Friday, September 27, 2019

October 4-31 at the Gene Siskel Film Center: Miles Davis doc, Ahmad Kiarostami in person, and more! (Chicago, IL.)

 

GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER (GSFC)
OF THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC)
SCREENINGS AND EVENTS, OCTOBER 4-31, 2019

OCTOBER SERIES
Screening/Lecture Series: Viewing Positions (August 30-December 10): This series will use a wide variety of films to demonstrate the different relationships that films establish with the viewer, and the thematic, cultural, and ideological implications of those differences. With weekly Tuesday lectures by artist and longtime art and film critic Fred Camper, this series is presented in cooperation with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. In October, the following will be showcased: Yasujiro Ozu’s LATE SPRING (September 27 & October 1); Robert Bresson’s AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (October 4 & 8); Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub’s TOO EARLY, TOO LATE (October 11 & 15); Chantal Ackerman’s FROM THE OTHER SIDE (October 18 & 22); and Yvonne Rainer’s FILM ABOUT A WOMAN WHO… (October 29). https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/viewingpositions

Ahmad Kiarostami in person! Abbas Kiarostami (September 6-October 30): The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a retrospective of major Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, a series that encompasses the largest selection of his work yet available in North America with 22 features and 10 short films. Features presented in October: THROUGH THE OLIVE TREES (September 28 & October 2); TASTE OF CHERRY (October 4 & 7); THE WIND WILL CARRY US (October 5 & 9); CASE #1, CASE #2 (October 5); ABC AFRICA (October 11 & 14); TEN (October 12 & 16); 10 ON TEN (October 12); SHIRIN (October 18 & 21); CERTIFIED COPY (October 19 & 23); THE REPORT (October 19); 24 FRAMES (October 25 & 28); LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE (October 26 & 30); and FIVE (FOR OZU) (October 26). Following the Wednesday, October 23 screening of CERTIFIED COPY will be a discussion with Ahmad Kiarostami, film producer and son of the late Abbas Kiarostami. https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/abbaskiarostami

Conversations at the Edge (September 26-November 21) is a dynamic weekly series of screenings, performances, and talks by groundbreaking media artists. The series is organized by SAIC's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Video Data Bank. Presented October with guests in person are: New Films from the GLAS Animation Festival (October 3); Zach Blas: Obedient x3 (October 10); Narcisa Hirsch: Contact Zones (October 17); An Evening with Rachel Rossin (October 24); and Shengze Zhu: PRESENT.PERFECT. (October 31). https://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/CATE-Fall19

OCTOBER RUNS
Chicago premiere! MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL (October 4-17): Expert documentarian Stanley Nelson charts the life and career of jazz giant Miles Davis. Director Stanley Nelson and Vincent Wilburn, Jr., nephew of Miles Davis, will appear for audience discussion on October 4 (7:45 only), 5, and 6. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/miles-davis-birth-of-the-cool

ONE CHILD NATION (October 4-10): U.S.-based filmmaker Nanfu Wang returns to her hometown in China to examine the country’s former one-child-per-family law and its attendant consequences. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/one-child-nation

Chicago premiere! THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES (October 11-17): This documentary saga features 86-year-old Anne Innis Dagg traversing the path of her groundbreaking past work with giraffes and finally finding acclaim for her pioneering research. Director Alison Reid and subject Anne Innis Dagg are scheduled to appear for audience discussion on October 12 and 13. Amy Roberts, Senior Curator of Mammals, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo, is scheduled to appear for discussion on October 12 and 16. The October 16 screening is a Movie Club event (see OCTOBER SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS below). http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-woman-who-loves-giraffes

Chicago premiere! FANTASTIC FUNGI (October 18-24): Narrated by Brie Larson, this mind-boggling documentary explores the hidden kingdom of mushrooms. Director Louie Schwartzberg is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on October 18 (8:00 only) and 19. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/fantastic-fungi

First Chicago run! END OF THE CENTURY (October 18-24): After two men hook up in Barcelona, their brief affair becomes complicated by the revelation that they had sex 20 years prior. Part of Panorama Latinx. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/end-of-the-century

First Chicago run! DESOLATION CENTER (October 18-24): This eye-opening L.A.-centered documentary tells the story of Desolation Center, a DIY organization that staged punk shows in the desert during the early 1980s. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/desolation-center

First Chicago run! GOOD KISSER (October 25-31): Romantic partners Jenna and Kate find their comfort zones tested as they face down a threesome with mystery woman Mia. Director Wendy Jo Carlton is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on October 25 (8:30 only), 26, and 27.

