Events

Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

All other events happen intermittently

 

Gather: Jenna Lyle and Weston Olencki/Hope Esser
Oct
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gather: Jenna Lyle and Weston Olencki/Hope Esser

Doors at 7, show at 7:30

Donations accepted

Gather…
…makers of diverse experimental sound and music practices for connection and creative exchange. A series curated by Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew and Rebecca Himelstein.

Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago. This program features a new collaboration by composer/performers Jenna Lyle and Weston Olencki, as well as a new work by performance artist Hope Esser.

Weston Olencki and Jenna Lyle premiere a new collaborative work.  Zooming in on Weston's face as he hyper-sustains a fundamental tone, Weston Plays a Bb; for metal Bb trombone with horizontal slide apparatus and mouthpiece, sound and graphics video, wall outlet-powered electronics, human performers aged 24 and 32 (5'8" and 5'3" respectively); explores the interplay between real and manufactured environments, resonances, and depictions of the body. From what begins a singular action, Lyle and Olencki propagate an overflow of information and sensory stimulation.

Hope Esser is a Chicago-based artist working in performance, garment, sculpture, and video. She earned her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Oberlin College (2007) and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2012), where she was awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship and the James Nelson Raymond Fellowship. She has been an artist-in-residence at Triangle Arts Association, ACRE, Hatch Projects, the Watermill Center, and Ox-Bow, where she was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Scholarship. She has performed, screened, and exhibited internationally, including at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (Indianapolis), the Watermill Center (Long Island), Gallery 400 (Chicago), ExGirlfriend Gallery (Berlin), Grace Exhibition Space (Brooklyn), Links Hall (Chicago), the Arts Club of Chicago (Chicago), Defibrillator Gallery (Chicago), La Esquina Gallery (Kansas City), and Roots & Culture (Chicago) among others.
 

For Gather, Esser will presenting a new live work called Fishing.

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Halloween at Comfort Film: The Brain (1988)
Oct
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween at Comfort Film: The Brain (1988)

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Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era presents a whole month of films for Halloween at Comfort Film.

The Brain (1988)

Plot: With the help of an alien organism, a man brainwashes audiences through television; a troubled high school student is determined to stop them. -IMDB

Director: Ed Hunt
Stars: Tom Bresnahan, Cynthia Preston, David Gale
Runtime: 94 min
Media: VHS Projection

Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE and curated/hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey.

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Comfort Music: The ERA Dance Crew, Matt Mehlan's Love & Apathy
Oct
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: The ERA Dance Crew, Matt Mehlan's Love & Apathy

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Comfort Music presents sets by:

The ERA Dance Crew, Matt Mehlan's Love & Apathy, Jessica Ray, Sherae Rimpsey
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THURSDAYS in October at Comfort Station are curated by Matt Mehlan (of SKELETON$ / Uumans / Shinkoyo) & featuring a new band (w/ double drums from Ryan Packard & Phil Sudderberg and double bass from Ayanna Woods & Charlie Kirchen) performing songs from a forthcoming LP titled "The Mehlans", out October 27th on Artist Pool / Shinkoyo.

Each Thursday brings MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, and/or DANCE from a Dream Team of the finest purveyors of Fresh Ideas and a General Joyous Creativity.
--
Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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38-hour Screening: A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) 
Oct
27
to Oct 28

38-hour Screening: A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) 

In the name of the " Global War on Terror," the U.S. has initiated and sustained military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond. After sixteen years of armed conflict, war has become normalized in the U.S., constant but distant. Now with the nation’s focus on the increasingly possible failure of the U.S. government, these conflicts have become even more invisible.

At the Comfort Station during October, 2010, Lucky Pierre will present A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present). The project will feature an extensive timeline citing historical, political, and social events occurring during the U.S. led war on terror, including the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The focus will be on the human body and its destruction and exploitation during the time of these conflicts (the collective body, individual soldiers, civilian casualties and, enemy combatants held against international law). The timeline acts as a visual marker and memorial to the many bodies now disappeared due to these ongoing conflicts.

A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) contrasts the disappearance of those bodies in the collective consciousness with the cultural saturation of the idealized bodies of popular films that act as a distraction. These movies, corresponding to the 16 years of war, will act as source material for the opening event “lectures,” and re-edited versions screened for final event. By using the highest-grossing domestic films from the war years, we will explore the interconnectedness of American values, cultural production, national/military policy, as well as official and alternative methods of historicizing.

EVENTS:

Opening Event: 16 Lectures Concerning 16 War Years Saturday, October 7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On the 16th anniversary of the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom the U.S invasion of Afghanistan, Lucky Pierre invites 16 guests to give 10 minute presentations on one of the years corresponding to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Closing Event: 38-hour Screening Friday, October 27, 8:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 10:00 PM

Lucky Pierre will screen for 38 hours the highest grossing films for each of the war years. The films have been re-edited to remove human bodies while maintaining the original runtimes - condensing and measuring 16 years of war into 2,280 minutes of now altered entertainment product. While each of the films is being screened, timeline entries correlating to the year of that film are removed from the gallery wall. At the end of the screening all timeline entries will have been removed leaving the gallery space empty.

