Chicago 8: A Small Gauge Film Festival

Directed by: Various

Oct
21
5243 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago

The Chicago 8: Small Guage Film Festival continues with 3 shows at Chicago Filmmakers. A group show of nationally recognized artists kicks off at 6:30pm, a solo show by San Francisco filmmaker Janis Crystal Lipzin at 8pm, and another group show to celebrate the spirit of the late George Kuchar at 9:30pm.

Visit the festival website at www.chicago8fest.org.

Saturday Overview:

6:30 PM - A TOWN CALLED TEMPEST

8 PM - JANIS CRYSTAL LIPZIN- SMALL GAUGE WORKS
Janis Crystal Lipzin in Person!

9:30 PM - HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED

Details below. 

 

6:30 PM - A TOWN CALLED TEMPEST
Janis Crystal Lipzin in Person!

Brian Frye - Earth vs The Giant Spider vs The Witches (1996)
Steve Polta - Summer Rain for LMC-side B (2011)
Rob Todd - Castle (2011) pictured right
Chuck Kleinhans - Stopping by the Toll Road (1981)
Pablo Valencia - Films I (2011) pictured top
Chris Kennedy - Schuh Schnell Service (2009-11)
Janis Crystal Lipzin - Cracks Between the Stones (2004)
Alex Rogalski - Land of Living Skies (2006)
Tara Nelson - Snow (2010)
Tony Gault - Tabernacle (1998)
Alex Rogalski - Meditor (2008)
Brian Frye - Ladies Day (1997)
TRT: 69 min

 

 

8 PM - JANIS CRYSTAL LIPZIN- SMALL GAUGE WORKS
Janis Crystal Lipzin in Person!

Right Eye/Left (1984)
Trepanations (1983)
Seasonal Forces Part 1 & Part 2 (1996)
De Luce 1: Vegetare (2009) pictured right
TRT: 71 min.

About Janis Crystal-Lipzin: 

"San Francisco–based Lipzin has been one of Super 8’s most passionate American advocates for more than twenty-five years. Active as critic, curator, and teacher (she was instrumental in founding and producing, Small Windows, the San Francisco Art Institute 8mm Film Festivals), Lipzin’s own films combine a sharp eye for cultural observation and social critique as revealed through the personalizing small-gauge camera." —Steve Anker, Dean, CalArts Department of Film/Video

According to Grahame Weinbren, editor of Millennium Film Journal “Lipzin has had an unmatched impact on the art of film through her generations of teaching and her hundreds of students.” She taught Film and Interdisciplinary Studies at the renowned San Francisco Art Institute from 1978 to 2009 where she served as Chair of the prominent Film Department, and before that, directed the influential Film/Photo Program at Antioch College. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University in Painting and Photography. She also studied painting at New York University and received her MFA in Film from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Lipzin’s films and photo work have been featured in numerous museum shows including the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the New Museum of Contemporary Art (NY), the Institute of Contemporary Art in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, the Neuberger Museum at SUNY Purchase, and the Kunstmuseum in Berne, Switzerland. Her many awards include three Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her films and videos are distributed internationally and her recent digital film, De Luce 1: Vegetare (pictured) has been shown in 22 venues in eight countries including at the Edinburgh Film Festival, Videoex in Zurich, the San Francisco Film Festival, Black Maria Film/Video Festival, Antimatter in Victoria, Canada; KLEX in Kuala Lumpur, the Havana Film Festival, and the Kauna Biennial in Lithuania.
TRT: 71 min

 

9:30 PM - HOLD ME WHILE I'M NAKED
Rick Bahto in Person!

Pixie Cram - The Bathers (2009)
Tsen-Chu Hsu - Reflect (2010)
Rick Bahto - The Bellouin Sequence (2008) pictured right
Rick Bahto - Variations (2004)
Rob Todd - Spring (2010)
Chuck Kleinhans - Fred Barney Taylor (1980)
Brian Frye - Interventions (1996)
Ken Paul Rosenthal - I My Bike (2002)
Robbie Land - Precipice (2010)
Julie Murray - Legend of Parts (1990)
TRT: 53 min