May 18th 2016

Comfort Film Presents

WRETCHED WOMAN (Pig or Poet?): Short Video Works by Emily Esperanza + VHS Screening of ‘SPIDER & FLY’ Featurette (Chicago Premiere)


day/night (11:51) – 2015 – Existing somewhere between dream state and the uncanny, ‘day/night’, observes stillness, atmosphere, duration, anxiety, sensuality, and the confines of femininity. Made in collaboration with Abby Young.

GLORY/INFERNO (22:29) – 2015 – A murder mystery, in two parts.

NECESSITY/LUXARY (12 min) – 2016 – A western-themed two-channel video investigating time and intention.

Severance (04:56) – 2016 – A video ritual about cutting ties & reclaiming personal agency, set in the desert of Southern California.

‘SPIDER & FLY’ (47:20). This would be the official Chicago premiere.

Media: VHS and Digital projection.

Free but suggested donation.


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