Back by popular demand! Anchored by a new interview with Morrison, the documentary portrait TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM (October 25-31) of the great African American novelist is as rich and abundant as the woman it depicts. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/toni-morrison-the-pieces-i-am

Chicago premiere! THE GOLDEN GLOVE (October 25-30): Director Fatih Akin takes a deep dive into grotesquery with this story based on the life of notorious German serial killer Fritz Honka. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-golden-glove

OCTOBER SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS
New 4K restoration! An essential film noir classic, the 1946 version of THE KILLERS (October 4, 6, 10) by Robert Siodmak tells the story of a factory payroll heist and the murder of a prizefighter through chronologically scrambled flashbacks. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-killers-1946

New 4K restoration! Don Siegel’s hard-edged 1964 remake of THE KILLERS (October 4, 6, 7) follows two ruthless hit men as they circle a racecar driver. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-killers-1964

In Louis Malle’s ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (October 5, 9, 12), an aging war hero and his boss’s wife connive to murder her husband in Malle’s jazzy first feature with a score by Miles Davis. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/elevator-to-the-gallows

National Theatre Live: FLEABAG (October 5, 12, 20, 25, 27): This hilarious, award-winning one-woman show, featuring recent Emmy Award-winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, that inspired the hit TV series looking at an oversexed, emotionally unfiltered, and self-obsessed woman living her sort of life. The October 5 and shows are already sold out and tickets are going fast for the remaining dates. Note that FLEABAG will return for another engagement in November—dates TBA. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/nt-live-fleabag

New 4K restorations! Originally released in two parts—THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR (October 11, 13, 14) and THE INDIAN TOMB (October 11, 13, 16)—Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic in Technicolor centers in on a love triangle between a German architect, an Indian Maharajah, and a temple dancer of uncertain origin. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/the-tiger-of-eschnapur

New restoration! In African auteur Djibril Diop Mambéty’s final feature HYENAS (October 11 & 17), a fabulously rich woman promises to shower an impoverished town with wealth, but first they must kill a local storekeeper. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/hyenas

Chicago premiere! LUCREZIA BORGIA (October 12): The historical figure Lucrezia Borgia comes alive in this stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s most powerful work. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/lucrezia-borgia

Gene Siskel Film Center Movie Club examines THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES (October 16), the documentary saga featuring the 86-year-old Anne Innis Dagg traversing the path of her groundbreaking past work with giraffes and finally finding acclaim for her pioneering research. Facilitating the post-screening discussion will be Amy Roberts, Senior Curator of Mammals, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo. Each ticket-holder attending the Movie Club post-screening discussion receives a complimentary beverage. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/movieclub

Chicago premiere! THAT PÄRT FEELING: THE UNIVERSE OF ARVO PÄRT (October 18 & 20): The music and personality of Estonian composer Arvo Pärt are explored in this compelling documentary. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/that-part-feeling-the-universe-of-arvo-part

The heart of this program that includes a wealth of Verdi-related treats, recently rediscovered documentary IN THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF (October 19), goes behind the scenes of a production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller. August Ventura, creator of the Verdi Documentary Project, is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/in-the-mouth-of-the-wolf

MY CHAR-BROILED BURGER WITH BREWER (October 20): Chicago-based independent filmmaker Jim Sikora presents a program of early work centered on his involvement with the L.A. punk/hardcore scene. Jim Sikora is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/my-char-broiled-burger-with-brewer

Fringe Benefits: The Gene Siskel Film Center presents a monthly series dedicated to provocative and outré films that have galvanized audiences and critics alike. Featured will be Paul Schrader’s CAT PEOPLE (October 25 & 31) in which a young woman experiences a sexual awakening and undergoes a violent transformation in this neon-drenched remake of Jacques Tourneur’s horror masterpiece. Presented in 35mm. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/fringebenefits

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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 $12/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. Friday matinee tickets are $8 each. 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 www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets or through the individual films’ weblinks on www.siskelfilmcenter.org. There is a surcharge of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday; and 2:00 to 6:00 pm, Sunday.

NOTE THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL TICKET PRICES:
Film Center members pay $5 per screening to the Screening/Lecture Series: Viewing Positions (August 30-December 10).

KIAROSTAMI (September 6-October 30) SATURDAY DOUBLE-BILL DISCOUNT! Buy a ticket at the regular prices for the first Kiarostami film on any Saturday in October, and get a ticket for the second Kiarostami film that day at the discounted rate with proof of original purchase: $7/general admission; $5/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

MILES DAVIS (October 4-17) and ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS DISCOUNT (October 5, 9, 12)! Buy a ticket at the regular prices for either MILES DAVIS: BIRTH OF THE COOL or ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of original purchase: $7/general admission; $5/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

THE KILLERS, FOUR KILLERS TWO-FILM DISCOUNT! Buy a ticket at the regular prices for either version of THE KILLERS (1946 version: October 4, 6, 10; 1964 version: October 4, 6, 7) and get a ticket for any show of the other version at this discount rate with proof of the original purchase: $7/general admission; $5/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

Tickets to National Theatre Live: FLEABAG (October 5, 12, 20, 25, 27) are $14/general admission and $8/Film Center members. Note: Friday Matinee discounts do not apply to the October 25 screening.

