It’s oddly fitting that the touring, Los Angeles-based Eyeworks Festival of Experimental Animation went on hiatus during the dog days of the pandemic.
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The 17th annual porn film festival is back in person
The long-running porn festival HUMP! Fest (organized by Chicago Reader sex columnist Dan Savage) made its way to the Music Box last weekend after being canceled last year.
Rock Bottom Riser
The film is a powerful exposé about how science is a tool of colonization, desecrating sacred lands, and marginalizing native Hawaiians.
The banal, the brutal, and the beautiful
Expanding creatively when society was intentionally isolating itself marks a bold progression for the artists, whose work is widely regarded for its taut intimacy.
A celebration of Black filmmakers at Block Cinema
[The program] engages what it means to be a Black body . . . in ways both nimbly tactile and equivocally abstruse as only art can be, specifically vis-à-vis experimental film and video.
‘Ism, Ism, Ism’ provides glimpses into overlooked worlds
The sprawling program features rarely viewed experimental films from Latin America.
Ecstasy on film: Nathaniel Dorsky discusses The Arboretum Cycle, his latest work of devotional cinema, which he’d prefer you watch alone
The 75-year-old avant-garde filmmaker will attend the Chicago premiere of his most recent long-form work this Friday at Northwestern University’s Block Cinema.
Chicago Underground Film Festival: Gold and copper miners tough it out in Good Luck
Ben Russell’s epic portrait of the global labor force screens in this year’s Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Cabaret Crusades re-creates the 11th-century war against Islam—with puppets!
Wael Shawky directed this experimental trilogy about the European campaign to save Christianity.
Our guide to the Chicago Underground Film Festival 2015
More than a hundred shorts and features screen through Sunday at the Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Venerated avant-garde filmmaker Saul Levine makes a rare Chicago appearance tomorrow
This week also brings an exciting program of new experimental videos by local artists Kaycee Conaway and Molly Hewitt.
A wisecracking, bank-robbing filmmaker needs your help
Tomorrow night the Nightingale hosts a screening to benefit recently incarcerated avant-garde filmmaker Joe Gibbons
This week in experimental cinema: John Smith in person, dance films at the MCA, and more
The city is full of avant-garde film screenings over the next six days.