Found Footage Work-Out Video Mixtape


Tuesday, September 1, 7 pm, Free
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

The Nightingale will host an open group work-out, led by a revolving mix of VHS-era hosts on the big screen. Jane will be there. Richard will be there. Billy & Marshall Fitness will be there. Events are free and open to anyone. Workout will be light to moderate and last an hour.

Areas of Interest:
***Being joyfully physical in a sedentary world ***
***Seeing your friends sweat and admiring their power***
***Swimming for a short time in the optimistic tone of SD era motivational workouts***
***Sharing practical ideas of how to manage being healthy & happy and balancing creative work/life demands***
***The endless appeal of self-improvement***

Filed under: archival, experimental, feminism, found footage, Free Screening!, performance, Uncategorized, video


New Experimental Documentary
by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
Director in attendance with coffee and donuts


Friday, November 21st at 7:00 pm, $7-10

PUBLIC HEARING by James N. Kienitz Wilkins
110 minutes / 16mm-to-HD, B&W / 2013
Donuts and coffee will be served.

Preceeded by
CA-PAN (Convergence Art Public Affairs Network) by Chaz Evans
30 minutes / HD / 2014


PUBLIC HEARING re-performs a rural American town meeting from a transcript downloaded as publicly available information. Shot entirely in cinematic close-up on black-and-white 16mm film, a cast of actors and non-actors read between the lines in an ironic debate over the
replacement of an existing Wal-Mart with a super Wal-Mart.

PUBLIC HEARING is the first feature documentary film by James N. Kienitz Wilkins, filmed in one room with an ensemble cast of professional actors, sculptors, filmmakers, musicians and businessmen. The subject of the hearing is the environmental impact of an existing Wal-Mart expanding to become a super Wal-Mart. The source material and screenplay is direct text from a publicly released transcript downloaded from the town website of Allegany, New York. The text was preserved in chronological order with no additions, only redactions due to budget: a loss of the most redundant of the redundant. As a film meant to be watched rather than a purely structuralist exercise, this limiting technique reflects the reality of the public hearing itself, which forced comments for which there was no time to be submitted in writing.


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

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