Comfort Film Presents
An Evening of Cinematic Works by Layne Marie Williams.
A Fundraiser to support Layne's new film project "Scutly".
A sneak peek at Layne's new project "Scutly"
An Atramentous Mind
A police officer is confronted with his own abuse of power and his newfound perspective saves him from making a deadly mistake.
A film by Lonnie Edwards & Layne Marie Williams
In DIVINITY, two young women explore the concept of women as heaven on earth, using only bare-bones technology, paint,
nd original poetry.
DOLLFACE tackles the web-like topic of the institution of marriage.
Examining both the good and the bad, the film endeavors to explore everything from the societal, religious, and racial pressures surrounding the mystery of marriage, through the characters of Dot and Max, a contemporary interracial couple faced with the curse of ultimate incompatibility.
The Stonebirds 18:00
Conceived by Tess McChesney Kunik,
HE STONEBIRDS ricochets between Mount Olympus and the mortal world, bearing witness to sexual violence through time and space, committed against goddesses and humans alike. Through found footage, interviews, dance, and narrative collage, the film explores the notion of the fallen woman and art as a means of rebuilding after abuse.
The protagonists from .DIVINITY. return in RITUAL (Prt 2) to proclaim their sexual being battle cries against feminine slander and oppression.
The Adventures of Miss Glitch 6:30
THE ADVENTURES OF MISS GLITCH is a companion piece to PLANT ME HERE; a devised immersive experience based on the poetry of Jason Rosenberg. Curated by Emma Arrick for BRAT Productions.
Bild Lilli Splash 4:02
BILD LILLI SPLASH ponders the idolatry of the female form and dives head first into the rebellious destruction of that mysticism. Incorporating life-size dolls and stop motion, it begs the question:
What depth is there to plasticity?
Media: Digital Projection
The screening is Free but donations are welcome to support Layne's new film project "Scutly".
About Layne Marie Williams
ayne Marie Williams is an award winning director/filmmaker located in Chicago, IL.
She is the Founder and Director of Women Of The Now: A creative movement, film company, and social media group that supports and empowers women in the arts. Layne Marie is the Co-Founder/Director of The Women's Film Festival originating in Philadelphia, PA, and is in the developmental stages of bringing a form of the festival to Chicago. Her most recent film DollFace was an official selection of the Driftless Film Festival, Chicago Feminist Film Festival and the Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival, and received The Award of Recognition: Women Filmmakers by The IndieFest. Layne Marie's work has been screened at Comfort Station, The Mineral Point Opera House, The Nightingale, The Dojo, CANVAS, The Chicago Public Library, FEED Arts and The Women's Film Festival.
Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa.
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 Presents