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Derek Jarman's JUBILEE

Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 8:00pm

Location: Chicago Filmmakers


Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 6:30pm

Location: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall - 623 South Wabash Avenue


Introduced By Queer Cinema Scholar Rebecca Lavoie


When Queen Elisabeth I summons occultist John Dee to show her the future, Ariel, a spandex wearing angel with a shining crotch, takes them on a time-travelling journey, 400 years later, where the British Empire, along with any political system, has seemingly failed. Wandering in a decaying London, they meet three angry and bored punk girls and their friends only to witness a world of alternative queer desires, public sex, disillusion and occasional murder. Jubilee has been said to be the most important British film of the late ’70s - it is the first and, to many, the best punk movie ever. (1978, 106 min., video)






Voqal and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce a call for proposals for the fourth round of funding through the Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (CDMPF). Applications may be submitted online starting on February 24, 2015 at the CDMPF Application Site. The application deadline is March 31, 2015. Winning projects will be announced in late May.

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Summer Camp Registration

Available Now!

Moviemaking Summer Camp for Youth; Ages 10-13; Session 1

Weekdays 10AM – 3PM / $450

Session 1: June 29 - July 10, 2015

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Advanced Moviemaking Summer Camp; Ages 13-17; Session 1

Weekdays 10AM - 3PM / $475

Session 1: July 13 - 24, 2015

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Moviemaking Summer Camp for Youth; Ages 10-13; Session 2

Weekdays 10AM – 3PM // $450

Session 2: July 27 - August 7, 2015

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Advanced Moviemaking Summer Camp; Ages 13-17; Session 2

Ages 13 - 17 // Weekdays 10AM - 3PM // $475

Session 2: August 10 - 21, 2015

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Call for Entries!

12th Annual Dyke Delicious

May Shorts!

Dyke Delicious and Chicago Filmmakers are now accepting entries for our lesbian-themed short films program! Films should have a maximum length of 20 minutes. All genres are welcome.

Now in our 12th season, we find stories that entertain a diverse community of women and feminists, straight friends and family from outright hilarious comedies to heartfelt and warming dramas.

Deadline is April 1, 2015.

Accepted formats include Blu-ray, DVD, digital file, or online password protected link. Send preview copies to coop@chicagofilmmakers.org or mail to Chicago Filmmakers, c/o May Shorts, 5243 N Clark St Chicago, IL 60640. Please include logline and short synopsis, running time, and the screening history of the film to date.





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Upcoming Shows

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 6:30pm
Sat, 04/04/2015 - 8:00pm
Wed, 04/08/2015 - 6:30pm
Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:00pm
Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:00pm
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 6:30pm