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The Nightingale ~ Year 10
A Survey of What Has Been & Will Be

As the volunteer staff of the Nightingale round into our ninth year in existence, we wanted to ask our community what should happen in April 2018 when Chicago’s beloved (and possibly beleaguered) microcinema turns a decade old. We are interested in a transparent exploration of what this place has been and could be, what is needed from spaces like this in Chicago now, and the changing nature of moving image presentation. We will hold this space on our website in the upcoming year to publish thoughts from Nightingale staff, patrons, artists, and onlookers. Thank you so much for all of the support and love you have given this place for the last nine years!

Here is a link to an initial survey in which we start the conversation by putting forward three possible options.

Option 1) CLOSE DOORS

Option 2) KEEP ON AS IS

Option 3) GO FOR NON-PROFIT STATUS

Click through for more details and let us know your thoughts!



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The Work of Emily Eddy &
the Nightingale’s 9th Birthday!!

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Saturday, April 1, 7:00 pm, $7-10

Join us as we celebrate the ninth affordable renewal of our lease with a new series presenting the work of the folks behind the Nightingale. Over the course of the next year, we will treat each programmer to a mini-retrospective as a vehicle to ask you, our community, what this place has been and should become as it nears a decade in existence.

First up is heir apparent, Emily K. Eddy.  She has been curating film, video, and new media works as Co-Director of the  Nightingale since 2013. She is also a film, video, and digital media artist in her own right. This program spans the last four years and includes outside works that heavily inform Emily’s thematic and aesthetic interests.

Emily graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2013, where she received her Bachelors in Fine Arts. Combining many different forms of moving image, her work utilizes strategies of video diaries, archival practices, and experimental documentaries. Emily has shown work and programmed screenings at many venues in Chicago, as well as her hometown, Portland, OR, Reykjavik, Iceland, and various mid-western cities. Her most recent curated program, HOW TO FIGHT LIKE A GIRL will be presented at Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles on March 24.

As always at Nightingale birthdays there will be cake, questionable punch, and dancing.

 

Program Details

Amsterdam Camera Vacation – Steve Reinke
Digital Video, 12:00
2001

No Chick Is An Island – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:59
2013

I (can?) not be defeated – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, Super 8mm, 9:02
2013

I Touched Her Legs – Eva Marie Rødbro
Digital Video, 15:13
2010

this must be the place – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 6:09
2014

Vesturbæjar – Emily Eddy
Digital Video, 8:08
2017

 

 

 



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