Friday, October 27, 2017

November 3-30 at the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago,IL.)



Making ‘Em Move: A History of Animation (September 2-November 28) is a series of 13 programs that explores the foundations of present-day animation that was established in the medium of theatrical entertainment films. Presented in November are Oscar nominee The Illusionist (November 4, 7; format: 35mm), the follow-up to The Triplets of Belleville; Robert Zemeckis and Richard Williams’ Who Framed Roger Rabbit (November 11, 14; format: DCP digital); Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning classic Spirited Away (November 18, 21; format: 35mm); and The Red Turtle (November 25, 28; format: DCP digital), the first Studio Ghibli film helmed by a non-Japanese animator. Each Tuesday screening includes a lecture by Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. Stay tuned for more information about the spring 2018 film/lecture series Apocalypse Then: The Vietnam War on Film, beginning January 30 with weekly Tuesday lectures by Nora Annesley Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Conversations at the Edge, a weekly dynamic series featuring the groundbreaking work of media artists, concludes its fall programing on November 30. Presented in November will be Alex Gerbaulet: Digging Deep (November 2) in which both archival material and footage filmed by the artist herself are utilized, unearthing the complex narratives hidden within personally and collectively repressed memory; The Films of Ana Mendieta (November 9), a program of numerous short films which capture and transform the late Cuban-born artist’s ephemeral performances and work comprised of earthworks, photographs, and performances; Sondra Perry: Performance and Video (November 16) which mixes personal history and pop culture by the New York-based performance and multimedia artist who savvily dissects power relations that shape Black identity and representation; and Coco Fusco: Cuba Portraits (November 30), showcasing two intimate portraits by the interdisciplinary artist centered on concepts of the body and state control, investigating their effects on artistic production in Cuba. Formats for Conversations at the Edge vary.

Chicago premiere! In The Paris Opera (November 3-9), the Palais Garnier, more familiarly known worldwide as the Paris Opera, gives up its secrets and behind-the-scenes dramas in this multi-faceted documentary filmed over the tumultuous 2015-2016 season. Presented in DCP digital.

First Chicago run! Director Stephen Cone, cast, and crew in person! In Princess Cyd (November 3-9), Chicago-based director Cone builds a warm, expansive, and generous world around Cyd, an adventurous 16-year-old who comes to Chicago to spend the summer with her literary aunt. Producers Grace Hahn and actors Rebecca Spence and Malic White are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on November 3; Hahn and producer Madison Ginsberg, on November 4; and director Stephen Cone, on November 8 and 9. Presented in DCP digital.

Columbus (November 3-9): Chance brings together Casey, a twentyish tour guide tied to the town of Columbus, IN, by her love of its buildings, and Jin, a Seoul-based translator visiting his ailing father, for an adventure of conversation and self-exploration. Presented in DCP digital.

Okja (November 3-9): Director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer) turns a seemingly family-friendly, laugh-laden saga about a little girl and her adorable oversized pig into a scathing satire on corporate greed in which Tildo Swinton plays a slick, New York-based CEO. Presented in DCP digital widescreen.

Chicago premiere! Director Kelly Richmond in person! The Kartemquin-produced documentary All the Queen’s Horses (November 10-22) details how the placid farm town of Dixon, IL, became notorious for the largest case of municipal fraud in U.S. history, thanks to a flamboyant horse breeder who embezzled $54 million. Director Kelly Richmond Pope is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on November 10 (8 pm only), 11, 12, 13, 15, and 19. The audience is invited to a reception sponsored by Kartemquin Films following the show on November 10. The Wednesday, November 15 screening is a Gene Siskel Film Center Movie Club event (see below). Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! Filmmakers and special guests in person! Requiem for a Running Back (November 10-16): Director Rebecca Carpenter, daughter of former NFL running back Lew Carpenter, delves into football’s shocking history of players whose lives were cut short as a result of blunt force head trauma. Director Rebecca Carpenter and producer Sara Dee will introduce the film on November 10. Sara Dee, Dr. Julian Bailes (tentatively), Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss, and former San Francisco 49er Chris Borland are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on November 11. Presented in DCP digital.

Back by popular demand! Dolores (November 10-15) profiles the tumultuous life and groundbreaking work of Dolores Huerta, one of the most important yet least known activists in American history, as chronicled in this compelling glimpse of history in the making. Presented as part of Panorama Latinx. Presented in DCP digital.

