At the Nightingale!
Two nights!
Friday, April 8
Saturday, April 9

The Nightingale
1084 N. Milwaukee
Chicago, IL

A program of cine-poems curated by Christy LeMaster will round out the evening.

about the project

The City in Which is an expanded cinema project based on Chicago poet Li-Young Lee’s “The City In Which I Love You”. The intersections: Where the curiosity and vision of twelve emerging filmmakers meet a poem set in our hometown. How a whirring projector sings with verses read aloud. Where image and language stride side streets together, navigating an intimate and abstract emotional topography of our city.

Joshua Dumas and Christy LeMaster distributed fresh rolls of 16mm film to a dozen experimental filmmakers, asking them to respond to the poem and to their own experience of living and making in Chicago. The resulting footage will be spliced into a combined short accompanied by a reading of the poem by Joshua, a performance built from and informed by the filmmakers’ images.

This project is supported by a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

participating artists

Melika Bass
MCA 12x12 artist, Ann Arbor Film Festival’s 48th AAFF Tour

Jeremy Bessoff
Artist-in-residence at High Concept Labs

Thomas Comerford
Conversations at the Edge, Siskel Film Center 2010

Carolyn Faber
Views From The Avant-Garde 2009, Onion City 2009

Lori Felker
Rotterdam International Film Festival 2011

Scott Foley
Wisconsin Film Festival, Ohio International Doc Film Fest

Jason Halprin
Images Festival 2009, Media City 2008, CUFF 2008

Emily Irvine
Student SAIC

Marianna Milhorat
Best Experimental- CUFF 2010

Kate Raney
Broad Shoulders Tour 2010

Jerzy Rose
Best Narrative Short-CUFF 2009

Danièle Wilmouth
Conversations at the Edge, Siskel Film Center 2010

Co-created and co-produced:
Christy LeMaster
Joshua Dumas


Thanks to:
Chicago Filmmakers
Patrick Friel
Todd Lillethun
Brenda Webb
Jason Halprin
Marianna Milhorat
Tricia Taaca

Special thanks to:
Li-Young Lee
for generously granting us permission to use his poem.