MAINTENANCE

RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series
Screening at Constellation
(3111 N. Western Ave.)

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Monday, January 19th  at 7:00pm
$8 in advance /$10 at the door
Purchase tickets here

MAINTENANCE
Dir. Adele Horne // 91 min // 2012

Cleaning house is one of the most private things we do in our homes, other than sex and arguments. Although the product of of a clean home is socially valued, the work required to achieve it is not. This film bears witness to the invisible labor that makes up a huge part of our lives, in a series of portraits of people cleaning. MAINTENANCE was the recipient of the 2013 Images Prize, the top award at Toronto’s IMAGES festival.

Preceded by
RECTANGLE FACTORY by Ian Curry
(2012, color/silent, 16mm/18fps, 8 minutes)

ALL DAY by Ian Cury
(2013, color/double system sound, 16mm interlocked triple projection, 10 minutes)

Adele Horne makes documentary, essayistic, and experimental films. Her work has screened internationally at venues such as the Rotterdam Film Festival, Images Festival, Museum of Modern Art, Ann Arbor Film Festival, and the Flaherty Seminar. Her film The Tailenders was broadcast nationally on P.O.V. and won the “Truer than Fiction” prize in Film Independent’s Spirit Awards. She is a faculty member at California Institute of the Arts.

http://www.adelehorne.net/

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Filed under: documentary, experimental, feminism, Uncategorized, video

VESSEL

RUN OF LIFE Experimental
Documentary Series Sidebar
Post Screening Discussion
with Jeanne Galatzer-Levy of the JANE Collective

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Friday, January 9th at 7:00 pm, $10

The Nightingale is delighted to present the Chicago premiere of the new documentary VESSEL. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts sails a ship around the world, providing abortions at sea for women with no legal alternative. Her idea begins as flawed spectacle, faced with governmental, religious, and military blockade. But with each roadblock comes a more refined mission, until Rebecca realizes she can use new technologies to bypass law – and train women to give themselves abortions using WHO-researched protocols with pills.
From there we witness her create an underground network of emboldened, informed activists who trust women to handle abortion themselves. Vessel is Rebecca’s story: one of a woman who hears and answers a calling, and transforms a wildly improbable idea into a global movement.

http://vesselthefilm.com/

Program Details:
Dir. Diana Whitten // 88:00 // USA // 2014 // HD Video

Preceeded by a reading from
JANE: Documents From Chicago’s Clandestine Abortion Service 1968-1973

Post Screening Discussion with Jeanne Galatzer-Levy of  the JANE Collective

The first 40 ticket holders will receive a free copy of JANE: purchased from Microcosm Publishing in Portland, OR.
http://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/zines/2071/

Diana Whitten (director/producer) has a decade of professional film/TV direction, production and design experience. She founded Sovereignty Productions in 2008, following a Fulbright Fellowship to Indonesia, and was the Director of Communications at Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Vessel, her first feature film, premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and won the Audience Award in the Documentary Competition, as well as a Special Jury Award for Political Courage.  Awards include the inaugural Peter Wintonick Award from Sheffield DocFest, an Honorable mention for the Moving Mountains Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride, and the Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award.

Jeanne Galatzer-Levy was a member of the JANE Collective. These days she is associate director in the UIC News Bureau, handling media relations for the biomedical and natural sciences. Her previous experience includes media relations for the American Medical Association, the University of Chicago and the Alzheimer’s Association. Her freelance experience includes articles on health topics in the Chicago Tribune, Tribune Magazine and Loyola Medicine. She has a master’s degree in biochemistry from UIC, an undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in science journalism from Columbia College.

RUN OF LIFE is a co-curated experimental documentary and expanded media series to be held at Constellation beginning September 22nd, 2014 and running every third Monday for nine months through May 2015. This new series pairs a recent feature experimental documentarywith a short nonfiction work in any number of mediums – performance, video short, interactive presentation, audio doc, etc. At each event, a post screening Q&A will be moderated by either a local expert engaged in the movie’s subject matter or an artist involved in the making of the work. RUN OF LIFE seeks to create a space for audiences in Chicago to explore and converse about this important and often under-recognized form of media making. We aim to investigate experimental tactics within representations of reality; the empathetic connection that is built through sensory experience rather than factual arguments; and aesthetic shifts in documentary that come with the breakdown of the fourth wall.

Co-curated by Beckie Stocchetti & Christy LeMaster
Programming Board: Robin Amer, Jillian Hansen-Lewis, Sally Lawton, & Jenny Miller



Filed under: documentary, international, queer, surveillance, Uncategorized, video

PERMANENT VACATION

Beguiled Cinema presents
PERMANENT VACATION by Jim Jarmusch

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Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 pm, $7-10

Jim Jarmusch started making Permanent Vacation during his senior year at NYU; it was intended to be his thesis short. During production, however, Jarmusch dropped out of school and decided to expand the film into a feature—thus beginning one of the great filmographies in American independent cinema. The movie trades in subjects that appear in all of Jarmusch’s features, among them wasting time, urban life, industrial decay, and the legacy of classic art. Protagonist Aloysius Parker is “the prototype for many of Jarmusch’s subsequent loner heroes,” write the programmers at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, “he loafs aimlessly around his scuzzy apartment and crumbling New York streets reading French poetry, flirting with cute girls at Nicholas Ray screenings, stealing cars and obsessing over his half-punk, half-dandy image. For all its youthful self-seriousness (or maybe in part because of it), Permanent Vacation is a touching vision of what it was like to be head over heels with art, love, and oneself in late-1970s New York.”

Also screening is The High Sign, which Jarmusch included in a shorts program he curated for the Cinematexas International Short Film & Video Festival in 2000. Starring and co-directed by Buster Keaton (one of Jarmusch’s favorite filmmakers), this finds the Great Stone Face getting into trouble after he’s mistaken for a sharp-shooter. Might this have been an influence on Dead Man?

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Filed under: 16mm, narrative

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