Opening Wednesday, June 22nd, from 8PM - 10PM
Former Prairie: Alternative Views of Chicago on Film
Tony Phillips: THRESHOLD OF DOUBT (1976)
Deborah Meehan: FORMER PRAIRIE (1978)
“visually beautiful… it was shot entirely at night in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. It’s a narrative fragment that strives to combine distance and attraction, terminal boredom and the unattainable.” -Barbara Scharres, Chicago Reader
Renata Breth: SITE (1980)
The filmmaker as archaeologist uncovers layer after layer – hidden landscapes beneath the cityscape. Until within a sea of grain: WE SEE. -Breth
Jean Sousa: SPENT MOMENTS (1984)
An abstract narrative shot from the point of view of a house – the woman is seen from an angle of the wall, the corner observes her. This is a film about fleeting sensations in the midst of ordinary activities, the energy of heat, and the activity of the imagination. -Sousa
AJ Rose: 1967 or PENIS (1965)
“the first real film from Chicago” -Jonas Mekas (probably)
Media: 16mm Film
There will be some images of nudity and dead animals.
Screening Will be inside.
Curated, presented and projected by Josh B Mabe
Programmed for Comfort Station by Raul Benitez, Emily Perez and Mathew Tapey.