Screenings


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Programming: Beckie Stocchetti

 

 

Upcoming Screenings

 

  • Co-presented by the Buttercup Park Advisory Council
    Directed by Helen Hill, 53 min. DVD projection
    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Buttercup Park

     

    Filmmaker and animator Helen Hill created a charming and vibrant body of work before her untimely death at age 36 in 2007. She was, and continues to be, an inspiration to many people in the independent film world, who are drawn to her DIY approach to filmmaking, her passion for grassroots arts creation, and her strong beliefs in community and activism and how both can benefit from the arts. Fittingly, her films are about family, courtship, a beloved pet pig, filmmaking, community and place, and other subjects close to her heart. This program features ten of Hill’s acclaimed shorts made between 1990-2001 (one of which has been named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress) and featuring a wide variety of animation styles. Screening are: RAINDANCE (1990), VESSEL (1992), WORLD’S SMALLEST FAIR (1995), SCRATCH AND CROW (1995), TUNNEL OF LOVE (1996), YOUR NEW PIG IS DOWN THE ROAD (1999), FILM FOR ROSIE (2000), MOUSEHOLES (1999), MADAME WINGER MAKES A FILM: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY (2001), and BOHEMIAN TOWN (2001). (53 min. total, DVD Projection at Buttercup Park)

  • A Screening and Talk with Stefan Constantinescu and Olga Stefan
    Directed by Stefan Constantinescu, approx. 36 min plus discussion, Digital Projection
    Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

     

    Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to welcome Sweden-based Romanian filmmaker Stefan Constantinescu to present a selection of three short films from his in-progress feature work I Dreamt of You so Much That… The project, which takes its title from a 1936 poem by Robert Desnos, is a film that will ultimately be made up of seven shorts that together present one vision from different perspectives. It examines intimate moments in the lives of seven couples who question, challenge, and push the limits of their relationship, while blurring the lines between private and public spaces, often to potentially disturbing yet uncertain conclusions. The stories treat the violence and complexity of interaction between men and women, alienation, and the illusion of true connection with the other. Screening are TROLEIBUZUL 92 (Bus no. 92) (2009, 8 min.), FAMILY DINNER (2012, 14 min.), and 6 BIG FISH (2013, 14 min.), followed by a discussion with Constantinescu. (2009-13, approx. 36 min. total plus conversation with Olga Stefan, Digital Projection)

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    This event is made possible by contributions from ROCX, Itinerant Projects, and many generous individuals (for a complete list, please see program brochure and Itinerant Projects website.


     

  • A Screening and Talk by Stefan Constantinescu
    2008-14, approx. 90 minutes, Digital Projection
    Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall | 623 S. Wabash, room 109

     

    Chicago Filmmakers is pleased to welcome Sweden-based Romanian filmmaker Stefan Constantinescu to present a selection of three short films from his in-progress feature work I Dreamt of You so Much That… The project, which takes its title from a 1936 poem by Robert Desnos, is a film that will ultimately be made up of seven shorts that together present one vision from different perspectives. It examines intimate moments in the lives of seven couples who question, challenge, and push the limits of their relationship, while blurring the lines between private and public spaces, often to potentially disturbing yet uncertain conclusions. The stories treat the violence and complexity of interaction between men and women, alienation, and the illusion of true connection with the other. Screening are TROLEIBUZUL 92 (Bus no. 92) (2009, 8 min.), FAMILY DINNER (2012, 14 min.), and 6 BIG FISH (2013, 14 min.), followed by a discussion with Constantinescu. (2009-13, approx. 36 min. total plus discussion, Digital Projection)

     

  • Filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew in Person!
    Directed by Dundadah Batholomew, 60 minutes, Digital projection
    Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

     

    Based on the South Side, filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew has been creating his own independent narrative films since 2007. He has made a feature (Servin’ da Streetz), a Web series (Technical Support), and seven shorts, all of which demonstrate his passion for filmmaking and for bringing his stories to the screen. Tonight’s program features two recent shorts, including his newest. SAWBUCK (2012, 30 min., Digital Projection): Elley's world takes a turn for the worse when he loses his job and his last ten dollars. SHEEP HUNTERS (2014, 30 min., Digital Projection): Cody's recent efforts to end his insomnia lead him to be a witness to a slew of murders, but things get tricky when someone close to him becomes one of the hunted. Plus additional work TBD.

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  • Filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew in Person!
    60 minutes, Digital Projection
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall | 623 S. Wabash, room 109

     

    Based on the South Side, filmmaker Dundadah Bartholomew has been creating his own independent narrative films since 2007. He has made a feature (Servin’ da Streetz), a Web series (Technical Support), and seven shorts, all of which demonstrate his passion for filmmaking and for bringing his stories to the screen. Tonight’s program features two recent shorts, including his newest. SAWBUCK (2012, 30 min., Digital Projection): Elley's world takes a turn for the worse when he loses his job and his last ten dollars. SHEEP HUNTERS (2014, 30 min., Digital Projection): Cody's recent efforts to end his insomnia lead him to be a witness to a slew of murders, but things get tricky when someone close to him becomes one of the hunted. Plus additional work TBD.