FRITZ LANG TWO-FILM DISCOUNT! Buy at ticket at the regular prices for either THE TIGER OF ESCHNAPUR (October 11, 13, 14) or THE INDIAN TOMB (October 11, 13, 16) and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of original purchase: $5/general admission; $4/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

LUCREZIA BORGIA (October 12) special ticket prices: $6/Film Center and Alliance Française members and $5/students. The usual $12/general admission price still applies.

DESOLATION CENTER (October 18-24) and MY CHAR-BROILED BURGER WITH BREWER TWO-FILM DISCOUNT (October 20)! Buy a ticket at the regular prices for either DESOLATION CENTER or MY CHAR-BROILED BURGER WITH BREWER and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of original purchase: $7/general admission; $5/students; $4/Film Center members. (This discount price applies to the second film only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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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 visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/membership.

Discounted parking is available for $19 for 24 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 www.siskelfilmcenter.org.

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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 that has grown to over 100,000. 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 1,700 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 www.siskelfilmcenter.org to learn more and find out what’s playing today.

About Panorama Latinx
Panorama Latinx is an initiative of the Gene Siskel Film Center dedicated to year-round Latin American programming. The Film Center engages the dynamic Latinx community of greater Chicago through showcasing the work of emerging and established Latinx filmmakers educational screenings, and community partnerships. http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org/panoramalatinx

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 saic.edu.

  
Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

HILTON | ASMUS CONTEMPORARY >> September 2019 Newsletter





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David Yarrow at Sotheby's Today

Bid on "78 Degrees North" and "The Old Testament"  

CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHS
27 September 2019
10:00 am EST


Two of David Yarrow's majestic works will be on the auction block today at Sotheby's New York- 10AM EST.  78 Degrees North (Lot 90) and The Old Testament (Lot 91) are the last two lots which we anticipate going under hammer at around 11:15AM (4:15pm GMT). You can follow the auction here:   https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2019/contemporary-photographs?locale=en - there will also be a live stream of the auction. If you are interested in bidding on either of both of these images, please let us know.  We are happy to assist!  



CHARITY AUCTION:

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco's gala for the Global Ocean took place last night. 
David was honored to be involved and donated Squad (his latest elephant opus) to such a vital cause. This year's guests were Robert Redford, Uma Thurman, Andy Garcia, Andrea Bocelli and Robin Thicke.  Last year the auction raised 21 million euros.  As you know, our gallery is very involved in bringing awareness and raising funds for the health of our oceans, animals and humanity.  David Yarrow is a rock star with his generosity of time and money in making our planet a better place.

HARPER'S BAZAAR

We are very proud to announce that David Yarrow's fashion shoot in Botswana is featured in 10 pages in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar Magazine! Very exciting times.  It seems that David's star is not only rising but has surpassed all other stars in his journey towards excellence.  In David's words,  "When I work for myself, there is not much pressure.  But when brands such as Prada, Gucci, Dior, and in this picture - SAINT LAURENT - are reliant on your creative processing and speed of thought, there is pressure.  I do rather enjoy the intensity and we all worked well and quickly as a team."

BOOK RELEASE:

It is with great satisfaction we announce the release of David Yarrow's latest comprehensive 368 page photography monograph of his latest images and travels. The foreword is written by superstar athlete Tom Brady.  This special edition is exclusive Yarrow collectors including a small signed photograph that accompanies the book.  Please call us for more details and to place your order.  


YARROW RETURNS TO CHICAGO: 18 - 22 NOVEMBER 2019
  
David Yarrow "Chicago" (Board of Trade)

Stay tuned for details of David Yarrow's next visit to Chicago this November.  David will spend an entire week in one of his most favorite cities in the United States.  Thank you to all for making our city and gallery an international destination!  


TIME/LIFE photojournalist Julian Wasser's 
THE WAY WE WERE Retrospective opened to a resounding success.  Julian was interviewed by ABC, WGN and FOX NEWS television along with numerous radio and magazine interviews. 
   
Thank you to those that have shown their support! 

JULIAN WASSER: THE WAY WE WERE
which will be on display in our gallery through Friday, October 4th.







Whiskey a Go-Go, 1964

Before there was paparazzi, there was Julian Wasser...

