Daviel Shy and THE LADIES ALMANACK
Fall Screening: Exclusive Rough Cut
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm, $15
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
The Nightingale is delighted to introduce FOLLOW FOCUS- a new process-oriented screening series that rallies audiences and resources behind a moving-image maker as they complete a feature project. Designed to expand viewership into the production stage, FOLLOW FOCUS invites audiences to observe a director’s process, collaborations, and inspiration.
Our inaugural featured project is THE LADIES ALMANACK written and directed by Chicago-based ﬁlmmaker, Daviel Shy and produced by NYC-based artist, Stephanie Acosta.
THE LADIES ALMANACK is a feature- length experimental narrative ﬁlm shot on Super 8 and based on the novel of the same title by Djuna Barnes. The ﬁlm is a kaleidoscopic tribute to women’s writing through the friendships, jealousies, ﬂirtations and publishing woes of authors and artists in 1920’s Paris. The Nightingale has hosted 3 screenings over the course of the past year, each one in a different season and highlighting a different element of the process ending with this fourth and ﬁnal screening, a rough cut of the nearly-completed feature.
With each installment of Follow Focus, the production of a commissioned art object raises funds for the ﬁlm. Admission price at each of the four screenings includes part of a limited edition, risograph-printed Ladies Almanack Tarot Deck designed and illustrated by Jess LeMaster. Attend all four screenings for a complete 24-card set. Reception with artists to follow the screening.
To support the THE LADIES ALMANACK right away, check out the movie’s website.
Filed under: experimental, feminism, film, international, queer, Super 8mm, Uncategorized, video