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Film, Music & Culture of NOLA and the Chicago Blues

Film, Music & Culture of NOLA and the Chicago Blues

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Charlie Steiner, John Anderson

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 11:00 AM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Come witness firsthand what WWOZ is doing to document contemporary New Orleans music culture and bask in the Chicago Blues with John Anderson!

SYNOPSIS:
Come witness firsthand what radio station WWOZ is doing to document contemporary New Orleans music culture - respecting the heritage while avoiding cliche - and hear how John Anderson, director of Horn From The Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, addresses similar issues in his series of films about Chicago blues. WWOZ's short documentary Closeup: Tank and the Bangas will be showing at the Davis Theater later in the day, and Horn From the Heart, produced by Sandra Warren, closes the CIMMfest film program Sunday evening.

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CIMMcon Presents: The Chicago Mixtape Movie Premiere

CIMMcon Presents: The Chicago Mixtape Movie Premiere

CIMMcon Film
MODERATOR: Kevin Coval

Q & A with: Paola Piers-Torres, Jalen Kobayashi, Desi Kobayashi

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Friday, November 10 @ 6:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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The Chicago Mixtape is a portrait of arts programs that create safe spaces for young people to express their voices through words and music. They have contributed a generation of artists, including Chance the Rapper.

SYNOPSIS:
The Chicago Mixtape is a portrait of arts programs that create safe spaces for young people to express their voices through words and music. They have contributed a generation of artists, including Chance the Rapper.  Systemic violence has resulted in 784 homicides in Chicago in 2016. Violence has become the norm for many residents, leaving a bleak future. This film explores how arts programs provide an alternative. Through the story of 13 year old Jalen, we enter into the world of spoken word, performance, and activism. Jalen and his peers are traversing every imaginable boundary, creating a hopeful future. By using poetry as a vehicle for change, these young people learn to pick up the tools of creation, rather than destruction. Alumni like Chance the Rapper are returning to Chicago, and contributing to these efforts, by using arts to change the public discourse. Without hope, there can be no change.

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CIMMcon Closing Night Event: Kevin Coval and A People’s History of Chicago

CIMMcon Closing Night Event: Kevin Coval and A People’s History of Chicago

CIMMcon Performance
PANELISTS: Kevin Coval, E?mon Lauren, Freesole

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 4:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Come see Kevin Coval perform live readings from his book with special guests E'mon Lauren and FreeSole!

SYNOPSIS:
A People’s History of Chicago flips to the b-side of history in the tradition of Howard Zinn, Ida B. Wells, and other narrators who counter american terror and mainstream whitewashing. In this time especially, we need to look back at the progressive legacies we inherit and the radical stream we swim in, and be emboldened to create and fight for a city/country that is more just, equitable, and fresher for all.”  Come see Kevin Coval perform works from his book LIVE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWV2UFDK9Ow

E’mon Lauren uses poetry and playwriting to explore a philosophy of hood womanism. She was named Chicago’s first Youth Poet Laureate and has performed in many venues including The Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival and The Chicago Hip Hop Theatre Fest. She was a 2016 finalist for The Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award. E’mon has been published in The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop, The Down Dirty Word, and elsewhere. She has been featured in Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and on WGN Radio. She is a member of Young Chicago Authors Teaching Artist Corps.

Freesole is an artistic collective based in Chicago, IL. We aim for people to come together to enjoy our music and other works of art. Make Waves #SoleSZN.  Freesole is a music group of young musicians from Chicago with homegrown singers, rappers, and producers. All of the artists have very unique feel while keeping a common thread throughout the diverse roster that makes up the Freesole sound: Joshua Woodley, Lee Junios, Kendrick Harmon, Al Collier, Janelle Butler, Jason Whitted, Sakyrah Morris and Jayson Doss. Come see them perform LIVE!