Newly restored! Daughter of the Nile (November 10-16): A 19-year-old KFC worker becomes involved in the Taipei underworld through her gangster brother in this neglected and long hard-to-see film by the Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien. Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! Directed by Petra Volpe, The Divine Order (November 17-30) is men against the women in 1971 in the Swiss Alps, where women are still denied the vote, in this cheering story that delivers winsome comedy with a timely ironic bite and a hint of nostalgia. Presented in DCP digital widescreen.

Chicago premiere! Brimstone & Glory (November 17-22): Tultepec, Mexico, where three-quarters of the residents are employed in the manufacturing of handmade fireworks, stages a gloriously explosive fireworks festival in this eye-popping documentary. Presented as part of Panorama Latinx. Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! In Paradise (November 17-22), the forces of history close in on three individuals whose fates are linked by the Holocaust. Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! The affectionate documentary Rebels on Pointe (November 24-29) tells the inside story of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo—the gay, all-male, New York-based dance troupe that for 40 years has slyly satirized ballet classics. Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! The entertaining documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy (November 24-30) traces Nye’s story from the development of his beloved PBS show to his present-day stands on climate change, evolution, and space exploration. Presented in DCP digital.

Chicago premiere! Gilbert Gottfried via Skype! Gilbert (November 24-30) goes behind the screechy-voiced persona, director Neil Berkeley captures the complexity of raucous, raunchy comedian Gilbert Gottfried. On November 26, Gottfried is scheduled to appear via Skype for audience discussion, moderated by Steve Prokopy, Film Critic for Third Coast Review. Presented in DCP digital.

Special events
Chicago premiere! Barry Gifford and Dan Simon in person! Nelson Algren Live (November 5) commemorates the centenary of Chicago novelist Nelson Algren’s birth, as a distinguished group of actors and writers gather at Steppenwolf Theatre for an onstage reading from the author’s powerful work. Author/actor Barry Gifford and publisher/producer Dan Simon are scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by critic Rob Christopher. Presented in DCP digital.

First Chicago engagement! Aida’s Secrets (November 10, 12, 13): An attempt to reunite a family scattered by the Holocaust—and the mysteries created by that terrible time—lie at the heart of this haunting, powerful documentary. Presented in DCP digital.

Gene Siskel Movie Club presents All the Queen’s Horses (November 15) featuring a post-screening discussion facilitated by director Kelly Richmond Pope. All ticket holders receive a complimentary beverage. Presented in DCP digital.

National Theatre Live presents Yerma (November 18) which concerns a young woman who is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Federico García Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. National Theatre Live tickets are $14/general admission and $8/Film Center members and students. Presented in DCP digital.

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s holiday tradition is the ever-popular cult documentary Antonio Gaudí (November 24, 25), inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of the Barcelona architect. Presented in 35mm.

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All screenings and events are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening--unless stated otherwise—are $11/general admission, $7/students, $6/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty, staff, and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website or through the individual films’ weblinks on There is a surcharge of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm, Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm, Sunday.

Gene Siskel Film Center members pay $5 per ticket to any screening in the Making ‘Em Move: A History of Animation.

Tickets to National Theatre Live’s Salomé (November 18) are $14/general admission and $8/Film Center members and students.

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A Gene Siskel Film Center membership is a year-round ticket to great movies for only $6 per screening! Memberships are $50 (Individual) and $80 (Dual). For more information, call 312-846-2600 or

Discounted parking is available for $18 for 16 hours at the InterPark SELF-PARK at 20 E. Randolph St. A rebate ticket can be obtained from the Film Center Box Office.

The Film Center is located near CTA trains and buses. Nearest CTA L stations are Lake (Red line); State/Lake (Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple lines); and Washington (Blue line). CTA bus lines serving State St.: 2, 6, 10, 29, 36, 62, 144, and 146. 

For more information about the Film Center, call 312-846-2800 (24-hour movie hotline) or 312-846-2600 (general information, 9:00 am-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday), or visit

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About the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience of 85,000. The Film Center’s programming includes annual film festivals that celebrate diverse voices and international cultures, premieres of trailblazing work by today’s independent filmmakers, restorations and revivals of essential films from cinema history, and insightful provocative discussions with filmmakers and media artists. Altogether, the Film Center hosts over 1,500 screenings and 200 filmmaker appearances every year. The Film Center was renamed the Gene Siskel Film Center in 2000 after the late, nationally celebrated film critic, Gene Siskel. Visit to learn more and find out what’s playing today.

