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20 August 2007 @ 04:59 pm

to support the Joie de Vivre exhibition fund-
September 6. 2007 at 7:30 p.m.
Fusion II Salon
2340 N. Milwaukee Chicago, IL 60647

Admission Free, Voluntary Donation

Food, Drinks, Salon Services, Skin-care demonstrations, music, make-overs, massage and guilt-free shopping. Please RSVP- Linda@solorohm.net or 847.809.6301
11 August 2007 @ 07:38 pm

2006, Lauren Lazin, USA, 87 min.

In the spring of 2002, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, charismatic member of the hip-hop group TLC, went to Honduras on a 30-day retreat whose aims included meditation, dietary cleansing, and making a film about her own life. 26 days later she was dead in a freak auto accident. This film is her posthumous autobiography, using the footage Lopes left behind (including a haunting record of the very moment of her death) as the core of an extraordinarily intimate portrait of her difficult childhood, meteoric career, notorious scandals, outspoken opinions, spiritual quest, and irrepressibly exuberant personality. DigiBeta video. (MR)

Only one more showing! Thursday, August 16, 6:15 pm
11 August 2007 @ 04:57 pm
Joie de Vivre:
A meditation on New Orleans, Katrina, & the US

Two years after Hurrican Katrina, Chicago performers and New Orleans artists reflect on how the tragedy has made an impact on the people of the US.

September 8, 2007
2716 W North Ave
Chicago, IL
suggested donation (includes food) $15, $12 Students

7-8pm: gumbo cooking demo and discussion with N.O. chef Matt Mashon
8-midnight: Films and multimedia by Tim Best, Julie Downey, Byron Durham, Brandon Hutchinson, and Roxana Walker-Canton & Tina Morton

_Live Music by Tovi Khali, Low Down Brass Band and Parallel Process

_Contemporary Dance works by Core Project, RTG Dance, Striding Lion InterArts workshop, and butoh by Wannapa P-Eubanks

_Poetry by Tara Betts as read by Chicago Def Poet Kristiana Colon and an electronica operetta by Mars Caulton

midnight to 2am: DJ Protoman performing a live mix inspired by the history and music of New Orleans

Visual art by New Orleans and Chicago artists-Melissa and Lindsay COok with Philip Matsikas, Louise Le Bourgeois, Gerald Haessig, Luz-Maria Lopez, Lindsey Meyers, Tasheka Arceneaux, Michelle Mashon, Jeff St. Romain, Karen Crain, Mark Grote, Natalie Sciortino, Mark Wallent and Samia Saleem's book "Degrees of Separation."
11 August 2007 @ 04:52 pm

Gulf Islands Film and Television School is putting on a great YouTube contest! There are really awesome prizes available, so read on for more info!

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Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/giftsfilms ...if you like it subscribe to the channel and join the group, and tell everyone you know!

If you want to find out more look at contest details at http://www.giftsfilms.com/giftslucky7
watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/giftsfilms
join the youtube group http://www.youtube.com/group/giftslucky7
add us on myspace!! http://www.myspace.com/giftsyoutube
or find out about programs offered at http://www.giftsfilms.com

x-posted a lot, sorry!
Current Location: Galiano Island
Current Mood: excitedexcited
04 April 2007 @ 10:10 pm
(x-posted to craiglist and another film community...)

Hello there,

My name is Matt, and I'm a film director. I'm looking for male actors, age 30 to 45-ish, to play the lead and two supporting roles in an upcoming student film (tentatively titled, "The Smallest Newsroom in the World").

The film itself is a dark comedy about life in modern times, and the quest for personal space. The main character is a down-and-out news anchor, who lives in a bizarre world where everything is (literally) too small, too cramped, and too crowded. The supporting roles are those of a camera man and a news station manager. Several dozen extras will be present for some scenes.

Previous film experience is preferred, though aspiring film actors are encouraged to audition. The film will be shot in mid- to late-April, depending on actor availability.

The casting session is Thursday, April 12th between 5pm and 10pm. It will be held at Columbia College Chicago in the South Loop area. Please bring a prepared monologue, headshot, and resume (if applicable). RSVP with me via e-mail to set up an appointment if you are interested, as this is not an open session.

Thanks for reading,

e-mail: oneonetwothree[at]gmail.com
23 March 2007 @ 12:25 pm
CHASING OCTOBER is filmmaker Matt Liston's docu-comedy that chronicles his crusade to take the Cubs to the World Series "by any means necessary." The film is a hilarious must-see for all Cubs fans. The film features appearances by such celebrities as Bernie Mac, Gary Sinise, Joe Mantegna, Jeff Garlin, Larry King.

Showtimes starting Friday: Weekdays 5:45, 7:45, 9:45; Sa & Su 1:45, 3:45, 5:45, 7:45, 9:45

Alberto Lattuada's rediscovered black comedy masterwork MAFIOSO, starring Alberto Sordi, is one of the darkest, most authentic movies about the mob – and the funniest! A sensation at last year's New York Film Festival, the film stars Sordi as a factory foreman in Northern Italy who returns to his hometown in Sicily, only to find himself unwittingly tapped as a hitman by the local Don. more information

Showtimes starting Friday: Weekdays 5:30, 7:40, 9:50; Sa & Su 1:20, 3:25, 5:30, 7:40, 9:50

Also playing this week...

