Screening of ‘MARIAM’ and conversation with film’s Director Faiza Ambah

April 15, 2016 at The University of Chicago Institute of Politics in Chicago.

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Join the Institute of Politics for a screening of the award-winning documentary MARIAM followed by a conversation with director Faiza Ambah.

MARIAM is a rare portrait of the coming of age of a Muslim teenage girl in France. In 2004, France passed a law that banned religious symbols from public schools and Mariam is forced to choose between going to school and following her beliefs.

Following the screening, Director Faiza Ambah will engage with students for a conversation about the film and the issues raised.

Faiza Ambah is a Saudi filmmaker with a background in journalism. She was Gulf Correspondent for The Washington Post before leaving in 2009 to focus on filmmaking. Her scripts have been supported by the Sundance Institute through the Rawi Screenwriters’ Lab in Jordan, the Dubai International Film Festival, and the Doha Film Institute. She was a jury member at the Gulf Film Festival in Dubai in 2013 and organized a festival of Gulf films at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, France the same year. She produced and directed the medium-length narrative film, MARIAM, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2015 Dubai International Film Festival. Ambah has a feature-film writing certificate from UCLA extension and has taken directing courses at the Cinematic Arts School at the University of Southern California and the New York Film Academy.

Refreshments will be served.

Address: 5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago
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Works-In-Progress: Stephan Moore

April 27, 2016 at High Concept Labs in Chicago.

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Thursday, April 27
7 PM / $5 Suggested Donation
High Concept Labs at Mana Contemporary Chicago*
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL

‘Performer Standing with Curtain’ is the latest collaborative project by sound artist and interaction designer (and Spring Sponsored Artist) Stephan Moore. On Wednesday, April 27, explore the current state of this interactive installation by the group a canary torsi and participate in its growth by sharing your feedback with the creators. Get an exclusive in-process look at this important new work and have a hand in its continued development.

In the durational experience of ‘Performer Standing with Curtain’, an audience member engages in a duet with a projected image of a performer in a unique iteration of the recorded performance. Together, they create a mirrored connection that is intimate, transformative, and meaningful. No experience of the piece is the same. ‘Performer Standing with Curtain’ is the latest project by choreographer Yanira Castro, installation artist Kathy Couch, interaction designer Stephan Moore, and filmmaker Julie Wyman.

For more information about this project, visit acanarytorsi.com

*HCL is located in Mana Contemporary Chicago; enter the building through the glass doors on the east side of the building. Ample and free parking is available. For wheelchair accessibility, please email info@highconceptlabs.org or call (312) 850-0555 to make arrangements.

HIGH CONCEPT LABS
High Concept Labs (HCL) is a Chicago-born not-for-profit arts service organization and cultural platform dedicated to supporting working artists and engaging the Chicago community with arts. Partnering with artists at every step of the creative process, HCL offers high-quality custom support services through its Sponsored Artist Program and Institutional Incubation Program. HCL also curates and hosts Cultural Conversations, presents special community events, and facilitates educational arts partnerships. With a vibrant cycle of programs and process-support, High Concept Labs grows community alongside culture and fosters new audiences for the arts. highconceptlabs.org

HCL is supported in part by the generosity of MANA Contemporary Chicago, the Chicago Community Trust, the MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Norwottock Charitable Trust, The Samuel J. Baskin Charitable Trust, The Cliff Dwellers Arts Foundation, and individual donors.

Address: 2233 S Throop St, Chicago
Works-In-Progress: Stephan Moore

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Brown Bag Lecture Series: Wacom TX

April 20, 2016 at Columbia College Chicago Design Department in Chicago.

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Brown Bag Lecture Series
Wednesdays
12:15-1pm
623 S. Wabash, Room 804 A

This week’s Brown Bag Lecture is by Wacom TX: Chris Kerr, Director of Facilities, and Jay Meyers, Filmmaker.

The Brown Bag lecture series consists of informal talks by students, staff, and faculty in the Art & Art History and Design Departments regarding their professional and creative practices.

Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch. All are welcome!

Address: 623 S Wabash Ave, Chicago
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CIMMfest: Peter Murphy “Stripped”

April 14, 2016 at Thalia Hall in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)
& Thalia Hall Presents:

Peter Murphy Stripped

CIMMfest is proud to present English singer and musician Peter Murphy in a special performance at Thalia Hall. As the lead vocalist of the post-punk quartet Bauhaus, Murphy helped pioneer the gloomy, romantic sounds of the burgeoning gothic rock style of music. Bauhaus released four studio albums before disbanding in 1983. Murphy went on to lead a prolific solo career blending avant-garde, punk, industrial, electronic, Middle Eastern-influenced mysticism (he has resided in Istanbul since 1992), and a distinctive, darkened pop. Over the years, he attracted both mainstream and underground listeners while maintaining his legacy as a cult figure in the goth community. In 2014, Murphy unleashed his tenth studio album, Lion, produced by Killing Joke bassist Martin Glover, a.k.a. Youth, whose production credits also include Paul McCartney and The Verve. The record features Murphy’s most operatic vocalizations to date, layered over a diverse collection of dance-punk, cinematic rock, and electrified ballads.