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  • Chantal Akerman’s Riveting Documentary on Pina Bausch!
    1983, 57 minutes, Video Projection
    Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

     

    An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, ONE DAY PINA ASKED… is Chantal Akerman's look at the work of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. "This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch," a narrator announces at the outset, "it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love." Bausch, who died in 2009, was one of the most significant figures of modern dance, and the pioneer of a unique style drawn from the German theatrical dance tradition known as tanztheater. Her striking dances and elaborate stagings explored personal memory and the relationships between men and women, among other things, through a mixture of movement, monologue, and narrative elements that drew upon explosive, often painful emotions. Capturing the company's rehearsals and performances over a five-week European tour, Akerman takes us inside their process. She interviews members of the company, who Bausch chose not only for their talents, but for certain intangible personal qualities as well. Akerman also shows us excerpts from performances of Bausch dances, including Komm Tanz Mit Mir (Come Dance with Me) (1977), Nelken (Carnations) (1982), Walzer (1982), and 1980 (1980), all recorded with Akerman's singular visual touch. (1983, 57 min., Video Projection)

     

  • Chantal Akerman’s Riveting Documentary on Pina Bausch!
    57 minutes, Video Projection
    Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall | 623 S. Wabash, room 109

     

     

    An encounter between two of the most remarkable women artists of the 20th century, ONE DAY PINA ASKED… is Chantal Akerman's look at the work of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch and her Wuppertal, Germany-based dance company. "This film is more than a documentary on Pina Bausch," a narrator announces at the outset, "it is a journey through her world, through her unwavering quest for love." Bausch, who died in 2009, was one of the most significant figures of modern dance, and the pioneer of a unique style drawn from the German theatrical dance tradition known as tanztheater. Her striking dances and elaborate stagings explored personal memory and the relationships between men and women, among other things, through a mixture of movement, monologue, and narrative elements that drew upon explosive, often painful emotions. Capturing the company's rehearsals and performances over a five-week European tour, Akerman takes us inside their process. She interviews members of the company, who Bausch chose not only for their talents, but for certain intangible personal qualities as well. Akerman also shows us excerpts from performances of Bausch dances, including Komm Tanz Mit Mir (Come Dance with Me) (1977), Nelken (Carnations) (1982), Walzer (1982), and 1980 (1980), all recorded with Akerman's singular visual touch. (1983, 57 min., Video Projection)

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  • Co-Presented with the Chicago Cinema Society
    Directed by Roger Lay & Corey Landis, 98 min. Digital Projection
    Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Chicago Filmmakers

     

    Chances are, if you were a young fantasy nut growing up in the early ’80s, you had a collection of Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys piled high in your bedroom, you grooved to the animated Filmation cartoon series, and even waited in line for Cannon’s ill-fated movie version, starring a well-oiled Dolph Lundgren. TOY MASTERS goes behind the scenes and divulges in fascinating, hilarious, and revealing detail a decades-old rivalry and bitter clash over credit between several former Mattel employees, each of whom claim to be responsible for creating these beloved characters and product line. Childhood He-Man fans-turned-filmmakers Roger Lay, Jr. and Corey Landis set out to track down every single player in the development and production of the mega-selling toy line in order to get to the bottom of this story. Along the way, they interview the key creative personnel behind every version of those action figures and all other incarnations of Masters of the Universe including such genre luminaries as J. Michael Straczyski (Babylon 5), FX Oscar-winner Richard Edlund (Star Wars), movie concept artist William Stout (Conan the Barbarian), Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer, Masters of the Universe movie director Gary Goddard, the animated show’s key voice cast, and many others. TOY MASTERS reveals that the fight for the universe pales in comparison to the one waged for creative acknowledgment. (Directed by Roger Lay, Jr., 2012, 98 min., Digital Projection)

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  • Co-Presented with the Chicago Cinema Society
    Directed by Roger Lay & Corey Landis, 98 min. Digital Projection
    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 6:30pm
    Location: Columbia College Chicago - Hokin Hall // 623 S. Wabash, room 109

     

    Chances are, if you were a young fantasy nut growing up in the early ’80s, you had a collection of Mattel’s He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toys piled high in your bedroom, you grooved to the animated Filmation cartoon series, and even waited in line for Cannon’s ill-fated movie version, starring a well-oiled Dolph Lundgren. TOY MASTERS goes behind the scenes and divulges in fascinating, hilarious, and revealing detail a decades-old rivalry and bitter clash over credit between several former Mattel employees, each of whom claim to be responsible for creating these beloved characters and product line. Childhood He-Man fans-turned-filmmakers Roger Lay, Jr. and Corey Landis set out to track down every single player in the development and production of the mega-selling toy line in order to get to the bottom of this story. Along the way, they interview the key creative personnel behind every version of those action figures and all other incarnations of Masters of the Universe including such genre luminaries as J. Michael Straczyski (Babylon 5), FX Oscar-winner Richard Edlund (Star Wars), movie concept artist William Stout (Conan the Barbarian), Filmation co-founder Lou Scheimer, Masters of the Universe movie director Gary Goddard, the animated show’s key voice cast, and many others. TOY MASTERS reveals that the fight for the universe pales in comparison to the one waged for creative acknowledgment. (Directed by Roger Lay, Jr., 2012, 98 min., Digital Projection)

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  • Local Youth-Made Media!
    Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
    Location: Buttercup Park

     

    Located in the heart of Edgewater/Andersonville, Chicago Filmmakers has been running Digital Moviemaking Summer Camps for youth and teens (ages 10-18) for the past ten years, and tonight we are pleased to showcase a selection of some of the best work make during that time. Hundreds of young filmmakers have been through the program, making parodies, comedies, fractured fairytales, documentaries, and more. Join us for a fun evening that celebrates the creative spirit of these talented kids. Prior to the screening, starting at 6:30pm, we will have a station for kids to make a collaborative handmade “animated” 16mm film by drawing on clear leader. This group film will be screened at the end of the evening and then cut up for each kid in attendance to take a piece home.