Expanding creatively when society was intentionally isolating itself marks a bold progression for the artists, whose work is widely regarded for its taut intimacy.
Tag: Conversations at the Edge
The candy-coated morality tales of Wong Ping
The artist, animator, and self-proclaimed comedian touches on the personal and political with his “Digital Fables.”
How to kick drugs while also surviving a hostage crisis, plus more new reviews and notable screenings
New reviews and notable screenings in this week’s issue
Our top picks for fall movies
Our top picks for fall movies: Young Charlton Heston in a Chicago-shot Julius Caesar, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut, and more
My favorite Chicago movie premieres of 2013, 30-21
The first in a multipart series on notable movies to first appear in Chicago this past year
Getting personal in the theater, and the rest of this week’s movies
A roundup of new and notable movies playing in Chicago between September 13 and 19
The latest obsession: an interview with Nine Muses director John Akomfrah
Talking with the British filmmaker about his latest experimental work
The virtual realities of Brenna Murphy
A conversation with artist Brenna Murphy.
Saying good-bye to George Kuchar
A preview of two upcoming screenings devoted to George Kuchar
Gene Siskel Film Center presents a rare screening of the second segment from Gregory Markopoulos’s avant-garde cycle Eniaios.
Luke Fowler’s sonic cinema in Chicago
Experimental Scottish filmmaker Luke Fowler visits Chicago to attend two screenings of his work this week.
Dancing Cinema and Sound at the Gene Siskel Film Center
Local sound artist Olivia Block collaborates with New York experimental filmmakers at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday night.
The Amazing Mr. Bickford
Experimental animator Bruce Bickford appears at the Gene Siskel Film Center tonight for a screening of his work with improvised accompaniment by Jeff Parker and Frank Rosaly.
“Game Keepers Without Game” and “Everything I Tell You Now Is True”
British filmmaker Emily Wardill screens her debut feature, the adoption reunion gone wrong “Game Keepers Without Game,” Friday 4/9, and a collection of her shorts, “Everything I Tell You Now Is True,” Thursday 4/8.
Robert Beatty’s New Noise
Sound artist Robert Beatty (of Hair Police) performs solo and collaborates with experimental animator Takeshi Murata at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Thursday.