10 for Nightingale 10!

A fundraiser to embark on our

Kickstarter ends on Satuday, April 28, 2018  at 9 AM

Over the last 10 years, we have hosted over 500 screenings, shown the work of over 1400 artists to thousands of patrons and we did it all with a volunteer staff and a gift economy. Now, our video projector is fading and we need your help to keep going. It’s a race against the clock for $10,000 with a side of goofy Joan Jonas homage. Check out our pitch and celebrate the Nightingale’s 10th anniversary with a donation.


Put extra dollars here if you got em.

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Be one of the folks who runs Chicago’s
beloved rough and ready microcinema!

Applications Due on March 21 at 5 pm

The Nightingale is now in its 10th year of operation, staffed by volunteer programmers who provide the ideas and time it takes to run the space. We rely on programmers to help plan and promote events, keep the space clean, look out for our equipment, protect our roommates’ private space during events, archive materials, and fundraise. Programming responsibilities include attending 4 programming meetings and two work days a year as well as being an engaged promoter of all Nightingale events from day to day. Programmers should expect to program or co-program at least 4 events of their own a year and to host/help organize 4-6 additional screenings a year. We are looking to add a few engaged programmers!

Fill  out the google form to apply.


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UIC MFA 2018

Works for the Screen

Sarah O’Neil, I’m So Sorry, 2017, performance.

Monday, March 19, 2018 at 7 pm, Free

Emme Williamson, Live the Song, 2018, digital video, 15 min.
Live the Song tells the story of Scott Williamson, drummer for the Ski to Die band, and his transition from the music industry to aviation. With an interest in modern folklore, this short documentary explores the dynamics that influence which dreams are followed, which stories are shared, and that which is cast aside.

Daniel Haddad Troconis, C.V., 2017, digital video, 6:06 min.
A chronological anecdote of the artist’s status when he moved to the United States, recalling his work experience and reflecting on personal challenges an immigrant faces in the bureaucratic processes to obtain the American dream.

Shir Ende, Unititled, 2017, digital video, 2 min.

Caitlin Ryan, Look, 2017, HD video, 6:45 min.
In Look, the artist instructs viewers to re-imagine their vision so they no longer solely rely on sight, and rather experience space through other sensory observation. Look invites viewers “to imagine their way into minds unlike their own, encouraging a radical empathy.”—Los Angeles Times review of Oliver Sacks The Mind’s Eye.

Sarah O’Neil, I’m So Sorry, digital video, 3:47 min.
This performative video shows the way that grief language can become abstracted to someone who is grieving. The redundant and prescriptive language often said to someone who is grieving can become lost and even pointless.

Shir Ende, Hands, 2017, 1:20 min.

Sarah O’Neil, After, 2017, digital video, 9:05 min.
This video is a mantra that recounts the five days of searching for and finding the artist’s partner.

Daniel Haddad Troconis, El Master del Motocross, 2016, digital video, 4:04 min.
This recorded story translates sound and language for American audiences to provide an understanding of the expressions and communications among a social community that is unseen, yet part of the same labor force.

Caitlin Ryan, Bird Watching, 2017, digital video, 5:45 min.
Looking, but not seeing, saying we saw it, but really never saw it, but eventually over time seeing it for the first time.

TRT: 48 min.


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