The re-edited films screened include:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

  • Spider-Man (2002)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

  • Shrek 2 (2004)

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Avatar (2009)

  • Toy Story 3 (2010)

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)

  • Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

  • American Sniper (2014)

  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 

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Comfort Society Presents Chicago Ghost Stories with Amelia Cotter
Oct
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

Comfort Society Presents Chicago Ghost Stories with Amelia Cotter

We are super excited to have Amelia Cotter for Comfort Society just in time for Halloween! During this lecture, she will be hitting the highlights of Chicago's haunted history and taking questions from the audience on all things spooky.

Amelia Cotter is an author and storyteller with a special interest in the supernatural, history, and folklore. Her books include This House: The True Story of a Girl and a Ghost, Maryland Ghosts: Paranormal Encounters in the Free State, and the children's book Breakfast with Bigfoot.

Amelia grew up in Bel Air, Maryland, where she developed a love for historic, abandoned, and haunted places as a young child. She was fascinated by scary stories and urban legends and fancied herself one day writing about the supernatural. When she was eleven, Amelia fell in love with a local abandoned house and its resident ghost that later became the inspiration for her first book, This House. As a teenager, Amelia had many nighttime adventures with friends, ghost hunting and suburban exploring around Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Upon moving to Chicago, Amelia also dove into the world of Midwest ghostlore. Her nostalgia for the haunted history of her home state prompted her to research and compile Maryland Ghosts, and she became a tour guide with Chicago Hauntings ghost tours, giving tours around the city. Amelia has traveled throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic, exploring haunted places and speaking to audiences of all ages about the supernatural and why it fascinates us. In mid-2014, after attracting attention from television producers for her expertise on Maryland and Chicago ghostlore, Amelia joined the cast of the paranormal reality television show The R.I.P. Files.

Learn more about her here: http://www.ameliacotter.com/p/biography.html

Comfort Society is proudly sponsored by Intelligentsia.



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Comfort Music: Jessie Marino, Matt Mehlan, Rob Lundberg, D. Hall
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: Jessie Marino, Matt Mehlan, Rob Lundberg, D. Hall

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Comfort Music presents sets by:

Jessie Marino (Ensemble Pamplemousse), Matt Mehlan's Love & Apathy, Rob Lundberg (JOBS), David Hall
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THURSDAYS in October at Comfort Station are curated by Matt Mehlan (of SKELETON$ / Uumans / Shinkoyo) & featuring a new band (w/ double drums from Ryan Packard & Phil Sudderberg and double bass from Ayanna Woods & Charlie Kirchen) performing songs from a forthcoming LP titled "The Mehlans", out October 27th on Artist Pool / Shinkoyo.

Each Thursday brings MUSIC, PERFORMANCE, and/or DANCE from a Dream Team of the finest purveyors of Fresh Ideas and a General Joyous Creativity.
--
Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween at Comfort Film: Unmasked: Part 25 (1989)

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Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era presents a whole month of films for Halloween at Comfort Film.

Unmasked: Part 25 (1989)

Plot: Jackson is a lonely serial killer who is really beginning to question the point of all his killing. He is losing focus on why he started to kill in the first place. The future looks bleak until he meets a blind girl, Shelly, who begins to show him that life isn't so bad. It is all up to Jackson to decide if he's going to stop killing and start learning responsibility and think about finding a real job and starting a family. -IMDB

Director: Anders Palm
Stars: Gregory Cox, Fiona Evans, Edward Brayshaw
Runtime 1hr 25min
Media: VHS projection.

Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE and curated/hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Twisted Oyster Film Festival 2017

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Comfort Film is a venue for the 2017

Twisted Oyster Film Festival

Featuring short films by Female Film Makers.

Program TBA
Free

About the Twister Oyster Film Festival: Now in its third year, the Twisted Oyster Film Festival leads the way in search of works that push the boundaries of content and narrative with a mission to bridge culture, society and technology. For 2017, we seek to highlight women creators, directors and artists from all over the world, whose works are meaningful, innovative and go in tandem with our times. twistedoysterfilmfestival.com/home/

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Oct
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Poetry in Motion

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Chicago is known for its world famous hip hop musicians, and hard hitting street style. Music is intertwined into Chicago's DNA, history and future. A look at the dark side takes us deep into Chicago's rituals of life and death!

Featuring:

Aaron Johnson, Forging a Heritage

Eric Scholl, Divine the Lives of Nicole and Grace

Ytasha Womack, Letter to the Ancestors

Lonnie Edwards, Layne Marie Williams, An Atramentous Mind

Robin Starbuck, The Stag's Mirror

Jordan Holmes, DXTR Spits: Trap Nerd

Timothy Fryett, Of a Few Days



Come vote for your favorite films of the night. 

Remember your donation allows us to support independent and diverse filmmakers by providing them with a local network to distribute and screen their films.

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Halloween at Comfort Film: Project Nightmare (1987)
Oct
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween at Comfort Film: Project Nightmare (1987)

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Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era presents a whole month of films for Halloween at Comfort Film.

Project Nightmare (1987)

Plot: Two men in a deserted area without knowing how they got there, are trying to escape from an unknown force that pursues them. They soon discover that a secret government experiment is responsible for their situation.

Director: Donald M. Jones
Stars: Charles Miller, Seth Foster, Elly Koslo
Runtime: 74 min
Media: VHS projection.

Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE and curated/hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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16 Lectures Concerning 16 War Years: A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) 
Oct
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

16 Lectures Concerning 16 War Years: A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) 

In the name of the " Global War on Terror," the U.S. has initiated and sustained military action in Afghanistan, Iraq and beyond. After sixteen years of armed conflict, war has become normalized in the U.S., constant but distant. Now with the nation’s focus on the increasingly possible failure of the U.S. government, these conflicts have become even more invisible.

At the Comfort Station during October, 2010, Lucky Pierre will present A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present). The project will feature an extensive timeline citing historical, political, and social events occurring during the U.S. led war on terror, including the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The focus will be on the human body and its destruction and exploitation during the time of these conflicts (the collective body, individual soldiers, civilian casualties and, enemy combatants held against international law). The timeline acts as a visual marker and memorial to the many bodies now disappeared due to these ongoing conflicts.

A Thing of Great Power and Size has Gone Missing (October 7, 2001 - Present) contrasts the disappearance of those bodies in the collective consciousness with the cultural saturation of the idealized bodies of popular films that act as a distraction. These movies, corresponding to the 16 years of war, will act as source material for the opening event “lectures,” and re-edited versions screened for final event. By using the highest-grossing domestic films from the war years, we will explore the interconnectedness of American values, cultural production, national/military policy, as well as official and alternative methods of historicizing.

EVENTS:

Opening Event: 16 Lectures Concerning 16 War Years Saturday, October 7
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

On the 16th anniversary of the launch of Operation Enduring Freedom the U.S invasion of Afghanistan, Lucky Pierre invites 16 guests to give 10 minute presentations on one of the years corresponding to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Closing Event: 38-hour Screening Friday, October 27, 8:00 AM to Saturday, October 28, 10:00 PM

Lucky Pierre will screen for 38 hours the highest grossing films for each of the war years. The films have been re-edited to remove human bodies while maintaining the original runtimes - condensing and measuring 16 years of war into 2,280 minutes of now altered entertainment product. While each of the films is being screened, timeline entries correlating to the year of that film are removed from the gallery wall. At the end of the screening all timeline entries will have been removed leaving the gallery space empty.

The re-edited films screened include:

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

  • Spider-Man (2002)

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

  • Shrek 2 (2004)

  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

  • Spider-Man 3 (2007)

  • The Dark Knight (2008)

  • Avatar (2009)

  • Toy Story 3 (2010)

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)

  • Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

  • The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

  • American Sniper (2014)

  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 

GALLERY HOURS:

October 20, 1:30 to 4:30 PM 

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Halloween at Comfort Film: Iced (1988)
Oct
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Halloween at Comfort Film: Iced (1988)

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Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era presents a whole month of films for Halloween at Comfort Film.

Iced (1988)

Plot: A group of childhood friends are invited to the opening of a posh ski resort, unaware that an old nemesis has murderous plans in mind for them.

Directed by Jeff Kwitney
Starring:
Debra De Liso
Doug Stevenson
Elizabeth Gorcey
Ron Kologie
Running time: 126 minutes
Media; VHS projection.

Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE and curated/hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Fall Artist's Roundtable: Howard, Gray, Harris & Smith
Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fall Artist's Roundtable: Howard, Gray, Harris & Smith

A discourse with Movement Matters interview subjects to discuss the intersection dance, performance and the of difficulties of black and brown people in a predominately white dance world.

SYMPOSIUM PARTICIPANTS
J'Sun Howard is a Chattanooga native and a Chicago-based dancemaker and poet. J’Sun has recently received a nomination to participate in an emerging artist laboratory at Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC), and a 3Arts Award nomination. A 2014 Chicago Dancemaker’s Forum Lab Artist awardee, his choreography has appeared at local venues Links Hall, Northwestern University, Sonotheque, Lincoln Square Theatre, Insight Arts/Center for New Possibilities, Epiphany Church, Rumble Arts, and Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery. 

Dedrick Deddy Banks Gray is a native of Chicago, IL who began dancing in his early teens. He continued his training at Columbia College Chicago earning a BA in Marketing and Dance. Dedrick is an alumnus of Jacobs Pillow School of dance (Jazz to Hip Hop). He has worked with and performed the works of noted choreographers including Onye Ozuzu, Matthew Williams, Camille A. Brown, Moncell E. Durden, Darrell Jones, Francine Ott, Kelsa Robinson, Dianne McIntyre, Ni’ja Whitson, D.Saleba Grimes, Red Clay Dance Company, and Urban Bush Woman. 

William Harris, Dancer, Ground Rhythm Dance Project

Kia Smith, Dancer, Red Clay Dance Company, Deeply Rooted, Chicago Fringe Opera

Organized and moderated by Michael Workman, Founder and Director ofBridge, a (501) (c) (3) organization, reporter and columnist at The Chicago Tribune, Guardian US, Newcity & Sixty Inches From Center

ABOUT MOVEMENT MATTERS
A biweekly column at Sixty, seasonal symposia series and periodic performance initiative, Movement Matters investigates work at the intersection of dance, performance, politics, policy and issues related to the body.

Supported in part by a grant from the Illinois HumanitiesIllinois Speaksprogram. Additional program support is provided by Art Intercepts, the Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Links Hall and Audience Architects.

