Web series produced and developed by
Open TV and Full Spectrum Features
Thursday, September 6 at 7:30 PM, $7-10
Jo, a white trans woman craving an increasingly elusive intimacy, Carter, a queer Black man at odds with his conservative upbringing, and Emerie, a Latina trans woman stuck in an incompatible relationship, all converge from different parts of Chicago for a magical New Year’s Eve night. As hangovers fade, and the three friends face awkward hook-ups, nervous dates, and the unlikely pursuit of lasting love, at least they have each other. Told in small, quotidian moments—by turns private, public, quietly tragic, and painfully hilarious—the T tells realer-to-life stories about the LGBTQ community than are too often portrayed in mainstream media.
Writers/Directors: Bea Cordelia & Daniel Kyri
Producers: Bea Cordelia, Daniel Kyri, and Eugene Sun Park
Associate Producer: Quinn Nicholson
Genre: Web series
Total Runtime: 44 minutes
BEA CORDELIA is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, performance artist, producer, educator and activist whose work elevates and reimagines the narratives of transgender people. Her solo show Chasing Blue was featured in Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut performance series and in The Brick’s inaugural Trans Theatre Festival in Brooklyn. In 2016 she developed her first multimedia installation The Cosmic Body in a University of Chicago Performance Lab residency and was named a Luminarts Cultural Foundation Creative Writing Fellow. In 2015 she self-published her first chapbook of poetry, 28.06 // Dear Sylvia, recounting the history and impact of the Stonewall riots.
DANIEL KYRI is a Jeff Award-nominated actor, filmmaker, writer, singer, and curator. He is featured in Stephen Cone’s award-winning film Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, now streaming on Netflix, and has starred in productions at Lookingglass, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare and Goodman Theatres, and was most recently seen in Robert O’Hara’s production of Macbeth at Denver Center for Performing Arts. He is also a founder and former curator of the Dojo Collective—a recent recipient of the 2017 Meow Wolf DIY funding grant—partnering with local artists to produce POC, femme, and LGBTQ-centered interdisciplinary events and performances.
Filed under: social justice
, web series
A Quarterly Film Series
Animation Shorts Screening – Summer 2018
Artists in attendance!
Lilli Carre, Tap Water, 2017, 4:30 min.
Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM, $7-10
Channels: A Quarterly Film Series presents avant-garde, experimental, expanded cinema, performance, experimental narrative, documentary, and video and new media art to Chicago.
The Summer 2018 screening presents recent animation shorts by an all-female group of filmmakers.
Lauren Gregory, Girl Fight, 2014, 6:09 min.
Lilli Carre, Tap Water, 2017, 4:30 min.
Kaitlin Martin, Cowboy Castle, 2018, 5:52 min.
Kelly Sears, In the Vicinity, 2016, 6:24 min.
Janie Geiser, Look and Learn, 2017, 11:00 min.
Ali Aschman, Unnatural Growth, 2017, 4:14 min.
Nora Rodriguez, Knot, 2016, 1:12 min.
Martha Colburn, Western Wild…or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand, 2017, 9:00 min.
Laura Harrison, Little Red Giant, The Monster That I Was, 2016, 13:51 min.
Leslie Supnet, The Peak Experience, 2018, 8:05 min.
Annapurna Kumar, Mountain Castle, Mountain Flower Plastic, 2017, 3:08 min.
Kelly Gallagher, Más Peligrosa Que Mil Rebeldes / More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters, 2017, 6:19 min.
Caitlin Craggs, Are you tired of forever?, 2017, 6:06 min.
TRT: 80 min.
Curated by Erin Nixon & Josh Mabe
Filed under: animation
, artist in attendance
New Documentary by Lisa Truttman
Friday, August 10 at 8 PM, $7-10
The point of departure for Lisa Truttmann’s feature film Tarpaulins was a colorful disturbance on the cityscape of Los Angeles: a home in the distance festooned with a giant striped tarp. These are termite fumigation tents. The filmmaker follows their story on a two-year long investigation as she hunts down the tents, the homes, the termites inside and their traces. As the film goes on, the termites soon become our allies, guiding us through Los Angeles’ neighborhoods on their own terms. Questions of life and death, profit and loss, home and un-home, macrocosm and microcosm are brought to the fore in pursuit of the city’s tiniest inhabitants and their exterminators. The tents become temporary sculptures, beasts heaving in the wind, skeletons dressed and stripped by workers we see. Wooden structures, soon to be homes, become eroded landscapes after an attack. And there, underneath the colorful mantle and its function, Truttmann elicits revelations of the uncanny.
In a constant dialogue we hear the voices of workers, exterminators, entomologists, chemists, city planners, fellow travellers and literary authors. Contemplation is thrown into a zig-zag while an alter ego questions its own ideas and their making. Little by little the visual, political, social and economic relations of humans and nature unfold, anchored in a personal itinerary that is the framework for everything else to follow. As an essay film, Tarpaulins is a subjective view on a place and a circuitous conversation, embracing “unkempt activity”, restless labor, meandering thoughts and obsessive wanderings.
Austria/USA, 2017, 78 min.
Companions: Nora Sweeney, Behrouz Rae, Sonja Bertucci, Andy Rector, Ben Neufeld, a.o.
Supported by: BKA, Land Niederösterreich, Stadt Wien, CalArts
Filed under: artist in attendance