Mar 21st 2019

Onion City Opening Night: Histories & Futures

@ Chicago Filmmakers

5720 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

Opening Thursday, March 21st, from 7:30PM - 10PM

On view through Sunday, March 24th

Join us March 21, starting at 7:30PM for a reception before the screening.

The opening night program, Histories & Futures, features work by singular filmmakers like Deborah Stratman (scheduled to attend) and Cauleen Smith as well as Melika Bass and Nazlı Dinçel (Nazli’s website).

Speaking to a feminist-embodied experience of labor and collaboration in filmmaking, Histories & Futures is a celebration of yonic power and joyous expression through sound and image.

Instructions on How To Make a Film
Nazlı Dinçel
Shot at the Film Farm in Mt.Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of farming instructions. Text by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Wikihow/shoot-film.

Creature Companion
Melika Bass
In the American suburbs, two women mysteriously and sensuously entwine in this slow-burning, saucy, abstracted fable of the longing and laboring female body.

Vever (for Barbara)
Deborah Stratman, footage shot by Barbara Hammer
A cross-generational binding of three lady filmmakers seeking alternative possibilities to power structures of which they are an inherent part.

Cauleen Smith
Set in Noah Purifoy’s Outdoor Desert Art Museum in Joshua Tree, California, artist Cauleen Smith reimagines this unique space as a radical feminist utopia. While paying homage to the feminist abolitionist Sojourner Truth, the title refers to the spiritual journey these women embark upon.

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