Friday, June 18 – Nightingale Theatre (1084 N. Milwaukee Ave.)
Group Show One
Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution (2009, 33 mins., 16mm, US) by Kathyrn Ramey.
Make It New John (2009, 55 mins., video, UK) by Duncan Campbell.
Then at the Chicago Underground Film Festival:
Shorts Program Four: East Meets West
at the Gene Siskel Film Center June 27th at 1:15pm
American William Walker’s use of coercion and military force to become dictator of Nicaragua in the mid-1800s is described in Kathryn Ramey’s 16mm documentary YANQUI WALKER AND THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION (2009, 33 min.). Simon Tarr’s GIRI CHIT (2009, 14 min.) looks at Cosplay girls, urban farming, and a Zamboni to examine class structure in contemporary Japan. Shelly Silver explores the shifting patterns and transformations of a neighborhood in 5 LESSONS AND 9 QUESTIONS ABOUT CHINATOWN (2009, 10 min.). Jim Finn’s GREAT MAN AND CINEMA (2009, 4 min.) summarizes Kim Jong II’s philosophy and practice toward filmmaking in communist North Korea. Also: films and videos by Marianna Milhorat, Peter Miller and Alexander Stewart, Deborah Stratman, and Richard Wiebe. Various film and video formats. (Bryan Wendorf)