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

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Peter Murphy / CIMMfest Pass includes General Admission to Peter Murphy show above, PLUS: 5 days of over 200+ CIMMfest events throughout Chicago – Access on a first come first served basis. / Reserved Seats to 5 events (email sent when full lineup set March 1st) / Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

Address: 1807 S Allport St, Chicago
CIMMfest: Peter Murphy "Stripped"

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CIMMfest: Lisa Loeb

April 17, 2016 at Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest), Old Town School of Folk Music & PicklesPlayground.com Radio present:

Lisa Loeb

Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb was launched into the limelight in 1994 with her platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. Since then, she has enjoyed a successful career encompassing music, film, television, voice-over work, and children’s recordings. She will be performing two shows during CIMMfest on Sunday, April 17th, co-produced by PicklesPlayroom.com Radio and the Old Town School of Folk Music: an 11am Kid’s Concert featuring her children’s recordings and a 7pm Evening Concert for her “grown up” fans. Both shows are all ages.

Chris Corsale, a Chicago-based singer/songwriter, Old Town School opens the 7pm evening performance. www.chriscorsale.com

Pickle’s Playroom & Salon is a multi-service children’s facility in Chicago that recently launched its very own digital family radio station, PicklesPlayroom.com Radio, which is played in-store and can also be accessed worldwide. The station features music for every generation, and serves as a platform for local and national “kindie” musicians. Listen now at www.picklesplayroom.com!

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

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Lisa Loeb / CIMMfest Pass includes General Admission to Lisa Loeb show above, PLUS: 5 days of 200+ events throughout Chicago – Access on a first come first served basis. / Reserved Seats to 5 events (email sent when full lineup set March 1st) / Premiere Films, Filmmaker & Artist Q&A’s, Live Concerts & Scores, Music Showcases, Parties / CIMMcon Industry Conference, Industry Panels, Workshops, Mixers and more!

Address: 4544 N Lincoln, 4545 N Lincoln and 909 W Armitage, Chicago
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CIMMfest: Guitarama – Blues Around the World

April 16, 2016 at Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)
& Rosa’s Lounge Presents:

Guitarama Blues Around the World

Rosa’s Lounge
Show: 9:30PM | Ages: 21+
Tickets: $15 (Purchase here: http://goo.gl/2kV0Jy)

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: 3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
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CIMMfest: Playing Lecuona at the Society for Arts

April 17, 2016 at Society for Arts in Chicago.

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CIMMfest Presents

PLAYING LECUONA
Directed by: Pavel Giroud / Juan Manuel Villar Betancort
Feature Documentary (SPAIN)
114 Minutes
View Trailer:http://bit.ly/1RUodRX

Playing with:
SOY CUBANA
Dir. Jeremy Ungar / Ivaylo Getov (CUBA)
16 Minutes

A fabulous excursion into Latin jazz with all-star pianists Michel Camilo, Chucho Valdes, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba narrating the story and playing the music of the renowned, revered Cuban composer and pianist Ernesto Lecuona. Singers Ana Belen and Omara Portuondo, and flamenco guitarist Raimundo Amador are also featured in this loving performance-based tribute to the godfather of Cuban music.

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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

Address: 1112 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
CIMMfest: Playing Lecuona at the Society for Arts

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CIMMFest: Sigur Ros: Heima

April 16, 2016 at Lincoln Hall in Chicago.

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CIMMfest Presents

Sigur Ros: Heima
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Feature Documentary (Iceland)
97 Minutes
View Trailer: http://bit.ly/1MIxw9j

Synopsis:

Returning to Iceland after a world tour in 2006, Sigur Rós did a series of what would now be called pop-up shows, playing for free at village halls, in open fields, at an abandoned fishery, and an environmental protest camp. That unusual jaunt yielded a tour film unlike any other. Heima juxtaposes Sigur Rós’ soaring, otherworldly sound with Iceland’s soaring, otherworldly landscape to create a visually stunning record of the band, and its sonic palette of serene contemplation and ecstatic release, as very much a product of its homeland’s wild vistas and close-knit culture.

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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

Address: 2424 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago
CIMMFest: Sigur Ros: Heima

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CIMMfest: Honeyboy Edwards Tribute

April 17, 2016 at Rosa’s Lounge in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest), Rosa’s Lounge & Orman Music Presents:

Honeyboy Edwards Tribute

Rosa’s Lounge
Show: 4:30PM | Ages: 21+
Tickets: $15 (Purchase here: http://goo.gl/LsGjll)

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: 3420 W Armitage Ave, Chicago
CIMMfest: Honeyboy Edwards Tribute

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CIMMfest: Aurora L’Orealis / Split Tongue / The Clowder

April 14, 2016 at Burlington Bar in Chicago.

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Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMFest)
& Burlington Presents:

Aurora L’Orealis / Split Tongue / The Clowder

Burlington
Show: 9:00PM | Ages: 21+
Tickets: $15 (Purchase here: http://goo.gl/JlQ98i)

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: 3425 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
CIMMfest: Aurora L

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