Alliance Francaise of Chicago March 23, 2013 at 1:00 – 9:00 pm
In partnership with the Festival du Film Francophone de Kalamazoo, curated by Vincent Desroches from Western Michigan University.
7:00 p.m. Mesnak (2011, 96 min.) – Québec / First Nations Introduced by director Yves Sioui Durand While rehearsing the role of Hamlet in Montreal, Dave, an Aboriginal actor in his twenties, receives a photo of Gertrude, his biological mother, about whom he knows nothing. The young man immediately leaves in search of the Kinoganish reserve, where he meets Chief Claude St-Onge, who is preparing a referendum on the cutting rights of a logging company. Without realizing it, Dave has stumbled on Gertrude’s future husband, and an old love triangle involving his dead father, the chief and his mother.
Also being screened will be: 1:00 p.m.: Matière Grise/Grey Matter (2011, 100 min.) – Rwanda, by Kivu Ruhorahoza. Winner Best Actor and Special Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival; Ecunemical Jury Award at Warsaw International Film Festival. First film ever made in Rwanda. Followed by a café & conversation.
3:00 p.m.: Toussaint Louverture (2012, 180 min.) – France / Haïti, by Philippe Niang. Nominated for outstanding mini-series at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Toussaint Louverture tells the story of the liberation of Haiti. Followed by an apéritif & conversation
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Starts January 20th, 2013 – This rare exhibition of work by French designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec traces their design career over fifteen years of collaboration and constant evolution. Their first major solo show in the United States in almost ten years, ‘Rowan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac’ is organized by the Centre Pompidou-Metz and highlights their exceptional international career, during which the brothers have become widely recognized as two of the most exciting and innovative designers working today. More Information
Handmade Market Chicago @ Empty Bottle
1-12-2013 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Join us. The Handmade Market is an event to connect the makers of beautiful things to people who appreciate the unique and handmade. There will be 33 fabulous sellers at the Market Saturday, January 12th selling jewelry, purses, knitted items, clothing, paper crafts, and more! Handmade Market Saturday, January 12, 2013 noon to 4:00 pm free to the public 21+ and parents with kids (same goes for sellers)
Transit: #49 Western bus – http://www.transitchicago.com/riding_cta/busroute.aspx?RouteId=198
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60622
“I love what burlesque has to offer the audience,” said Chris O.
Biddle, creator and director of “The Kiss Kiss Cabaret”. “I
can’t think of any other art form that mixes comedy and sensuality the
way burlesque does. Our show is a modern performance, yet it pays
homage to the past. If you went back in time to the 1920’s and saw a
show at Minsky’s burlesque in New York City, you would see a show
similar to what ‘The Kiss Kiss Cabaret’ offers.”
Luftwerk is the collaborative vision of Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. New media installations merge video and light with material, surface, and structure, shaping content into an immersive sculptural experience. Their work illuminates the realm of special events, live performance, gallery and public venue, in locations as diverse as MASS MoCA, JFK Airport, Emirates Palace, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Robie House.
This February, Millennium Park is transformed into a digital canvas of light and geometrical form with its first-ever site-specific video and sound installation by the Chicago-based artistic ensemble Luftwerk. Created specifically for Millennium Park, the installation will illuminate Cloud Gate – known by many Chicagoans as “The Bean” – and its surrounding AT&T Plaza with dramatic images and colors set to music composed by Owen Clayton Condon, of the local avant-garde classical ensemble, Third Coast Percussion.
Luminous Field will be on view on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 – 10 PM, and Sunday – Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 PM.
Interactive Performances at AT&T Plaza
Fridays, February 10 & 17, at 7, 8 and 9 PM
Join local theater company Collaboraction for performances and interactive games inspired by Luminous Field.
Related Programming in Nearby Heated Tent
A heated tent is available nearby at the Chase Promenade North location for warming up with fun family activities, dancing and a variety of international performances. The Park Grill will offer concessions for purchase.
Some highlights that may interest you: Wednesday night’s 7-9 is now a 6-week intermediate class. Students will be introduced to more demos and techniques than the regular 4-week beginning class, and will have the opportunity to explore these with more time on the wheel.
Classes will begin to fill up this week so now’s to time to register! Visit Penguin Foot’s website at www.penguinfoot.com
If you find yourself at the Do Division Fest on June 4th or 5th check their booth out!
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