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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

 

Comfort Film in conjunction with Borderland Collective’s Northern Triangle: Granito: How To Nail A Dictator

  • Comfort Station 2579 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States

Comfort Film along with ThreeWalls presents
Granito: How To Nail A Dictator

Programming being held in conjunction with Borderland Collective’s Northern Triangle on view at Threewalls @ Rational Park. (https://www.facebook.com/events/831220400337276)

GRANITO: How to Nail a Dictator (2011)
Director: Pamela Yates
RUNNING TIME: 104 mins
Media: Digital Projection

Granito: How to Nail a Dictator is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala’s past, and how a documentary film intertwined with a nation’s turbulent history emerges as an active player in the present. In Granito our characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Each of the five main characters whose destinies collide in Granito are connected by Guatemala’s past. In 1982, Guatemala was engulfed in an armed conflict during which a genocidal “scorched earth” campaign by the military killed nearly 200,000 Maya people including 45,000 disappeared. Now, as if a watchful Maya god were weaving back together threads of a story unraveled by the passage of time, forgotten by most, our characters become integral to the overarching narrative of wrongs done and justice sought that they have pieced together, each adding their granito, their tiny grain of sand, to the epic tale. (http://skylight.is/films/granito)

About the Borderland Collective: Borderland Collective is a social art project that facilitates the participatory exploration of geographic and sociocultural borders. Fueled by collaborations between artists, educators, youth, and community members we use art as a means to engage complex issues and build space for diverse perspectives, meaningful dialogue, and modes of creation and reflection. (http://www.borderlandcollective.org/)

About ThreeWalls: Threewalls is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to increasing Chicago’s cultural capital by cultivating contemporary art practice and discourse. Through a range of exhibition and public programs, including symposiums, lectures, performances and publications, Threewalls creates a locus of exchange between local, national and international contemporary art communities. (http://three-walls.org/)

The screening is Free.
More details TBA.