Producer Dan Schoenbrun, in person
Sunday, October 22 at 6 PM, $7-10
The Nightingale is proud to present THE EYESLICER, an independent variety TV series co-created by Dan Schoenbrun and Vanessa McDonnell. The show is a smorgasbord of boundary-pushing short-form work from the festival circuit and beyond, featuring 50+ short film favorites and newly commissioned and created works, combined into hour-long, themed mix tape episodes.
To celebrate the release of the ten-episode, ten-hour first season, co-creator Dan Schoenbrun is touring the country this Fall with “The Eyeslicer Roadshow”, a one-night-only live event featuring robot Q&As, communal milk and cookies, and an episode presented in special ‘Smell-O-Vision’.
The Eyeslicer premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It has been hailed as “one of the craziest TV shows you’ll ever see” (Indiewire) and “an insane variety show puree” (Entertainment Weekly). The show features work by David Lowery, Amy Seimetz, the Zellner Brothers, Shaka King, Calvin Reeder, Lauren Wolkstein, Yen Tan, Harrison Atkins, Zia Anger, Frances Bodomo, Nathan Silver, Brian Lonano, Borscht, Celia Rowlson Hall, Patrick Bresnan + Ivete Lucas, Ornana, Leah Shore, Jennifer Reeder, and many, many more.
Program Details: The Eyeslicer
Directed by Various.
(2017. USA, 118 min.)
Critical Paranoia: The Aquarian Conspiracy
CUFF Kick-Off Screening and Fundraiser
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N. Milwaukee
Friday, May 20, 8 pm, $10
Everybody look children, what’s that sound? What if every song you’ve ever liked or listened to on the radio, every album you’ve ever bought downloaded or stole, was the product of an insidious military-industrial scenario intent upon cultivating a pop culture landscape capable of brainwashing the population of America and indeed the entire world lock step in line with an evil agenda deeper and broader than any reform, revolution, or the most repugnant anti-human movement? Did journalist Hunter S. Thompson infiltrate the notorious Bohemian Grove Club and subsequently seal his fate as an illuminati puppet following a deep legacy marriage between CIA shadow agencies the mass media and youth culture? How many Paul McCartney’s are there? Is it just a coincidence that almost all so-called rock and pop stars are products of high ranking military families? Who really wrote all of the Beatles songs and masterminded the counterculture and mainstream pop movements of the last 50 years? What’s the significance or importance of the number twenty-three and the true meaning of the Aquarian Conspiracy? Creeping paranoia runs deep; what is happening here? And who or what is exactly behind it?
Event starts at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00 PM. Be sure to come early, bring a co-conspirator and grab a seat. BYOB.
This Special Screening and Fundraising Party is $10 general admission, FREE for anyone who has a Festival Pass and FREE for members of IFP Chicago.
All proceeds support and maintain the Chicago Underground Film Festival and ensures that we will be returning for many years to come, continuing as the longest-running underground film festival in the world.
Prior to the screening there will be a raffle! Purchase a ticket, support programming and exhibition of defiantly independent films and perhaps win a prize!
Prizes include: Free tickets to The Vic Brew & View, CUFF Festival Passes, one of a kind posters by artist Mitch O’Connell, gift certificates and swag from Kuma’s Corner, La Isla Pilipina, Pat’s Pizza, the Logan Theatre, Artistic Home, and many more to come!
The Chicago Underground Film Festival proudly kicks off their 23rd year to present a special pre-fest screening of the third feature installment and world premiere of Ernest J. Ramon’s notorious and sinister Critical Paranoia series: Critical Paranoia: The Aquarian Conspiracy.
The evening will begin with a program of short films by the following CUFF staff members: