Conversation: Histories Remixed—Rachel Kushner and James Benning

April 28, 2016 at The Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago.

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April 28, 2016
6:00pm–7:00pm
Fullerton Hall

Novelist Rachel Kushner (The Flamethrowers) and filmmaker James Benning (North on Evers) discuss how their work aims to inhabit and reanimate political and cultural touchstones of the European and American avant-garde.

http://www.artic.edu/event/conversationhistoriesremixedrachelkushner-and-jamesbenning

Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
Conversation: Histories Remixed—Rachel Kushner and James Benning

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GlobeMed x Doc Films Earth Day Screening: TRASHED (~Food Provided~)

April 22, 2016 at Max Palevsky Cinema in Chicago.

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Earth Day TRASHED GlobeMed ✿ Doc Films ✿ Free Ice Cream Social ✿

TLDR; TRASHED Presented by GlobeMed in collaboration with Doc Films— this screening is free and open to the public. Food will be served. Prizes for first 20 attendees will be announced later

⊂ TIME AND DATE ⊃
Friday, April 22nd
4:30 – 6:30 PM

⊂ LOCATION ⊃
Doc Films
Max Palevsky Cinema
Ida Noyes Hall
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

⊂ FILM ⊃
In the docu-freature TRASHED, a Blenheim Films production, produced and directed by British filmmaker Candida Brady (Madam and the Dying Swan), Jeremy Irons investigates the extent and impact of waste—from global warming and polluted oceans, to the increasing burden on human health. Stunning scenes of beautiful landscapes overrun with trash highlight the harsh realities of our consumption.

TRASHED premiered at Cannes Film Festival in 2012 to overwhelmingly positive critical reviews.

http://www.trashedfilm.com

⊂ REVIEWS ⊃

“A vital documentary” LA Times

“That plastic bottle in your hand will feel as dangerous as a molotov cocktail” New York Times

Trashed was selected for Cannes where it had its premiere in 2012, since when it has been shown in over 40 countries and by hundreds of conscientious communities around the world. So far it has screened at over 46 film festivals, been nominated thirteen times and won 8 awards.

The film has been shown at the Houses of Parliament in London, The Welsh Assembly, Scottish Parliament, House of the Oireachtas, the National Assembly France, European Parliament in Brussels, the New York Mayor’s Office as well as countless NGO’s.

⊂ AWARDS ⊃
– Special Mention: International Documentary Award Cinemambient Festival 2013
– Winner: Special Documentary Award 30th International Enviornmental Film Festival 2013
– Winner: Grand Prix Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival 2013
– Award of Excellence: The LA Movie Awards 2013
– Winner: Best Editing LA Movie Awards 2013
– Winner: Audience Award = Movies that Matter MAUI FIlm Festival 2012
– Winner: ‘Palme Verte’ UK Green Film Festival 2013
– Winner: Specia Jury Prize Tokyo International Film Festival 2012

GlobeMed x Doc Films Earth Day Screening: TRASHED (~Food Provided~)

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Old-Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club + Director appearances!

April 29, 2016 at Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago.

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OLD-FASHIONED: THE STORY OF THE WISCONSIN SUPPER CLUB
Friday, April 29-Thursday, May 4
http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/oldfashioned

DIRECTOR APPEARANCES:
Director Holly De Ruyter will be present for audience discussion at all screenings. Moderating the discussions with De Ruyter on April 29 and May 2 will be Dave Hoekstra, former Chicago Sun-Times columnist-critic, current host of Nocturnal Journal on WGN-720AM and author of The Supper Club Book: A Celebration of a Midwest Tradition.

ABOU THE FILM:
Revel in a nostalgic look at a Midwestern institution where maraschino-garnished drinks, plentiful comfort food, and family atmosphere reign supreme. Chicago filmmaker Holly De Ruyter scours the hinterlands for an affectionate look at the still-thriving supper club. Present-day fans, owners, and connoisseurs voice their appreciation along with fears for the future in the face of corporate chain competition.

Showtimes, trailer, tickets & more: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/oldfashioned

Address: 164 N State St, Chicago
Old-Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club + Director appearances!

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The 6th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival

November 11, 2016 at The New 400 Theaters in Chicago.

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Chicago Comedy Film Festival is committed to bringing independent comedy to the screen. Our mission is to support comedy filmmaking as a vital and influential art form. Comedy allows us to explore subject matters in a way that no other genre can or will. We can say the things our audience wishes the world would say. Comedy is fearless in a fear based world.

In researching film festivals for her own feature comedies festival director Jessica Hardy found that there are limited options for comedy filmmakers. The festival circuit can be highly exclusive and favors experimental and dramatic films.

CCFF is continuously looking to build new relationships and find ways for filmmakers to expand on marketing their work. We are managed by Collab Studios of Los Angeles and work with their team on events, partnerships, filmmaker opportunities and original content.

We aim to make your festival experience as a filmmaker fun and memorable. Our volunteers and staff have years of experience in the Chicago arts and aim to honor your talents with a festival that promises to be for YOU. From goodie bags to after parties, CCFF is a festival that knows how to be VIP without being stuffy!

A after party or opening party will be held at The Second City’s Harold Ramis Film school. More information on that to come.

NEXT FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 6TH 2016

Check back often for more information as we get closer to the date!

Our Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/chicagocomedyfilm?sub_confirmation=1

Address: 6746 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
The 6th Annual Chicago Comedy Film Festival

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CIMMfest: ‘Grants for Filmmakers’ Panel – Hosted by Chicago Filmmakers

April 16, 2016 at The Radler in Chicago.

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http://cimmfest.org/cfm-grants-for-filmmakershosted-by-chicagofilmmakers/

Join us at The Radler for a conversation with representatives from three different film funding organizations:

Artemis Willis (Richard H Driehaus Foundation)
Sarah M. Rubin (Chicago Digital Media Production Fund)
Mark Hallett (Illinois Humanities Council)

We will be talking about where to find filmmaking grants and how to apply, trends in funding preferences, future deadlines for Chicago-area grants, common weaknesses and red flags in grant proposals, and more!

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MORE ABOUT OUR PANELISTS:

ARTEMIS WILLIS is a consultant for the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. She is an independent media artist, freelance programmer and curator, and former vice-president of the New York Film/Video Council. Her films and magic lantern performances have been presented at various museums, festivals, and conferences in the U.S. and abroad.

MARK HALLETT is the Program Manager of Grants and Partnerships at the Illinois Humanities Council. Prior to that, Mark was a Senior Program Office for the McCormick Foundation. His focus was the Journalism Program, and he worked on initiatives involving youth and community media, reporter training, and open government.

SARAH M. RUBIN is the Marketing and Fundraising Manager at Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ Int’l Film Festival. She is also the Grants Administrator for the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund, a program that awards $100,000 each year in cash grants to Chicago-area media artists whose web-based projects seek to create social change.

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CIMMfest is the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival taking place April 13-17, throughout Chicago and featuring over 200+ events of Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

For more info, full schedule & fest passes visit: cimmfest.org

Address: 2375 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
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CIMMfest: Facets Kids Program at Logan Theatre

April 16, 2016 at Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) in Chicago.

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CIMMfest presents:

Facets Kids Program

Join in a musical adventure of animated and live-action short films from around the world–sock puppet back-up singers serenading BB King; an unlikely group of buddies make a perfect Rumba rhythm section for a sleepy bandleader. From R&B, jazz, blues, tango to Scottish jigs and more–these films will have your toes tapping.

Ormie / Canada / 4min.

Big Box Singsong John / Canada / 1min.

Electric Car / USA / 4min.

Log Jam: KFG No. 5 / Hungary / 2min.

Peter Pix – The Violin / Denmark / 1min.

The Squeakiest Roar / England / 4min.

The Music Box / USA / 3min.

One Shoe Blues / USA / 5min.

Donald / Germany / 6min.

Hopfrog / Russia / 5min.

Mobile / Germany / 7min.

The Ant and the Grasshopper / USA / 8min.

Adventures of Pim and Pom: “Dance Party” / Netherlands / 5min.

Tintico’s Afternoons / Mexico / 9min.

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About CIMMfest:

CIMMfest is the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival taking place April 13-17, throughout Chicago and featuring over 200+ events of Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

For more info, full schedule & fest passes visit: cimmfest.org

UPGRADE to a CIMMfest Festival Pass to enjoy this show and over 200+ CIMMfest events, April 13-17.
Click here to upgrade: Info: bit.ly/1KHuhhp

CIMMfest Pass (Film & Music) – $79
CIMMfest Pass (Film, Music & Conference) – $99
CIMMfest VIP Pass – $149

CIMMfest: Facets Kids Program at Logan Theatre

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Notfilm with Ross Lipman

May 07, 2016 at Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts in Chicago.