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Chicago Media: A History + Renaissance of Black Representation

Chicago Media: A History + Renaissance of Black Representation

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Presentation
PANELISTS: Matthew Manning, Courtney Phillips, Andre? Bobb, Zenaya Williams, Ronald Childs

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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A presentation on Chicago's rich history in America's media and Chicago's role in the media renaissance to come.

SYNOPSIS:
A presentation on Chicago's rich and influential history in America's media landscape, an evaluation of Chicago's centrality to the representation of Black life, and an exploration of Chicago's role in the media renaissance to come.

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Colossal Creators Presents: $ocial Capital

Colossal Creators Presents: $ocial Capital

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Presentation
PANELISTS: Colossal Creators

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Learn how to create, build and scale social capital to create opportunities in the creative realm to expand and grow your passion as a business.

SYNOPSIS:
Colossal Creators Presents: Understanding the side of money that you cannot see but may be more important than actual cash on hand as a creativepreneur. Learn how to create, build and scale social capital to create opportunities in the creative realm to expand and grow your passion as a business.

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Matt Muse!

CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Matt Muse!

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Performance

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 5:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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Come listen to songs from The SiKK Tape LIVE with Matt Muse!

SYNOPSIS:
Matt Muse looks forward to sharing his SiKKness with fans all over the world; but he really loves making his hometown SiKK. Come listen to songs from The SiKK Tape LIVE with Matt Muse!

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CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Rich Jones w/ Fess Grandiose!

CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Rich Jones w/ Fess Grandiose!

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Performance

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 5:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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This LIVE performance is for hip members of the art community who love quality music and connecting to positive spaces.

SYNOPSIS:
Rich Jones is a prolific soul/hip-hop artist that’s positioned himself for a great 2017. A veteran of the Chicago hip-hop scene, Rich took his time to refine his craft and expand his range to become a dynamic and versatile artist capable of creating great songs across multiple genres.
Come see Rich Jones perform LIVE!
Photo credit: Alexus McLane

CIMMFEST WOULD LIKE TO THANK:

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

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UNINTENTIONAL with Brandon Markell-Holmes

UNINTENTIONAL with Brandon Markell-Holmes

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Performance
PANELISTS: Brandon Markell-Holmes, Aymar Jean Christian, Brit Julious, Lauren Ash

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 4:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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The power of COMPLETION and being UNINTENTIONAL. A showcase of his experimental film, INTERIA. A live performance will follow the discussion!

SYNOPSIS:
Brandon will premiere his short experimental film, INERTIA, while discussing what it means to be a forward-thinking, unintentional artist. His work themes are reflective of social observations and the symbiotic relationship between art & history. Brandon's premiere works include a visual EP entitled, Inertia, featured on Afropunk, Art's Incubator with The University of Chicago, and in conjunction with OpenTV Beta at Northwestern University. A live performance will follow the discussion!

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CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Sage Slump

CIMMcon Presents: Live Performance by Sage Slump

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Performance

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 4:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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High Energy. Trap. Jazz. & Shikigami Magic!

SYNOPSIS:
Get familiar with Slumpgang’s live influence! It’s a mix of high-enegry, trap music, jazz and Shikigami Magic. Come see Sage Slump perform LIVE at CIMMcon!

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DJ Ca$h Era Presents: Winning with Women in Radio!

DJ Ca$h Era Presents: Winning with Women in Radio!

CIMMcon Presentation
PANELISTS: DJ Ca$h Era, Da'Nelle Grier

WHERE: Gideon Welles - 4500 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 1:00 PM
Tickets: FREE - CIMMfest Pass Holders have priority seating, however all CIMMcon events are free and open to the public! Remaining seating will be on a first-come-first-serve basis.
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This panel will address the struggles that women face in the radio industry, as well as, highlight various solutions and ways to start your career as a talented female radio personality and DJ!

SYNOPSIS:
As a female working in radio and as a DJ, it’s rare to find other female DJs - especially female DJs/radio personalities of color. This panel will address the struggles that women face in the radio industry, as well as, highlight various solutions and ways to start your career as a talented female radio personality and DJ!

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