frances Bodomo, Nathan Silver, Brian Lonano, Borscht, Celia Rowlson Hall, Patrick Bresnan + Ivete Lucas, Ornana, Leah Shore, Jennifer Reeder, and many, many more.

Program Details:
The Eyeslicer
Directed by Various.
(2017. USA, 118 min.)



Filed under: anarchy, animation, artist in attendance, collaboration, documentary, expanded cinema, experimental, narrative, Uncategorized, video

SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice-Chicago Chapter
A World Without Police,
Part 2: Alternatives to Calling the Police

Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30-8:00 PM, Free

How do I begin building a world without police? How do I enact abolition in a world that still relies on policing? This workshop is designed to answer these questions. Together, we’ll examine when and why we think we should call the police and build a database of alternatives.

This is the second of our three-part, “A World Without Police” Series. It is designed to 1) explain why Chicago needs police abolition, 2) introduce Chicagoans to what police abolition looks like in practice (both systemically and individually) and 3) help Chicagoans participate in abolitionist campaigns. Participants will brainstorm about how they can participate in building a world without police right now. Participants do NOT have to attend Part 1 to attend this workshop, but should be familiar with abolition as a concept. We also strongly encourage participants to attend Part Three: “Moving to Action,” where they can learn more about abolitionist campaigns for systemic change.

Workshop Dates:
Part One: History of Policing – October 11
Part Two: Alternatives to Calling the Police – October 25
Part Three: Moving to Action, FOP Contract – November 8

REGISTER HERE! https://goo.gl/ifMcTZ

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland Buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



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KAIROS DIRT …

Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum
New Feature Narrative
Director, Madsen Minax, in Person!

Friday, October 27 at 8 PM, $7-10

The Nightingale is delighted to welcome back Madsen Minax for the Chicago premiere of Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum. The movie, Minax’s first feature narrative, follows the strange happenings of two middle school lunch ladies, an androgynous student, a lesbian hospice provider, a grieving ministry worker, a mystical mortician, and an astrologer/life coach/phone sex operator. Through a series of collective dreams an otherworldly being invades the characters’ dream spaces, revealing an alternate realm of wanton, subconscious desires. Amid the post-industrial decay of the American south, interconnected relationships unfold in unusual and fantastical landscapes as television monitors, radio frequencies, orifices and dreams all become portals to access this alternate dimension of carnality and desire.

Program Details:
Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum (2017, HD video, 90 min.)
Directed by Madsen Minax

Madsen Minax comes from a family of sawmill workers in rural Northern Michigan. After having lived in Chicago, Houston and Memphis, he now lives in Vermont, where he teaches video art. Madsen’s works in film, video, sound and music reflect interests in the occult, strange desires, and notions of belonging and becoming. Hiz projects are informed by hiz many years of participating in queer subcultural communities including those of sex work and BDSM.  Madsen toured the United States as part of the music performance duet Actor Slash Model from 2006-2012, co-founded the Threat Level Queer Shorts bi-monthly screening series that ran from 2008-2010, and performed with The Homoticons from 2009-2011. Hiz works have screened and exhibited at  the Lincoln Center (NYC), the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Anthology Film Archives (NYC), The British Film Institute, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and REDCAT, Los Angeles. Festival screenings include Outfest, Newfest, Frameline, BFI Flare and the Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, to name a few, with awards earned from Reeling LGBT Film Festival, Philadelphia Independent, Transcreen Amsterdam and others. Additionally, Madsen’s film Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance aired on PBS (2013) and FreeSpeech TV (2012). It is now widely available through Fandor, Amazon, iTunes and the like.



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COLLECTED VOICES

Chicago’s Ethnographic Film Festival
Seeking Peace

 

Saturday, October 14 at 6:30 PM, $7-10

Artistic and expressive films can spread a message of hope and resilience. Local emerging filmmakers exhibit new perspectives and methods on old stories.  Join us for the third night of this new and exciting fest, titled Seeking Peace, programmed by Ife Olatunji and Danielle Echols.

Program Details
Seeking Sanctuary by Free Spirit Media
A short documentary that focuses on safe spaces that prevent violence through dance, music, arts and food. We wanted to tell this story to prove that Chicago has many options for safe spaces. Chicago is full of violence but there are many organizations like the ones in our film that help people see the good in Chicago.

Yours Is Not the Taj Mahal by Shayna Connelly 
A grief induced fever dream caused by seeing a woman resembling a dead friend. The shadow of grief can envelop us at any time, mixing perception with memory and disintegrating boundaries between the living and dead. In an unexpected place a ghost appears, triggering a familiar conversation about the friend’s desire to know the end of every story before it is told. The narrator grapples with whether to reveal to her friend how she dies. What or who is altered by knowing the outcome?

Why We March by Laurie Little, Theresa Campagna, and Jess Mattison
An observational documentary that takes us to the heart of the women’s march held after the inaguartion of Donald Trump

Brown Girls by Sam Bailey and Fatimah Asghar
Emmy nominated Chicago based queer web series that explores life in the city for two brown girls.

Sunday by Tiara Epps
A feature fiction film that tells the story of one young man trying to do right.

Come vote for your favorite films of the night.

Remember your donation allows us to support independent and diverse filmmakers by providing them with a local network to distribute and screen their films.

 



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SURJ-CHICAGO WORKSHOP

Showing Up for Racial Justice-Chicago Chapter
A World Without Police,
Part 1: History of Policing

Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30-8:00 PM, Free

Want to know why so many Chicagoans are calling for police reform or abolition? Come to SURJ’s first “A World Without Police” workshop: “A History of Policing in Chicago, from 1850 to the 2017.” We’ll explain the racist origins of policing in the United States, study how, decade after decade, the police have systemically targeted black and brown Chicagoans, learn about failed attempts to reform the CPD , and explore how black and brown Chicagoans have led efforts to hold Chicago police accountable for their unconstitutional and violent actions. Led by activists and historians, the workshop will take us to the present moment, addressing ongoing CPD and ICE cooperation, as well as plans for the new police academy

This is the first in a 3-part series, designed to 1) explain why Chicago needs police abolition, 2) introduce Chicagoans to what police abolition looks like in practice (both systemically and individually) and 3) help Chicagoans participate in abolitionist campaigns.

Workshop Dates:
Part One: History of Policing – October 11
Part Two: Alternatives to Calling the Police – October 25
Part Three: Moving to Action, FOP Contract – November 8

REGISTER HERE! https://goo.gl/R3nGuL

-Venue is accessible via the Blue Line, the Milwaukee, Division, & Ashland Buses and there is on-street parking.
– There is a ramp available (upon request) to provide access over the one step into the building.
– The location has one gender-inclusive bathroom, but that bathroom is not ADA compliant.



Filed under: social justice, Uncategorized, workshop

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