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Five years before he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, Samuel Beckett made his sole trip to the United States to make his only film. Film, starring the aging comic genius Buster Keaton, was a fiercely ambitious project that Beckett judged “an interesting failure” and Keaton thought incomprehensible. Ross Lipman’s extensive kino-essay Notfilm digs into the heart of one of film history’s most curious artistic encounters. James Joyce, Sergei Eisenstein and other intellectual giants appear in the most unexpected places in the strange and surprisingly funny story of the film’s tumultuous creation. Lipman’s energetic, associative editing uses clips from Buñuel, Vertov, Vigo, and many more as he explores Beckett’s ideas and their genesis.

(Ross Lipman, USA, 2015, 128 min., DCP)

Ross Lipman is an independent filmmaker and archivist. Formerly Senior Film Restorationist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, his many restorations include Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles, and works by Charlie Chaplin, Shirley Clarke, and Kenneth Anger, among others. He has received Anthology Film Archives’ Preservation Honors and the National Society of Film Critics’ Heritage Award, and his essays on film history, technology, and aesthetics have been published in Artforum, Sight and Sound, and numerous academic books and journals. His films have screened internationally and been collected by museums and institutions including the Oberhausen Kurzfilm Archive, Budapest’s Balazs Bela Studios, The Academy Film Archive, and Anthology Film Archives.

Address: E 60th St & S Drexel Ave, Chicago
Notfilm with Ross Lipman

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In Lorton’s Darkroom Screening & Discussion

April 26, 2016 at 625 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago in Chicago.

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Please join Art Works Projects along with Restore Justice Illinois
and Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project for a special screening and discussion of the film In Lorton’s Darkroom, a presentation of the (In)Justice For All Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker along with experts in the fields of criminal justice reform and prison arts education.

In Lorton’s Darkroom, produced and directed by Karen Ruckman, tells the story of a group of men incarcerated at DC’s infamous Lorton Correctional Facility during the 1980’s who transform their prison experience, and themselves, while participating in a photography program.

FILM SCREENING:
Tuesday, April 26

Speakers will include:
Jobi Cates, Founder and President, Restore Justice IllinoisKaren Ruckman, Producer and Director, In Lorton’s Darkroom

Doors open: 6:25 PM
Screening begins: 6:45 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A: 7:30-8:15 PM

Let us know you are coming! rsvp@artworksprojects.org
All events are free and open to the public.

2015/2016 625 AT 6:25 programming is made possible by:
Howard R. Conant Jr. / Leah Missbach Day & FK Day / GCM Grosvenor / Urban Innovations

Address: North Kingsbury Street 625, Chicago
In Lorton

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CIMMfest: Chicago Afrobeat Project

April 16, 2016 at 1st Ward Events at Chop Shop in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)
& 1st Ward Events Presents:

Chicago Afrobeat Project

1st Ward Events at Chop Shop
Show: 10:00PM | Ages: 21+
Tickets: $15 (Purchase here: http://goo.gl/sed7A3)

Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest) is taking place April 13-17, throughout Chicago featuring over 200+ events of Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

For more info, full schedule & fest passes visit: cimmfest.org

UPGRADE to a CIMMfest Festival Pass to enjoy this show and over 200+ CIMMfest events, April 13-17.
Info: bit.ly/1KHuhhp
CIMMfest Pass (Film & Music) – $79
CIMMfest Pass (Film, Music & Conference) – $99
CIMMfest VIP Pass – $149
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Address: 2033 W North Ave, Chicago
CIMMfest: Chicago Afrobeat Project

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Chicago T7 Spring Break Program April 18-19

April 18, 2016 at St. Kateri Center of Chicago in Chicago.

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This year’s spring break program is a 2 day digital filmmaking workshop with award winning filmmaker Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw).

Participants will work in groups to create their own movie trailers, from concept to filming to editing. Parents can watch the final creations toward the end of the program.

Free and open to all T7 participants. Lunch and snacks (peanut and tree-nut free) will be provided.

Monday April 18 and Tuesday April 19
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Kateri Center of Chicago
3938 N Leavitt

Register now! Call T7 at 773-534-2735 or email Debra at dfyepa-pappa@cps.edu

Thanks to our co-sponsors St. Kateri Center of Chicago and UIC Native American Support Program

Address: 3938 N Leavitt St, Chicago
Chicago T7 Spring Break Program April 18-19

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