Filmmaker and Northwestern professor Spencer Parsons is a native of Austin, TX based in Chicago. A veteran of the underground and indie film scene, he presents to us a collection of shorts that span his career, from Resolution, the start of his filmmaking life, to his most recent project, Bite Radius.
Robert Altman’s 1970 classic is a densely packed and visually wild movie about a young man who wants to fly, starring Bud Cort (Dogma, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) and a whole raft of Altman regulars
Chicago Filmmakers proudly distributes over 600 films on 16mm and 35mm. These aren't those films. These are the leftover film reels from long-shuttered local co-ops and long-forgotten classes. And plenty of random stuff that even we can't figure out. A lovely, goofy evening will be had by all. (90 min. approx., 16mm)
Screening at Comfort station: 2579 N Milwaukee Avenue.
May is the month for our popular shorts program with films and videos by and about lesbians! We promise to bring you a collection of thought-provoking and rib tickling stories for your entertainment. Presented by Chicago Filmmakers and Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival; and Co-Sponsored by Black Cat Productions. Chicago Premiere! Series curated by Sharon Zurek.
I’ve never been much of an Abstract Expressionist. Structural constraints move me, the way the sustained compression provokes explosive release. It’s just so much like life! COMING APART was one of the first films that ever made me feel like the characters were being choked by the film’s frame. It’s funny, but only in the saddest ways. And it’s harrowing. I feel embarrassed for everyone involved, but also profound empathy.
A real life science fiction movie exploring a world creeping right beneath our feet, where time and space are magnified and intelligence redefined. THE CREEPING GARDEN is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The slime mould is being used to explore biological-inspired design, emergence theory, unconventional computing and robot controllers, much of which borders on the world of science fiction.