Friday, May 4th at 7:30 PM
Suggested donation $7-10
The Nightingale welcomes Nick Alonzo as he presents his new film
The Art of Sitting Quietly & Doing Nothing (2018)
Plot: The semi-autobiographical dramedy focuses on an impulsive young man named Carl (played by newcomer actor Alex Serrato), who begins to reflect on his past life in the city as he currently resides in the woods after being dumped by his long time girlfriend, Gloria (played by actress/filmmaker Alycya Magaña).
Director: Nick Alonzo
Cast: Alex Serrato, Alycya Magaña
Director’s Bio: Nick Alonzo is an independent, self-taught filmmaker based Chicago. In 2013, Nick directed, wrote and produced his first short film “Cut” a dark-comedy short about a man bleeding to death after accidentally cutting himself with a document file. The short – filmed on a $30 budget – was selected and screened at Columbia College for the 2013 CineYouth Film Festival.
In the summer of 2014, Nick made his first feature-length film, “Shitcago” a 65 minute black/white comedy shot entirely in the city of Chicago without any filming permits. Loosely based on personal events and people he met in his hometown in Chicago, the film follows a young loner as he wanders the city of Chicago and encounters many idiosyncratic characters. The film screened locally around the city of Chicago including at Pilsen Outpost, Comfort Film, and Transistor Chicago.
In 2017, Nick was one of the five filmmakers who participated in Destroy Your Art, a film collective where filmmakers were invited to create a short film, screen it to a live audience, and destroy it after the screening. The event was created by filmmaker Jack C. Newell and Rebecca Fons.
The event will start at 7:30pm with an introduction from the director. A Q&A session with the filmmakers and cast will follow.
Programmed by Raul Benitez.
Filed under: artist in attendance, autobiography