A program of Movement Matters, The Neo-Judson Project: Dance, Performance, Art, Politics & Philosophy and Bridge, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Thanks to our sponsor Revolution Brewing for their generous support of the Movement Matters series

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Comfort Music: Chicago Mobile Gallery + Vodstrup
Sep
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: Chicago Mobile Gallery + Vodstrup

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Comfort Music Presents:

Chicago Mobile Gallery, with a performance by Vodstrup (Bart Woodstrup)

About Vodstrup:

"Vodstrup is an artist working in time-based, electronic media with particular emphasis in the integration of sound and visuals. This audiovisual work culminates into the development of custom software capable of live, real-time performances of audio and video synthesis. When this work is compiled into a narrative format it is often enveloped by an ironic overtone, resulting from an investigation of sociological peculiarities, and derived from his personal philosophies. Examples of this work, termed Live Cinema, have explored topics of Internet dating services, pharmaceutical commercials, NASCAR, and brand/product placement. His work has been performed at many significant venues such as Recontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin), SEAMUS, Siggraph, Spring in Havana (Cuba), Version>03, Neuberger Museum, Currents 2013, and the National Gallery of Art. In 2005 he was a founding member of Pauline Oliveros’ telepresence ensemble Tintinnabulate. When he is not teaching in the Time Arts department of Northern Illinois University, he can be found hacking solar powered LED lawn lamps, inventing ways to carbon-neutrally power his plethora of electronic gadgets, or taking long walks with his pet, Rutt Etra. For his performance at Comfort Station Vodstrup will improvise soundscapes recently commissioned by New Delhi artist Uday Kulkarni for a collaborative album entitled Eureka."

Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Sep
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Released and Abandon: Shredder Orpheus (1990)

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Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era returns with a screening of

Shredder Orpheus (1990)

Director: Robert McGinley
Starring: 
Robert McGinley
Megan Murphy
Steven Jesse Bernstein
Amy Denio
Plot: Skateboarder named Orpheus and friends go to Hell to stop television signals that are brainwashing America.
Runtime: 90mins
Media: VHS projection.


Hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey writer for the DAILY GRINDHOUSE.
Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE.

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON
Sep
24
10:30am10:30am

Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century

COMING SOON

Photos and Installation by Logan Square Preservation and Jillian Hansen-Lewis

Opening Reception: Sunday September 3rd, 10:30-1:00pm

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd - September 30th

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20 th Century Is a Historical photography exhibit curated by Andrew Schneider, in partnership with Logan Square Preservation.

COMING SOON is a site-specific text installation by Jillian Hansen-Lewis in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In the installation, Jillian weaves the language of advertising and affection, interlacing the inside andoutside with comfort.

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Video! Video! Video Festival Day 2

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FREE FILM FESTIVAL!!!

Mending by D S Chapman
Bottom Aspirations Ep. 03- Leftovers by Zach Hill
Cactus by anna ialeggio
Freed From Desire by Loraine Wible
Hank by Ava Threlkel
Beach Bummed by Molly Jo Shea
PSYCHIC SCREAM by VIRGINIA LEE MONTGOMERY
Get Lost by Malu Ayers
CLUB by Ruby T
Fake Cloud by Crystal Heiden
Stag, Dragged by Jonathan Leib

Make sure to check out Video! Video! Video Festival Day 1 and Video! Video! Video Festival Day 3: Grantee Showcase!

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Comfort Music: Amina Ross/Ashley McClenon + AJ McClenon
Sep
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: Amina Ross/Ashley McClenon + AJ McClenon

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Comfort Music Presents:

Animation screening by artists Amina Ross and Ashley McClenon, with live music performed by AJ McClenon.

About Amina Ross:

"Amina is an undisciplined creative who works across mediums and shapes spaces that honor darkness and love, often using language and light through video installations, sculptural work, and in their work with people. Amina has shown work at the Black Cinema House, Vox Populi, Links Hall, and Hyde Park Art Center, among several other venues. Amina has spoken on panels and taught workshops at the College Arts Association Conference, Allied Media Conference, Black Artist Retreat, Threewalls, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, among other venues. Amina attended ACRE (Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) in 2015 and was a part of Chicago Artist Coalition’s BOLT Residency 2015-2016 cohort. Amina is currently Curator-in-Residence for Links Hall’s 2017-2018 season. Amina co-runs F4F, a Black and femme centered space in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, and is a Lead Artist of the Teen Creative Agency at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Amina's commitment to loving, challenging spaces has manifested in the founding of 3rd Language (2011-2015), a queer arts collective."

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About AJ McClenon:

"Originally from Washington D.C, A.J. McClenon grew up in “D.C. proper,” Baltimore and New York during the administrations of Reagan, Clinton, and Bush. A.J.’s work sets personal narratives alongside empirical data, leveling the hierarchies of truth. A.J. holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maryland College Park. A.J. has also studied at Eugene Lang College. A.J. has performed and shown work throughout the US, at institutions including Steppenwolf, The Promontory, Woman Made Gallery, Echo Park Film Center, Chicago Filmmakers, Fine Art Complex 1101, and Longwood Arts Center. A.J. is currently a co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity.  A.J. is also a co-founder of F4F, a domestic venue that cultivates a femme community, centers blackness, and expands upon understandings of what domestic space can be.

Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Sep
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Little Mexico Film Festival Presents: Programmer's Cut Uncensored

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Comfort Film and the Little México Film Festival present

Programmer's Cut Uncensored

A shorts film program curated by Latino Film Festival programmer Maria Lopez.

Program:

The Pastor’s Daughter/La Hija del Pastor - Genre: Thriller
Panama/2016/10 min. 
Directed by Jesús Adames
On a hot tropical night a man named "El Pastor" is murdered at a gas station. 15 years later Naki, a free spirit, meets an infirmary student named Zola who becomes her best friend. Together they look for Cobra, a man Naki believes was her father’s killer on that horrible night.

Marta Rosa - Genre: Drama
USA/México/2015/10 min. 
Directed by Barbara Cigarroa
Immediately following the tragic death of her young child, a rural Mexican woman, Marta Rosa, must struggle to persevere through both her own internal grief and the harsh realities of the world around her.

The Child/El Niño - Genre: Drama
Venezuela/2015/17 min. 
Directed by Valeria Valentina Bolívar
This is the story about a day in the life of a mother and her son. A story which evokes emotions of love, sadness, the immensity of the universe, the minuteness of human beings, incomprehension and the hope of finding a better life.

Videogames/Videojuegos - Genre: Drama
Argentina/2014/18 min. 
Directed by Cecilia Kang
Rocío can't deal with the idea of separating herself from Melina, her best friend, who is about to move away. The pain and frustration that emerges from this change quickly turns into fierce rivalry that arrives at a critical point when they decide to face each other in a "Pump It Up" challenge at the arcade.

Moss/Musgo - Genre: Drama
Costa Rica/2014/21 min. 
Directed by Ariel Escalante
Lila feels that by selling the family’s land she will be giving up the last connection with her deceased parents. When travelling to their estate for the last time, Lila will be confronted by her own sense of loneliness and will try to hold on to the only person she has left, her brother Antonio.

Nothing Happens Here/Aquí No Pasa Nada - Genre: Drama
Mexico/2014/16 min. 
Directed by Rafa Lara
In present day Mexico, the life of several families in poor and lawless regions is threatened by organized crime. In this short film, an old peasant suffers the anguish by defending the life of his daughter and granddaughter. Will his stand for justice against the cartel only worsen their situation?



About the Little Mexico Film Festival: The Little México Film Festival or LiMe Film Fest an itinerant & international festival of short films by independent filmmakers, was founded in 2010 in the Little Village Chicago Il. to provide a constructive platform for filmmakers of any skill level and provide an opportunity to explore issues that affect communities through dialogue. 
LiMe Film Fest seeks to expose cinematic talent of all ages and levels and welcomes all media/audiovisual individuals and arts organizations to participate. 
limefilmfest.com/about-nos.html




Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Once In A Lifetime: Fab Five—The Texas Cheerleader Scandal!
Sep
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Once In A Lifetime: Fab Five—The Texas Cheerleader Scandal!

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Once in a Lifetime, Chicago's best and Only Lifetime comedy screening series presents;

Fab Five-The Texas Cheerleader Scandal!

Plot: A teacher is harassed by a group of snotty, popular cheerleaders who think they can get away with anything. However, the teacher has no intention of taking their rude behavior.

Comedic commentary and riffing provided by Katie Rife and a very special guest to be announced. 

Hosted and presented by AV Club's Katie Rife. 

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Comfort Society presents: Sarah Blankenbaker
Sep
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Comfort Society presents: Sarah Blankenbaker

Function follows image: a revisionist account of functionalist architecture in light of recent history

The earliest known photograph, taken by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce around 1826, depicts a view from the window of the photographer's estate. Since then, photography's relationship to architecture has remained more-or-less the same. Recently, though, images have become more than documentation. In the work of certain architects, photographs substitute for drawing and other processes in the production of a building. But is this shift from after-the-fact representation to working medium really so new? A look back at functionalism in the first half of the last century suggests an alternative history for images and photography within architecture.

Sarah Blankenbaker is a clinical assistant professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Her current research examines historical, visual, and disciplinary connections between photography and architecture. While at UIC, Sarah was the 2015-16 Douglas A. Garofalo fellow. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked for Terreform in New York and Zago Architecture in Los Angeles. She holds a M.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture and a BA in mathematics and visual art from the University of Chicago.

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Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON
Sep
17
10:30am10:30am

Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century

COMING SOON

Photos and Installation by Logan Square Preservation and Jillian Hansen-Lewis

Opening Reception: Sunday September 3rd, 10:30-1:00pm

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd - September 30th

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20 th Century Is a Historical photography exhibit curated by Andrew Schneider, in partnership with Logan Square Preservation.

COMING SOON is a site-specific text installation by Jillian Hansen-Lewis in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In the installation, Jillian weaves the language of advertising and affection, interlacing the inside andoutside with comfort.

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Gather: Sojourner Zenobia/Charmion
Sep
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gather: Sojourner Zenobia/Charmion

FREE -- Doors at 7, Show at 7:30

Gather…
…makers of diverse experimental sound and music practices for connection and creative exchange. A series curated by Adam Shanley, Allen Moore, Nick Meryhew and Rebecca Himelstein.

