New York punk rebel Nick Zedd will present the Chicago premieres of his War Is Menstrual Energy (1990) and Whoregasm (1988)—both of which use a wide-screen, double-projection format like Warhol’s The Chelsea Girls—as well as his brutal Police State (1987) and earlier work in Super-8. Chicago independent Jim Sikora will present the premiere of his new film, Love, After the Walls Close In, written by Charles Bukowski and starring Tony Fitzpatrick and Paula Killen. Rounding out the program are films by Julie Murray, Daniel Oxenberg, Danny Plotnick, and Chicago’s Mike Williams and Jim Newberry. I have only seen Zedd’s well-edited hard-core shocker Whoregasm (in a single-screen format) and his repugnant Police State—which seems to replay the S and M strategies of Beth and Scott B.’s 1978 Black Box without Lydia Lunch, piling on brutality (with added offscreen mutilation) and unpersuasively calling it politically progressive—so I can’t comment on the remainder of the program, though you’ll probably be grossed out and possibly entertained. The Friday screening will be devoted mainly to Zedd’s and Oxenberg’s 16-millimeter work; the Saturday screening will include work by Zedd and Sikora in Super-8 and Julie Murray’s Tracheotomy Pussy.