Jul
12
7:30 PM19:30

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 @ Nightingale Cinema

  • 1084 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)
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The filmmakers in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4 have screened their films at festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca, Sundance, Berlin, Vienna, Rotterdam, and Chicago International, and have won numerous awards. Their work spans many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction. The artists in our collection are diverse, prolific, genre-bending, and quintessentially Chicago.

Curated by:
Raul Benitez (Lead Programmer) - Comfort Film
Lori Felker - Filmmaker, Professor
Sarah Rubin - Reeling Film Festival
Anahita Ghazvinizadeh - "They", "Needle"

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May
15
5:30 PM17:30

Illinois Film Tour Presents: Minding The Gap

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Minding The Gap

A Film by Bing Liu:

Three young men bond together to escape volatile families in their Rust Belt hometown. As they face adult responsibilities, unexpected revelations threaten their decade-long friendship.

Galesburg Public Library, Free admission

Producer Diane Quon and special guests from the film will be in attendance.

A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Gabrielle Raley, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Knox College.

The Pilot Phase of Illinois Film Tour is a partnership between Full Spectrum Features and IFP chicago, supported by Illinois Humanities. Our goal with the Illinois Film Tour is to connect Illinois-based filmmakers with communities around the state who are supportive of independently produced media and who believe in its ability to spark conversation, collaboration and empathy for our fellow citizens.

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Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Screening: Proof of Loyalty + The Orange Story

PROOF OF LOYALTY: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii

While citizens of Japanese heritage on the U.S. mainland were being incarcerated in detention camps, relatively few among Hawaii’s 40% Japanese population were detained, and many volunteered for military service. Drafted before Pearl Harbor, Kazuo Yamane was singled out for intelligence work and made substantial contributions to the war effort at the Pentagon and in Europe under Eisenhower. (55 min.)

Preceded by THE ORANGE STORY (18 min.).

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Mar
31
8:30 PM20:30

"Make Out Party" World Premiere

PRESENTED BY:  CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL + FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES

Hosted by: VAM STUDIO

MAKE OUT PARTY

Writer/Director: Emily Esperanza
Cinematographer: Greg Stephen Reigh
Producer: Eve Rydberg
Executive Producer: Eugene Sun Park
Associate Producers: Adora Wilson-Eye, Dane Haiken
Genre: Featurette, Comedy

SYNOPSIS

Make Out Party is a no-budget, high-style comedy of errors that follows three vibrant characters though a day of misadventure as they set out to attend hostess Mary Woah’s Make Out Party.

Meet Madame X, a leather-clad Venus with too many lovers; Band-Aid Box, a dapper-femme do-gooder just trying to make it through their day; and Bambi, a peppy Satanist-witch with no time for catcalls. Will they make it to gap-toothed-pin-up-queen Mary Woah’s Make Out Party? From meanie alien greaser gangs, to a pair of tough roller-skaters, a conniving librarian and a disgruntled waitress, our heroes sure have their work cut out for them. In the end, Make Out Party reminds us that we are all wild wonderful wackos who deserve a French kiss.

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  "Make Out Party" World Premiere
Mar
30
8:30 PM20:30

"Make Out Party" World Premiere

PRESENTED BY:  CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL + FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES

Hosted by: VAM STUDIO

MAKE OUT PARTY

Writer/Director: Emily Esperanza
Cinematographer: Greg Stephen Reigh
Producer: Eve Rydberg
Executive Producer: Eugene Sun Park
Associate Producers: Adora Wilson-Eye, Dane Haiken
Genre: Featurette, Comedy

SYNOPSIS

Make Out Party is a no-budget, high-style comedy of errors that follows three vibrant characters though a day of misadventure as they set out to attend hostess Mary Woah’s Make Out Party.

Meet Madame X, a leather-clad Venus with too many lovers; Band-Aid Box, a dapper-femme do-gooder just trying to make it through their day; and Bambi, a peppy Satanist-witch with no time for catcalls. Will they make it to gap-toothed-pin-up-queen Mary Woah’s Make Out Party? From meanie alien greaser gangs, to a pair of tough roller-skaters, a conniving librarian and a disgruntled waitress, our heroes sure have their work cut out for them. In the end, Make Out Party reminds us that we are all wild wonderful wackos who deserve a French kiss.

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Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Screening: Brujos

Join us for a screening of the entire first season of Brujos, written byRicardo Gamboa, directed by Gamboa and Reshmi Hazra Rustebakke

Brujos: Parts 1-3, Episodes 1-11

at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Brujos is a queer-of-color, radically politicized web series following four gay Latino doctoral candidates--that are also witches. They navigate magic, sexuality, and surviving a witch-hunt led by a secret society of white heteronormative male descendants of the first new world colonizers.

Presented by Open TV, Cinema Libertad, Full Spectrum Features

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Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

"No-No-Boy" with The Orange Story live score performance

Location: Sanctuary on Michigan (1400 S Michigan, 60605)

No-No Boy

No-No Boy creates an immersive experience which shines a light on diverse but interconnected histories: WWII Japanese Incarceration, southeast Asian refugees, and kids in middle-America making sense of hyphenated identities.

Inspired by his doctoral research at Brown University, as well as his experiences growing up as the son of a Vietnamese refugee in Tennessee, singer/songwriter Julian Saporiti’s original songs are performed against a backdrop of projections displaying archival photographs and films.

Saporiti is joined on stage by singer Erin Aoyama, a fellow Brown PhD student whose grandmother was incarcerated in a Japanese-American concentration camp. Sanctuary on Michigan 1400 S Michigan Ave In collaboration with Chicago’s Ho Etsu Taiko, Julian and Erin will also perform a brand new LIVE SCORE of Full Spectrum Features’ narrative short, The Orange Story.

10 esteemed leaders each given a “90 second spotlight of positivity” to highlight their organization’s most exciting 2018 project!

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