Gather is an experimental music series bringing musicians from different scenes, backgrounds, practices, disciplines, and communities together for connection and artistic exchange. We curate this series with our attention toward introducing musicians who may not otherwise cross paths and whose works dialogue in compelling ways. By doing so, we hope to leave potential for collaboration and familiarity amongst different experimental music forms in Chicago.

This month's performance features multidisciplinary artists Sojourner Zenobia and Charmion in an evening of text, movement, meditation, and drone. 

Sojourner Zenobia graduated from Naropa University in 2006 with a BFA in multidisciplinary performance. In 2008 they founded Soul Journey Projects, a multi-disciplinary performance ensemble. Zenobia attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2009, the Pantheatre school of choreographic theater, and the Roy Hart experimental vocal training in Paris in 2012. Weaving together these diverse trainings, they create participatory processes that bring out raw and magnetizing performances in both ensemble projects and solo work.

Charmion is a solo performance project combining drone, movement, text, and installation. Active since June of 2017, they have previously performed at Ballroom Projects, Defibrillator Gallery, and Fat City.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial: You Will Not See Me
Sep
16
1:00pm 1:00pm

Chicago Architecture Biennial: You Will Not See Me

‘You Will Not See Me’ brings together artists, performers, and filmmakers to investigate the reception of video work in and through Chicago’s unchartered, unconventional art spaces. In order to investigate our relation to time, space and Chicago’s urban sprawl, we present a select showcase of video work embedded within locally specific histories, connecting works to the cultural context of each selected site, in an attempt to further an exchange of artistic dialogue between Chicago and artists from other parts of the world. Different sites will be temporarily activated through video work, creating an urban video laboratory that invites visitors to neighborhood cultural centers they may otherwise never visit, not understand, as sites for extending the conversation we often situate in the visual arts. These video interventions will serve the public as well as the cultural spaces they are exhibited in to place a spotlight on the agency of video as a medium of political resistance.

Video artists and film makers include: Ashish Avikunthak, Wim Delvoye, Ana Maria Millán, Mika Rottenberg, and Sterling Ruby

Videos will be on view at locations across Chicago:
Lawrence and Clark, 4751 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Kim's Corner Foods, 1371 W Estes Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
Comfort Station, 2579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

Showing at Comfort Station:
Wim Delvoye's Paper Aeroplanes, 1998, single channel video on monitor, 7:04 minutes (text below is from dbnl.org, a Dutch academic site) 

Paper Aeroplanes (1998) shows a fictional politician, barely visible over a mass of microphones. He is making a speech in a huge hall to an audience of confirmed supporters. The video emphasizes the form: the magnificent setting, the immense crowd of people, the unceasing applause, the speaker's rhetorical gestures and the intonation of his voice. This could not be in greater contrast to the content, which is a poetic plea for making paper aeroplanes, a practical explanation and a eulogy on the relaxing nature of this childlike occupation: ‘Paper aeroplanes are a source of immense pleasure’.

In terms of form, he pulls out all the propaganda and indoctrination stops. In a short period such topics as politics and the media, narcissism, and power, and art and propaganda are appositely touched upon. The caricatural cliché is easily recognizable and at times disquieting since form and content are subtly blended together. This work demonstrates that all aesthetic and social conventions are reversible and that the significance all too often derives from the decoration and not the essence. As always in Delvoye's work, Paper Aeroplanes can also be interpreted as a metaphor for art and the artist. The same media laws of seduction and the powers of persuasion apply here too.

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Comfort Music: Rootweb + Zach Good/Lia Kohl
Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: Rootweb + Zach Good/Lia Kohl

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Comfort Music Presents:

Performances by Rootweb and Zach Good/Lia Kohl (members of Mocrep)

About Rootweb:

"Rootweb is a solo performance project by artist Nick Meryhew. Nick Meryhew is a performer, improviser, and curator whose work focuses on the social and political aspects of performance. His recent work explores the possibilities of anti-disciplinary art through the use of the imaginary and the contradictory. Nick is a founding member and curator of the music and performance group Mocrep, and regularly performs and curates around Chicago"

About Mocrep:

"Mocrep is a Chicago-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of radical, 21st century music that engages with contemporary culture - aesthetically, socially, and politically. We specialize in works that not only synthesize music, theater, and performance art, but also productively embrace the differences between these mediums. In this way, we hope to expose and explore new possibilities in performance today.

Comprised of eleven performers, the group’s practice reflects upon the idea of music as a medium, the meaning of performance as a social relationship, and the potential of art as a catalyst for change. Mocrep constantly pushes to address political, social, and cultural questions through performance, and aims to create spaces for audiences to do the same. Collaboration is a central part of this practice, both between composers and performers and across artistic disciplines.

