The Carrefour Collaborative and AnySquared present a special Cinema Minema: The Agronomist (Directed by Jonathan Demme, 2003, 90 min.) Sunday, February 2, at 8:30pm Cole’s Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
Sunday, February 2, at 8:30pm Featuring a short presentation regarding Carrefour Collaborative’s work, by founder Paul Karner followed by screening of The Agronomist Cole’s Bar, 2338 N. Milwaukee, Chicago
The event is free (a portion of the bar sales will go to support the efforts of the Carrefour Collaborative)
The Agronomist (Directed by Jonathan Demme, 2003, 90 min.) is a documentary following the life of Haitian radio personality and activist Jean Dominique. The film provides a gritty and inspiring look into Haiti’s struggle for democracy underneath successive repressive and corrupt regimes. Dominique founded Radio Haiti-Inter and used the platform to broadcast the struggles of Haiti’s poor majority. The first station to broadcast entirely in Creole (and not in French) Radio Haiti Inter was a powerful voice for a democratic Haiti. Despite Haiti’s ability to silence critics and activists, Radio Haiti-Inter managed to broadcast for over 3 decades only to close a few years after Dominique’s assassination in 2000. The film illuminates the struggle of Haiti’s poor underclass and the passionate voices of those who fought for the heart of their troubled home country.
The Carrefour Collaborative is a Chicago based non-profit organization that provides grants to artists working in Haiti. As the group plans to return in March, proceeds from the evening will be used to subsidize the costs of hiring a young Haitian film crew to document the work of the sponsored artists in Haiti.
The Carrefour Collaborative seeks to provide the freedom to create. We choose our artists based on merits alone and work from there. We provide what the artists needs most, from basic living expenses to top of the line recording technology. Our only requirement is art — the sponsored artist is fully accountable for providing a finished work at the end of the funding period. We believe that in leveling the playing field for Haitian artists, the global artistic community will benefit just as much as the sponsored artists.
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DECK THE HOLODECK A Celebration of the Best, the Worst, and the Blorst of Star Trek TNG
Sunday, December 1 at 6pm Cole’s, 2338 N. Milwaukee
In honor of the upcoming holiday season, Cinema Minima presents Deck the Holodeck: A Celebration of the Best, the Worst and the Blorst of Star Trek TNG. The crew of the starship enterprise has encountered many exotic planets but few have come close to the range of excitement that is contained within the holodeck. Join us on December 1 and make sure to set phasers on fun!
Thanks to the audience, we had a another great event on November 3rd because of you! Gratitude to the filmmakers and writers who participated in our inaugural residency. Special thanks to Tucker Dryden who, once again, MC’d and took us through the evening with humor and style! And, as always, Cole’s Bar is wonderful supporter!
Check back soon: films will be posted along with all writing submissions! ____
Call For Filmmakers, Videographers, or Moving-Image-Makers Make interpretations of 1 or more of the essays below: any length under 5 min (30 sec/1 min/3 min, etc) and any aesthetic, format, or interpretation: experimentation through film/video encouraged.
DEADLINE EXTENDED to Friday Nov 1st for submitting finished film(s). All Films can be dropped off or mailed to AnyWhere Space, 2328 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647. All films received by November 1st will be screened. email@example.com
AnySquared organizes this ongoing series. Aspiring to present an atmosphere to enjoy good films with good friends (and good drinks), We explore a menagerie of themes, ideas and experiences through film/video.
AnySquared invites film suggestions and welcomes groups to curate a night of independent films.