Photojournalist Julian Wasser began his career in photography in the Washington D.C. bureau of the Associated Press, where he met Weegee and rode with the famous news photographer as they shot photos of crime scenes. After serving in the Navy, the former AP copyboy became a contract photographer for Time magazine in Los Angeles and began shooting for Life and Fortune. He soon became one of the most in-demand freelance photographers working in Los Angeles. Wasser's photographs of celebrities, politicians, writers, artists and breaking news stories garnered him first place with the magazines of the time. In a career that has spanned six decades, Julian Wasser's work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Paris Match, Stern, Playboy, Elle, Vogue and GQ.

From celebrities such as Steve McQueen, Marilyn Monroe, Jack Nicholson, Brigitte Bardot, the Beatles, David Bowie, Jackson 5, to Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, the Watts Riots, the Manson murders, Andy Warhol and Joan Didion, Wasser captured the essence of the time. In 1963, his most famous photograph of Marcel Duchamp playing chess with a nude, 19 year old Eve Babitz at the Pasadena Art Museum has entered the annals of history.

In his book The Way We Were, Wasser wrote, "It might sound like a cliche now, but the fact is that everything you heard about living in Los Angeles in the 60's was true. It was a golden age and a hopeful time....The glamour of Old Holly- wood was still intact, but at the same time, everyone was approachable." His images have been described as "riveting" by the LA Times and "a perfect time capsule spanning the sixties, seventies and eighties." The millennial generation and generations after may not know the history of the era without a record to compare with today. It was a time when movie stars were movie stars and the world had hope for future generations..
Martin Luther King at Wrigley Field Los Angeles, 1963
Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globes, 1962

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival >> Festival Pass Redemption is Now Available! (Chicago, IL.)


Pass Redemption is Now Available
Buy Passes and Redeem Them For Tickets Now!
Pass holders can now redeem their passes for the 55th Chicago International Film Festival! Follow the instructions on our ticketing page to exchange your Moviegoer or Passport passes for the films of your choice! Check out our instructional video for additional guidance.
Want a pass? Buy one now and redeem it film tickets right away online! Pass prices increase Friday, September 27, so get yours now for the best deal! Share your pass admissions with a friend, or binge the best in contemporary international cinema! Passes can be used for any regular screening at the Festival.

*Please note: Passes are not valid for Opening Night, Gala Presentations, Special Presentations, Centerpiece, Tributes, Special Events, or Closing Night. Tickets for these screenings are available through their individual film or event pages.
Program Spotlights
Redeem your passes now for films in these Festival programs!
Global Currents

Journey around the globe with this expansive collection of films from Asia to Europe to South America and beyond.
Masters

This program salutes the lates movies from the world's most venerable and award-winning filmmakers.
Shorts

A robust collection of films that reflect the virtuosity and craft of the short format.

City & State

This stellar collection of films showcases the year's best stories and brightest talents from our own backyard.
Attending Artists Announced
Use your pass to see filmmakers in person! More to come!
La Llorona / Director Jayro Bustamante in attendance

The film festival offers the unique opportunity to hear from and meet filmmakers in person. Filmmakers will be coming to Chicago from around the world to share their films with our audiences. From panel discussions to red carpets to Q&As, discover which screenings will have talent in attendance. We will regularly update this list as guests are confirmed, so keep checking back!
Free Summer Screenings Program
Come out for our final free film of the summer!
Strawberry Days
Sweden
Wednesday, October 2 @ 6:30pm
Chicago Cultural Center
Free and Open to the Public

Co-presented by the Swedish American Museum and the Consulate General of Sweden in Chicago.
In this tender coming-of-age romance, Polish teenager Wojtek has joined his down-on-their-luck migrant worker parents to pick strawberries in Sweden for the summer. Smitten with the landowners’ daughter, he quickly wins Anneli over with his persistent charm. Just as love begins to blossom, the young couple is faced with not only their social and cultural differences but also each community’s own prejudices.
Sponsorship Opportunities
Are you affiliated with a corporation or organization that is looking for unique sponsorship opportunities? Contact Sponsorship Manager Jackie O'Connor for more information on our customized partnerships!
Partner Content:
The Chicago International Film Festival is proud to partner with Chicago Gourmet for this weekend's Hamburger Hop! We've put together a collection of fun hamburger-themed clips and films for the event where chefs will compete to win Chicago's Best Burger. We can't wait for this tasty, filmy event!
55th Festival Sponsors
About Cinema/Chicago

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year round non-profit arts and education organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. In addition to the Chicago International Film Festival, Cinema/Chicago's programs include: the Summer Screenings ProgramCineYouth Festival, and year-round Education Program. Celebrating its 55th edition in 2019, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive film festival.

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