About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
For 150 years, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has been a leader in educating the world’s most influential artists, designers, and scholars. Located in downtown Chicago with a fine arts graduate program ranked number two by U.S. News and World Report, SAIC provides an interdisciplinary approach to art and design as well as world-class resources, including the Art Institute of Chicago museum, on-campus galleries, and state-of-the-art facilities. SAIC’s undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate students have the freedom to take risks and create the bold ideas that transform Chicago and the world—as seen through notable alumni and faculty such as Michelle Grabner, David Sedaris, Elizabeth Murray, Richard Hunt, Georgia O’Keeffe, Cynthia Rowley, Nick Cave, and LeRoy Neiman. Learn more at

Paradigm Gallery + Studio Presents: "Lazarus Taxa", New Work by Caitlin McCormack (Philadelphia, PA))


Caitlin McCormack: Lazarus Taxa
October 27 – December 9, 2017

Caitlin McCormack, Snowbelt, 2017 
 Paradigm Gallery + Studio is delighted to present Lazarus Taxa, an exhibition of new works by Caitlin McCormack on view October 27 – December 9, 2017. Lazarus Taxa will present over 50 fiber sculptures, marking a continuation of the artist’s ongoing investigation of the warping of memory over time through the continuous breakdown of physical matter.

Trained in illustration, McCormack creates sculptures utilizing garments and discarded objects that she views as extensions of human identity. This series takes a more perverse, grotesque turn for the artist, incorporating materials with a more sinewy and oily texture. Chaining together disintegrated cloth and textile materials coated in enamel paint, she creates abstract sculptural works that occasionally reference the human form.

The exhibition title derives from the paleontological concept of lazarus taxa, a term which describes species that disappear and reappear from the fossil record. In this body of work, McCormack explores how repressed memories come back as monstrous and warped versions of original events. The series suggests the monstrosity that is produced when one attempts to forget and the festering of trauma that eventually returns. These works recall the fiber sculptures of artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse, Sheila Pepe; as well as the taxonomic illustrations of Leonard Baskin and Hyman Bloom.

About Caitlin McCormack

Caitlin McCormack received a BFA in Illustration in 2010 from the University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA). She currently lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. McCormack has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Select gallery exhibitions include Vanilla Gallery, Tokyo; Last Rites Gallery, NYC; Red Truck Gallery, New Orleans; Spoke Art, San Francisco; Jonathan Levine Projects, Jersey City; Antler Gallery, Portland; Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn; La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles; Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia; Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, amongst others. Her work has been presented in several museum shows include The Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke; The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Brooklyn; and The Mütter Museum, Philadelphia; as well as Museum Rijswijk, Rijswijk NL.

About Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Established February 2010, Paradigm Gallery + Studio® started as a project between co- founders and curators, Jason Chen and Sara McCorriston, to create a space in which to make artwork, to exhibit the work of their peers, and to invite the members of the local community make their own artwork in a welcoming gallery setting. Over the years, Paradigm Gallery + Studio has become a gallery of diverse contemporary artwork from around the world, but still with a focus on Philadelphia artists.

Paradigm Gallery + Studio provides an artistic space for both the visual and performing arts, with a focus on dedicated, emerging to established Philadelphia-based visual artists. We provide artists with individualized attention, strong promotional support and a transformable gallery space to make their own. We strive to make art accessible to the whole community through free bi-weekly events and support work that welcomes a wide audience.

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The Primo Center >> Last Chance! One Week Until The One Gala (Chicago, IL.)

Limited tickets still available for the One Gala!
NOVEMBER 3, 2017
6:30pm - 10:00pm

