1084 N MILWAUKEE, CHICAGO

James Fotopoulos’s Esophagus

Thursday, April 9, 7:30 PM $7-$10
Cancelled for now – check back for reschedule info

The Nightingale Welcomes film maker James Fotopoulos as he presents his film

Esophagus (2004)

Synopsis: The origins of the universe told through the lens of an experimental film and video sci-fi horror-show fusion: Alien women trapped in a colorfully hand-scratched film-textured hotel room, genetically mutated men slowly driven mad in a white digital prison, the high contrast landscapes of Mars, and a futuristic tribe of a giant, an elf and a witch in their decaying suicide-home.

James Fotopoulos in attendance.

 

Media: Digital Projection
Runtime: 70mins

 

About: James Fotopoulos is a filmmaker who began production on his first feature film, ZERO (1997), in 1995. In 1998, he founded Fantasma for the production of his second feature, Migrating Forms (1999), and would continue to create a number of critically acclaimed narrative feature films, such as Back Against the Wall (2000), Families (2002), The Nest (2003) and Dignity (2012).
Along with his narrative productions, Fotopoulos has created over 200 non-narrative films, which include Christabel (2001), Esophagus (2004), The Mirror Mask (2005), The Sky Song (2007) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). These works range from feature-length to a few seconds long.
Fotopoulos’ films received a retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives; premiered at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, Festival del Film Locarno and the Museum of Arts and Design; and have screened and exhibited widely at a number of film festivals, museums, and sites, such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Sundance Film Festival, London Film Festival, Whitney Biennial, Walker Art Center, Museum of the Moving Image and the Andy Warhol Museum, among many others.


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Picture Yourself in Water

short films by Caitlin Ryan

Saturday, January 11th, 7 PM, $7-$10

Artist in person!

Caitlin Ryan is a Chicago-based interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker; her work explores the nuances between comedy and humor, specifically using the vernacular of the uncanny to investigate systems of anthropology. She’s interested in small underground (and sometimes temporary) communities to observe perspectives that push the boundaries of what it means to have radical empathy. Ryan received her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has most recently shown her work at Iceberg Projects, Flatland, Gallery 400, and Hyde Park Art Center. Her films have also appeared at the Onion City Film Festival, Comfort Station, and the Nightingale Cinema.

(2014 – 2019, United States, Digital, 61 mins and discussion)

LOOK (2017, 6 min)
HAILEY (2017, 7 min)
VISITING HOME MOVIE (2016, 8 min)
MY BROTHER, THE PUNK SINGER (2014, 8 min)
I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU COUCH. (2017, 3 min)
THE HOUSE WITH NO CORNERS (2019, 8 min)
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE YOGA GEAR (2018, 13 min)
PICTURE YOURSELF IN WATER (2017, 8 min)

Programmed by Kathleen Sachs.



Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, documentary, experimental, feminism, Uncategorized

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