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The Devil & Themselves: films by JB Mabe.

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

Comfort Film presents a whole month of anologue works on Film in August. 

The Devil & Themselves: films by JB Mabe.

The screening is divided into two sections. The first part consists of very short films ranging from 30 seconds to 8 minutes, created from 2008-2014, and totaling 35 minutes. The second part is my earliest completed and titled film from 2008, which I've picked away at
throughout the years.

TO ANOTHER; A tiny poem. 2010
ADDY CHOO; Flipcam, cross processed Kodachrome, old animations. Too much distance from the subject. 2013
MEASURES KINDLING; A fire. A figure. A flash. 2012
PASTORAL; Altering landscape.Cheeky. 2008
TO ITS BLOOM; A sculpture of scraps. 2010
TO QUIT, TO QUIET & TO MARK THE SHAPE; Two Christmastime films. Two sides of the mountain. 2011
NOCTURNE: BLUE AND GOLD - PUNKIN' DOUGHNUTS; Simple elements used for a nighttime portrait. Takes on a little wistfulness in the past couple years. 2010
TO FALL; The interior of Jim & Tammy Faye's PTL theme park. 2010
SMART CHICKENS, RICKETY WORLD; Junkyard cows and animators hands. Title lifted from Charles Simic. 2014

The fella who made this is pretty unrecognizable to me. 2008

"But to the end of time certain places of the world remain defined for him as the place where those sensations were; and his only possible answer to the question where anything is will be to say 'there,' and to name some sensation or other like those first ones, which shall identify the spot. Space means but the aggregate of all our possible sensations". -William James

JB Mabe is a filmmaker, programmer, and librarian. Formerly of The Nightingale, Chicago 8 FF, Chicago Underground FF, Chicago Filmmakers & Onion City FF. Screened at New York FF, Ann Arbor FF, Images, Jihlava, and others.


Programmed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.