The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee Friday, September 30th, 7:00 pm, $7-10
How To Fight Like A Girl is a look inside a playful, political, gorgeous, ugly, queer-minded aesthetic. These artists’ film, video, and new media works call to glitter bomb the pigs, wrangle the bourgeois with pink lasso’s, and drown the misogynists in play-doh spaghetti. Using tropes of theater, puppetry, drag, kitsch, and horror intertwined with fiercely intelligent social, political, and personal observations, these artists are paving out a current and important aesthetic like no other.
Documentaries of Eva Marie Rødbro
Presented by RUN OF LIFE
Director Eva Marie Rødbro in Attendance
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, October 11th, 7 pm, $7-10
It sometimes seems that Eva Marie Rødbro’s camera must be invisible. Running close with different groups of young people, she creates compelling eye-level portraits of youth devoid of nostalgia. With astonishing editing and generous observation, Rødbro’s docs are completely embedded in the small tight-knit communities she is depicting. Rødbro eschews linear narratives, offering audiences a free-floating relationship with the people onscreen, framing the minutae of their experience as an empathatetic territory, where even those we imagine as very different from us are intimately recognizable.
Fuck You Kiss Me (2008, video, 6 min.)
I Touched Her Legs (2010, video, 15 min.)
Kriger (2013, video, 25 min.)
Dan Mark (2014, video, 30 min.)
We Chose The Milky Way (2015, video, 28 min.)
Danish photographer and director Eva Marie Rødbro (1980) lives and works in Copenhagen, DK. She graduated from the National Danish Film School in 2015 and Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2008. Rødbro has exhibited and screened internationally at numerous shows, events and festivals including: FOAM, W139, NL fotomuseum, Berlin Documentary Forum, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, CPH:DOX and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She has documented the wild youth of teenagers in Greenland and the United States in her award winning shorts, Fuck You Kiss Me (2008) I Touched Her Legs (2010), Kriger (2013) Dan Mark (2014), and most recently with We Chose the Milky Way (2015).
An Experimental Documentary by Erin Espelie
Filmmaker in Attendance!
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, September 22nd, 7 pm, $7-10
The Nightingale welcomes Erin Espelie to present her experimental documentary about rare earth elements (the lanthanides), black mirrors (from obsidian to iPads), and how technology is reshaping the way we record the present and replay the past.
From the portals of personal computing devices to ancient obsidian mirrors, optical tools control how people see, foresee, record, and remember their lives. The Lanthanide Series ( 2014, USA/France/UK, 72 minutes) meditates on how we frame and understand the world through such material means and instruments, with a reliance on certain chemical elements and the people who we love.
“Part poetry, part chemistry lesson, part landscape film, part cinematic exploration, part history and geography lesson, part environmental revelation,part magic. The Lanthanide Series is something new under the sun.”– Scott MacDonald
“The Lanthanide Series fuses poetry and science to create a thrillingly uncategorizable work.” – Anthology Film Archives
Preceded by Kari Altman’s R-U-INS
ERIN ESPELIE is a writer, editor, and filmmaker, with a background in the research sciences. Her poetic, nonfiction films have shown around the world at the New York Film Festival, the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival, the Whitechapel Gallery, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Imagine Science Film Festival, and more. Espelie currently holds an assistant professorship in Film Studies and Critical Media Practices at the University of Colorado Boulder; she serves as an Associate Director of the Center for Environmental Journalism and is editor in chief of Natural History magazine, a centenarian publication for which she has worked since 2001. erinespelie.com.