The Nightingale turns 2!


April 4th, 2010

Hey Look! We are turning 2! After 2 revolutions around the sun and nearly 100 programs, we are still up and running…

To celebrate we are going to throw a hometown screening of the program we are touring the midwest with this spring. There will be food and cake and beer. And for those of you who still have not seen it, the program concludes with the 2010 Nightingale Trailer.

Chicago, IL claims as its own a plethora of hardworking film, video, and new-media artists. Since 2008, a rough and ready microcinema called The NIGHTINGALE has been presenting their work. To celebrate the second anniversary of the space, director, Christy LeMaster and her sister, print-maker Jessica LeMaster, are heading out on the roads of the quiet midwest with THE BROAD SHOULDERS TOUR, a showcase of recent Chicago-made work screened at The Nightingale since its opening. The works in The Broad Shoulders Tour represent a diversity of mediums and aesthetics but share a similar sensibility. This isn’t a city of artists looking to quit their day jobs. Chicago makers are teachers, builders, programmers, journalists,- workers. There is an economy, a beauty built out of utility, and an accessibility that Chicago breeds into its makers.

Featured artists in the program include Jon Cates, Warren Cockerham, Nick Edelberg, Lori Felker, Jason Halprin, Emily Kuehn, Kent Lambert, Jodie Mack, Jesse McLean, Nicholas O’Brien, Jon Satrom, Kate Raney, Michael Robinson, and Jerzy Rose.

Filed under: animation, BIRTHDAY PARTY, film, new media, video