8pm: The Lost Marionettes (50 min) ~ Sneak Preview screening of the new documentary chronicling the discovery of a national art treasure in a vacant Chicago building and the ensuing rescue mission that hit the front page of the Sun-Times and made a national news story out a fallen Geppetto. Produced by The Underground Multiplex
Marionette maker Ralph Kipniss IN PERSON along with members of The Lost Marionettes production team discuss the success and turmoil of the advocacy campaign to rescue the largest collection of privately-created marionettes in North America!
9:30pm: Sci Fi Sol (46 min) ~ The Underground Multiplex presents a rock opera evoking the best of Michel Gondry and Ken Russell's opus Tommy: The Movie that is sure to gain the modern Midnight cult status of Repo! The Genetic Opera. Emily, a lonely designer, finds herself in the middle of a fantastic and dangerous adventure when her most recent creation, the super hero rock star Melody Nife, comes to life. As Melody Nife's power increases, Emily realizes that he is actually a slave of the evil Brain Computer that is hypnotizing the world with music! Now Emily must save the world and rescue Melody Nife from the sinister clutches of The Nifers, a team of video game superheroes of Emily's own design. Music by Melody Nife. Written & Produced by Dave Asher and Joseph R. Lewis
All screenings feature: Specialty Brews and light eats, Xclusive give-aways and raffles, & TUGM's Wagon of Wonders showcasing relics and artifacts from far away worlds where magic still exists.
Fridays, January 10, 17, 24, 31 // Show starts at 8pm // Chicago Filmmakers' Screening Space - 5243 N. Clark St. in Andersonville // $8 suggested donation at the door.
Friday Night VOLUME: We continue to celebrate films created and produced in Chicago with this new Friday night series! These films screen 4 consecutive Fridays each month, and include Q&A’s, live musical performances, art installations, and more. Guest curated by Jake Weisman of The Capra Movie House.