Shorts from Providence and
Tampa’s Sub-Underground

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, July 20, 8 pm, $7-10 suggested donation
(includes an original Risograph poster by Chris Day)

The Nightingale presents a program of shorts by artists active within the orbit of the American sub-underground music and comics scene. All hail from Providence, Rhode Island or Tampa, Florida, two hubs of outré DIY culture typified by the reclamation of public or abandoned space as a site for creative expression, a lo-fi aesthetic imbued with the oozy runoff of junk science fiction and horror, and a festering occlusion from the cultural trends of our great nation’s more fashionable big cities. Rhode Island and Florida are 2/3 of what the liner notes of the 2006 noise compilation Rare Youth lovingly refers to as the “noise axis”, a triumvirate completed by California.

The films of Xander Marro/Mat Brinkman and Leif Goldberg are rapid fire assaults on the senses, filmic reflections of the exquisite, dayglo aesthetic of legendary Providence experimental living/art spaces Fort Thunder and Dirt Palace and the affiliated comics/noise/art collectives Paper Rodeo and Forcefield. The homemade videos of Carlos Gonzalez swim within the same swamp water of his maddeningly prolific music and comics output—loner Americana, fluidity between the netherworld of dreams and profane reality, and a good dose of macabre humor. Cameron Worden, an invaluable fixture of Chicago’s cinematic community as a projectionist, programmer, and, not least, maker, rounds out our evening with a dual Super 8mm performance of psycho-mush and mangled tape warbling.

The total running time of the screening is 60 minutes. Give an hour for art!

Starting at 8:30 sharp.

Featuring shorts by Carlos Gonzalez, Leif Goldberg, Cameron Worden and Xander Marro in collaboration with Mat Brinkman. Original poster design by Chris Day.


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The Early Films of Daniel Warth


The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Tuesday, July 18, 8 pm, $7-10

Since studying film at Sheridan College, Daniel Warth has worked on over forty short films as writer, director, editor, actor, producer and/or composer. He is also the co-founder of the comedy website The Wrong Box, and the director of comedy videos that have been shown on Comedy Central and CBC. His film work has screened at festivals all over the world, including Beijing International Film Festival, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Rhode Island International Film Festival, and Slamdance Film Festival, where his first feature, DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature.

On Tuesday, July 18, we’ll screen several of his early short films, with Warth in person for a post-screening Q&A:

DIRE STRAITS (2013, 8 min)
CHAINSAWFACE (2008, 2 min)
BADGE OF HARDWARE (2014, 4 min)
FUTURE ASSASSIN (2013, 3 min)
IT WON’T BE LONG (2010, 10 min)
PETTY THIEVES (2013, 24 min)

Plus a sneak preview of DIM THE FLUORESCENTS, which will screen on Wednesday, July 19 at ArcLight Chicago.


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a visiting reading series

The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Thursday, July 13, 7 pm, $5 suggested donation

Tweeting & Deleting is coming to CHICAGO.

The reading series curated by Lina Abascal (@linalovesit) is a place for women identifying and nonbinary writers to hang out and share their work.

Readings by:

Meaghan Garvey

Alyson Lewis

Allie Wachowski

Mac Popetz

Rosie Accola

Charlotte “Gasp” Gasparetti Ribar

Ashley Ray-Harris

event is free, $5 donation suggested at door to support nightingale cinema.

Filed under: feminism, performance, poetry, queer, reading

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