Journey with newlyweds Brad and Janet as they take shelter in a spooky mansion, the residence of Dr. Frank N. Furter. Join us as we do the Time Warp again! Members of Midnight Madness will join us to make sure that what's happening in the audience is just as entertaining as what is on screen. Showtimes: Fr & Sa at Midnight

Sacha Baron Cohen brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. Showtimes: Fri. at Midnight, Sat. at 11:30am, Midnight; Sun. at 11:30am

Barbara Stanwyck is an American missionary in Shanghai who is abducted by a Chinese warlord. This moody, beautifully atmospheric film is considered by many to be director Frank Capra's finest achievement. Showtimes: Sa & Su at 11:30am
16 March 2007 @ 01:41 pm
Director Gary Sherman in person Friday and Saturday at midnight. (details below)

"A REDISCOVERED GEM! This seminal Mafia picture is unlike any other mobbed-up affair ever filmed!" - Chicago Tribune
"4 STARS! A humdinger of a comedy!"-Newsday

Alberto Lattuada's rediscovered black comedy masterwork MAFIOSO, starring Alberto Sordi, is one of the darkest, most authentic movies about the mob – and the funniest! A sensation at last year's New York Film Festival, the film stars Sordi as a factory foreman in Northern Italy who returns to his hometown in Sicily, only to find himself unwittingly tapped as a hitman by the local Don.

Showtimes: Weekdays 5:40, 7:45, 9:50; Sa & Su 1:30, 3:35, 5:40, 7:45, 9:50


"A MASTERPIECE! David Lynch's best and most experimental feature since Eraserhead." - Chicago Reader
"SIX STARS (highest rating)! It teases, haunts and swallows you with its nightmares!" - Time Out Chicago

One Week Command Performance! A Polish woman looks intently into someone or something...an actress (Laura Dern) is warned that her new movie is cursed... a rabbit-headed family performs sitcom actions on stage as if engaged in a solemn ritual. Such are just a few of the elements and recurrent motifs of David Lynch's Inland Empire, a mesmerizing surge through countless looking glasses that lands us on the far side of the land of nightmares...

Showtimes: Fr 5:00, 8:20, 11:40; Sa 1:45, 5:00, 8:20, 11:40; Su 1:45, 5:00, 8:20; Tu-Th 5:00, 8:20 (no shows Monday)

Also playing this week...

Gary Sherman in Person.
From the writers of ALIEN, this thriller is the story of a mysterious coastal town called Potters Bluff. For years the town has harbored a dark secret, one that the town sheriff has just stumbled across. Showing with a short film and trailers. Showing with a short film and trailers. Presented by Fangoria.com and Rue Morgue Magazine.
Showtimes: Fr & Sa at Midnight

One of the great American movies!
A witty, tawdry, suspenseful thriller about a scheming femme fatale (Barbara Stanwyck) who talks a gullible insurance salesman (Fred MacMurray) into murdering her husband. Script co-written by Raymond Chandler, from a novel by James M. Cain.
Showtimes: Sa & Su at 11:30am

"The most politically urgent film in the 2006 New York Film Festival and also the most formally audacious, combines a bracing indictment of the world financial system with a subtle glimpse at daily life in Africa. At the center of this film from Mali is a mock trial. It's a film that needs to be seen, argued over, and seen again." - New York Times
Showtimes: Sa & Su at 11:30am

In case you aren't familiar, some Music Box information:

Admission for main features and midnight films is $9.25 (different prices may apply to special presentations). The first show of the day on Mondays through Thursdays is only $8.25. Admission for the 11:30am matinee films is $7.25. The Music Box Discount Card provides 5 admissions for $33.00 (a savings of up to $13.25; good for six months; limit two admissions per visit). Cards are available at the box office. Film info line: (773) 871-6604.

The Music Box is located at 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago. Street parking is available on Southport Avenue. The Music Box is a short walk east from free street parking on Ashland Avenue. The theater is near the Southport station on CTA's Brown Line and the 152 Addison, 9 Ashland and 80/X80 Irving Park bus routes.
15 March 2007 @ 08:38 pm
Releases in Chicago for Friday, March 16th
I Think I Love My Wife (Wide)
Premonition (Wide)
Dead Silence (Wide)
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (Limited)
Mafioso (1962) (Limited)
Inland Empire (Limited)

At the Siskel Film Center: (link)
Friday the 16th:
6:00 Private Fears In Public Places (France)
6:15 Longing (Germany)
8:00 The Glass Shield
8:15 Chariton's Choir (Greece)

Saturday the 17th:
3:30 King of Thieves (Slovakia)
3:30 Adam's Apples (Denmark)
5:30 Beauty in Trouble (Czech Republic)
5:45 Falling (Australia)
7:30 The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (Great Britain)
7:45 Men At Arms (Estonia)

Sunday the 18th:
3:00 Klimt (Australia)
3:15 The Role of Her Life (France)
5:00 Don't Tell (italy)
5:15 Longing (Germany)
11 March 2007 @ 04:19 pm


I would like to let you guys know of a great short film festival that's looking for submissions. The "Really" Short Film Fest is open to all genres for all films under 15 minutes. You don't need to be in Chicago to enter. If you have any questions, please let me know.

to the mods: I hope this is allowed, if not let me know and I'll delete it
x.posted to several film making communities.