Mocrep has collaborated with such ensembles as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and eighth blackbird, participated in Constellation Chicago’s Frequency Festival and a ten-day Festival celebrating the work of Mathias Spahlinger. Last season included U.S. premieres of works by Jennifer Walshe, Brigitta Muntendorf, and Maximillian Marcoll, and world premieres of works by Mathias Monrad Moller, Sam Scranton, Molly Roth, and a new radio opera by Ludwig Abraham. Other collaborators include Goethe-Institut Chicago, Lumpen Radio, Mana Contemporary, Illinois Humanities Council, and the DePaul Art Museum. Mocrep was one of three young ensembles to be invited to the prestigious Ferienkurse fr Neue Musik Darmstadt in 2016"

Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

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Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo (1973)
Sep
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo (1973)

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Comfort Film will be screening an El Santo film for his 100th Birthday Anniversary with a screening of

Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo (1973)
(Santo & Blue Demon vs. Dracula & the Wolf Man)

Director: Miguel M. Delgado
Stars: 
El Santo
Blue Demon
Aldo Monti

Plot: Dracula returns to rule the world with help from Wolfman and his legion of followers. Victory seems assured until El Santo and Blue Demon are summoned to put them down for good.

Media: DVD digital projection.
Runtime: 90 min
Spanish with English Subtitles.

Preceding this we will show clips from a Mexican Magazine tv show called "Programa Contrapunto" which had a series of episodes exploring Mexican Lucha Libra called "Programa Contrapunto: Pro Wrestling. Circus, Miming, Theater or Sport?" which aried in 1984. It features El Santo, Blue Demon and others from the Mexican Wrestling scene. 

IF You have any El Santo paraphernalia please bring it to the screening! We would love to see it. 

About El Santo: Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984), more widely known as El Santo (The Saint), was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado (Spanish for masked professional wrestler), film actor, and folk icon. El Santo, along with Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras, is one of the most famous and iconic of all Mexican luchadores, and has been referred to as one of "the greatest legends in Mexican sports." His wrestling career spanned nearly five decades, during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in comic books and movies. He is said to have popularized professional wrestling in Mexico just as Rikidozan did in Japan. -IMDB

We would like to thank so very much Ignacio Molina Moysen of Filmoteca UNAM for premitting us to show this great Santo film.
filmoteca.unam.mx


Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

Free.
No BYOB

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Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON
Sep
10
10:30am10:30am

Viewing for Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century

COMING SOON

Photos and Installation by Logan Square Preservation and Jillian Hansen-Lewis

Opening Reception: Sunday September 3rd, 10:30-1:00pm

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd - September 30th

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20 th Century Is a Historical photography exhibit curated by Andrew Schneider, in partnership with Logan Square Preservation.

COMING SOON is a site-specific text installation by Jillian Hansen-Lewis in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In the installation, Jillian weaves the language of advertising and affection, interlacing the inside andoutside with comfort.

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Group 312 Films: 2017 Annual Report
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Group 312 Films: 2017 Annual Report

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Comfort Film Welcomes

Group 312 Films presents "The 2017 Annual Report"

Featuring a night of videos by local collective GROUP 312 FILMS. 

Featured directors include; Angela Branstrom, Anna Munzesheimer, Dave Purdie, Brian Klein, Richard Syska, Kevin B. Chatham, Evan Senger, Eric Branstrom, John Babbin, Emily Tolan, Vesna Jovanovic, Joseph Witkowski.

About Group 312: Group 312 films was founded in
2001 as a group of Chicago-based directors, actors and artists who explore the creation of monthly themed videos with a mission to learn, inspire, and find motivation with each other through the collective environment. This screening continues the tradition of previous years’ programs highlighting the broad range of original ideas created as a result of the monthly topics selected. The videos selected for screening at this Comfort Station event represent a selection of videos that are; narrative, abstract, simple, elegant, humorous, smart or stylish reflecting the variety of artistic visions that represent the individual perspectives of the various directors. This presentation features a selection of highlighted shorts made in 2017. Group 312 Films is currently looking to expand our membership and encourages film makers of all skill levels who might be interested in joining our group to attend.
http://group312films.com/


Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Sep
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

Comfort Music: Fathoms (KG Price + Jacob Kart)

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About Fathoms:

"Fathoms is Chicago's Jacob Kart (Bucket Brigade and solo) on samples and guitar with KG Price (The Lucky Trikes and solo) on drums and vocals. The duo is mostly improvised but after a few listens one notices motifs and reoccurring colors. The drums are often haptic and melodic with repetitive vocals that hang on the looped out and minimalist motorik of the guitar. The result is often ethereal yet busy, dreamy yet tangible. "

fathomssounds.bandcamp.com

Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7 pm, show starts promptly at 7:30 pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**
 

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El Santo 100th anniversary, El Santo vs La Mujeres Vampiro 1962
Sep
6
8:00pm 8:00pm

El Santo 100th anniversary, El Santo vs La Mujeres Vampiro 1962

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Comfort Film will be screening an El Santo film for his 100th anniversary. 

El Santo vs. las Mujeres Vampiro (1962)

Directed by Alfonso Corona Blake
Starring
El Santo
Lorena Velázquez
Jaime Fernández
Augusto Benedico
María Duval
Javier Loya
Ofelia Montesco

Running time 89 minutes
Spanish with English subtitles.
Projection: DVD digital projection. 

Plot: A professor recruits a professional wrestler to protect his daughter from vampires intent on kidnaping her and marrying her to the devil.