2520 S. Hoyne - Chicago, IL 60608
Discounted room rates available for guests of the One Gala at the luxurious Conrad Chicago. Reservation link here.
Montana Mountain Escape
6-night exclusive use of a 5-bedroom cabin nestled on the slope Mount Maurice, above the canyon that is the entrance to the Beartooth Pass. Includes two half-day excursions (with choice from whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or a guided hike).
African Safari Adventure
All-inclusive South African experience for four exploring a 12,000 acre reserve, complete with a stay in beautifully designed high thatched roofed chalets. Enjoy game drives, bush walks, tracking courses, hot air ballooning, fishing clinics, camp fires, gourmet meals & private lunches at a waterfall.
Exclusive SpaceX Experience
A two-hour security clearance tour for two of one of the most impossible places to access! SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advance rockets and spacecraft. Includes a 2-night stay at the brand new Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills & dinner at James Beard winner Dave Beran’s new restaurant, Dialogue.
Northern Lights Igloo Stay
Travel to Finland for a 2-night stay in a Kelo-Glass Igloo at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, where you can take in the enchanting beauty of the northern lights lying in the comfort of your bed! Includes a 3-hour snowmobile safari. Includes round-trip Premium Class airfare for four.
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
The Singapore Grand Prix is fast becoming one of the most popular races on the annual Formula 1 calendar! Package includes business-class airfare, Esplanade Waterfront Weekend Grandstand Tickets, a 5-night stay at The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel & tickets to the Post-race Grand Prix After Party.
Jon Lester’s NVRQT is teaming up with The Primo Center in an effort to raise funds for both charities. Together, the two will raffle off a limited run of 500 total tickets for a truly priceless experience with Jon Lester of the Cubs. Proceeds will be split between NVRQT, Jon Lester's Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation dedicated to research, education and lifesaving advancements for children with cancer, and The Primo Center. Raffle tickets are $100 each, and the raffle winner will choose between two once-in-a-lifetime Cubs packages!

Limited tickets left!
In our commitment to end homelessness, we at the Primo Center have sharpened our purpose and our resolve — One Family. One Home — that’s what we’re all about. Simple. Clear. So it’s natural that our most important fundraiser and one of Chicago’s most celebrated social events, The Primo Classico, should also evolve. It will remain the must-attend event on Chicago’s social calendars featuring world-class cuisine, design and style, but it has been infused with a new energy and spirit tied directly to the Center’s sole purpose. We’re speaking in one voice. Determined to achieve one goal.
Welcome to The One Gala. Join us for a night not to be missed.
EVENT HOSTS Diane & Quintin Primo
EVENT CHAIRS Cassie Carver - Marc Jacobson - Rebecca Jelfo
MASTER OF CEREMONIES Robin Robinson - Director of Community Affairs, Office of the Superintendent, Chicago Police Department

Eddie Johnson - Chicago Police Department Superintendent

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Sarah Neukom at


Healing Workshop -Don't miss it! Chicago IANDS (Glenview, IL.)

Hi Everyone!
It is getting close!  Don't miss your opportunity to learn about healing from brilliant healer, Joyce Hawkes, PhD!  Recognized as one of the best healers on the planet, Joyce will share with us for an exceptional daylong workshop.  Don't miss it!  
Love and Light,

Diane Willis
President, Chicago IANDS

The inner mystery of how your magnificent body repairs and renews at the cellular level can be appreciated through ever expanding scientific knowledge and personal experience.


Reach for Higher 
Realms of Healing 

Workshop at JourneyCare
2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL

Sunday, November 12, 2017
10 am - 5:30 pm

Course Fee:
$125 at the door
$95 online in advance


More Info:
Vitality and health are renewed when you touch the place where consciousness and body meet.  Profound healing at any stage of life is possible as cell and soul connect.

Explore the resources of our bodies via images from the electron microscope as the science aspect of healing unfolds before our eyes.  Then be guided to experience how to reach new levels of health as you deepen your healing connection to those magnificent cells.  Students will view a demonstration, have instruction and will have practical experience with hand-on healing work.

"Terrific. This workshop was an over-the-top gift. Both Joyce and Helen shared their exceptional wisdom on healing at a level I could understand. "

"Joyce is a beacon of love and light! Amazing presentation ... I love the integration of science and spirit. I cannot wait to do this workshop with Joyce and Helen."

Joyce Hawkes, PhD, is a Fellow in the American Association of Science, with a long-standing career as research cell biologist and biophysicist.  After a near-death experience brought forth her aptitude for energy healing, she embarked on an exploration of indigenious healing traditions and now teaches energy healing at the interface of science and spirit. She has been a certified counselor and practicing healing faciltator for 30 years, with stunning record of helping heal and grow.

Helen Folsom, MA, CHT, registered hypnotherapist, altered states therapist, healing facilitator, musician, is certified by the Institute for Theraputic Learning in Seattle, Washington, as an advanced practitioner..."highly skilled, compassionate, and 100% endorsed associate of Joyce Hawkes, PhD.  Helen co-presents with Joyce nationally and internationally. She has also studied the Bengston Energy Healing Method with Dr. William Bengston, and Holographic Memory Resolution with Brent Baum.

Chicago IANDS
Chicago IANDS
PO Box 732
Wilmette, IL 60091