About El Santo: Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta (September 23, 1917 – February 5, 1984), more widely known as El Santo (The Saint), was a Mexican Luchador enmascarado (Spanish for masked professional wrestler), film actor, and folk icon. El Santo, along with Blue Demon and Mil Máscaras, is one of the most famous and iconic of all Mexican luchadores, and has been referred to as one of "the greatest legends in Mexican sports." His wrestling career spanned nearly five decades, during which he became a folk hero and a symbol of justice for the common man through his appearances in comic books and movies. He is said to have popularized professional wrestling in Mexico just as Rikidozan did in Japan. -IMDB

We would like to thank so very much Ignacio Molina Moysen of Filmoteca UNAM for premitting us to show this great Santo film.
filmoteca.unam.mx

More Details TBA.

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

Free.
No BYOB

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Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON
Sep
3
10:30am10:30am

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century//COMING SOON

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20th Century

COMING SOON

Photos and Installation by Logan Square Preservation and Jillian Hansen-Lewis

Opening Reception: Sunday September 3rd, 10:30-1:00pm

Exhibition Dates: September 3rd - September 30th

Greetings from Logan Square: Real Photo Postcards from the early 20 th Century Is a Historical photography exhibit curated by Andrew Schneider, in partnership with Logan Square Preservation.

COMING SOON is a site-specific text installation by Jillian Hansen-Lewis in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial. In the installation, Jillian weaves the language of advertising and affection, interlacing the inside andoutside with comfort.

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Lightlessness Productions presents: Abstr/action + Senses i-v
Aug
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lightlessness Productions presents: Abstr/action + Senses i-v

Comfort Music, every Thursday
Doors open at 7pm, show starts promptly at 7:30pm
No cover (donations encouraged and appreciated!)
**No Alcohol is permitted at Comfort Station**

Matthew James Manowski, founder of LIGHTLESSNESS Productions presents: Abstr/action + Senses i-v. This series focuses on two elements, time and space, with one unique caveat-chance possibilities through instructions for artists, selected at random. Manowski has cultivated a pool of creators from his work with Mozawa and through his annual, Sources of Light experimental music series. For this series he's dipping into the tremendous talents within. This series of exhibitions are entirely ephemeral and singular experiences, which highlight the fleeting nature of both time and space. Performers, media artists, video artists, poets, writers and composers are given the opportunity to explore and react to the theme of time and space. Each exhibition is durational and will cover an array of artistic material. The overarching insinuation of the Abstr/action + Senses i-v is the merging of discovery, improvisatory fluidity and the merging of art and life. Interpretations of the dimensions we experience as humans shifting in real-time are not limited to the actual space at the Comfort Station, collaborators from other national cities and international cities are included in the explorations of time and space through internet transmissions. 

Artists involved: (in no particular order and in no way an exhaustive list of collaborators)

Cassie Brehmer: Performer, and director (Chicago)
Rick Schlude: Sound artist, videographer (Chicago) 
Perfect Messages: Sound artist and visual artist (Chicago)
Joshua Miller: Audio engineer and sound artist (Chicago)
Lindsey Rae Gjording: Video Artist and writer (NYC) 
Rebecca Lund: Poet and writer (Madrid/NYC)
Carolyn Molloy: Actress and performer (Chicago)
David Means: Composer and professor emeritus (MPLS)
Eaglepose: Video artist and performer (Chicago)
Matt Kauffman: Musician (Chicago)
Zach Barr: Musician (Chicago)

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Aug
30
8:00pm 8:00pm

Released and Abandoned: Whatever Happened to Susan Jane (1982)

Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era returns with a screening of

Whatever Happened to Susan Jane (1982)

Sponsored by the DAILY GRINDHOUSE.

Plot: A bored suburban housewife tracks down a former high school chum and finds her living a bohemian lifestyle in San Francisco.

Director: Marc Huestis
Stars: Ann Block
Francesca Rosa
Lulu
Unrated

Runtime: 60mins
Media: Digital Projection

Hosted by Paul Freitag-Fey writer for the DAILY GRINDHOUSE.

About:
Released and Abandoned: Forgotten Oddities of the Home Video Era is a monthly series curated by Paul Freitag-Fey from the Daily Grindhouse featuring odd and lost/forgotten movies from the home video era some never distributed in theaters or on DVD. 

Free
No BYOB

Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.

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Two Cookie Minimum Returns to Comfort Station
Aug
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Two Cookie Minimum Returns to Comfort Station

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Chicago's zine/comics/author/poet/cookie-centric reading series Two Cookie Minimum is back Tuesday August 29th, 8pm at the Comfort Station Logan Square 2579 N Milwaukee Ave. The series held residency there each summer in 2015 and 2016 and we're excited to be back at one of Chicago's most interesting public spaces. Weather permitting, we're looking to take the event to the lawn and read to the open Logan Square. 

The reading lineup includes performance poet Jane Haldiman, zinester Rory Britt (of Burn Black Zine Distro), writer Randy Ross (visiting from Boston, MA), and YA author James Kennedy. Hosted by Johnny Misfit. And as always there will be free cookies. 

The reading is open to the public. Donations accepted at the door to support future Comfort Station programming.

Two Cookie Minimum is a reading series that aims to bring together writers and self publishers. It gives emerging writers a forum and showcases the Chicago zine community. CHI PRC is a sponsor of Two Cookie Minimum. Cookie drawings on the flyer from Jan Racketz who doodled them during a pastTCM reading.

For more information the series visit the TCM blog attwocookieminimum.blogspot.com

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