Author Archives: Joe

Rewriting Women’s Place in Film

Rewriting Women’s Place in Film

CIMMcon Panel
PANELISTS: Angie Gaffney, Jan Johnson, Paola Piers-Torres, Jennifer Reeder

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 12:00 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 women filmmakers who are making great strides and continuing to pave the way for more diversity in the film industry. Brava ladies!

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Directors, Producers and Writers come in all shapes, colors, sizes and with varied experiences in the film industry. Come listen to women filmmakers who are making great strides and continuing to pave the way for more diversity in the film industry. Brava ladies!

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Financial Fireside Chat

Financial Fireside Chat

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

CIMMcon Presentation
MODERATOR: Jeff Badu

WHERE: The Grafton Pub - 4530 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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This presentation is great for up-and-coming young professionals and will be tailored for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Jeff will be presenting overall financial management topics including budgeting, credit cards, taxes, savings and investments. This information is great for up-and-coming young professionals and will be tailored for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Student Film Competition

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

Shorts Program

WHERE: Comfort Station - 2579 N Milwaukee Ave
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:15 PM
Tickets: Free
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CIMMfest's annual spotlight on talented young filmmakers from Chicago and beyond.


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Baadasssss Awards Ceremony!

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

Special Event
SCREENING WITH: "The Was" - Soda_Jerk vs. The Avalanches

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 6:30 PM
Tickets: Free
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Join us to raise a toast to our 2017 Baadasssss Award honoree, the one and only Penelope Spheeris, and find out which films will take home trophies as CIMMfest's best in documentary, fiction, music video, score, and soundtrack.


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Tom Rush: No Regrets

Feature Documentary
Chicago PREMIERE
DIRECTOR: Todd Kwait
COUNTRY: United States | 85 min.
Q & A with: Tom Rush

WHERE: Old Town School of Folk Music - 4544 N Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 2:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00 | at the Door: $12.00
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Now looking like a singing Mark Twain (and showing a similar laconic wit), the New England troubadour credited with launching the singer-songwriter movement and introducing audiences to the work of Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, and Jackson Browne tells the story of his musical life, culminating with a concert at Boston Symphony Hall celebrating his 50-year career. Essential viewing for folk fans, screening ahead of Rush’s Nov. 12 performance at the Old Town School of Folk Music.

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The Third Root

Feature Documentary
Chicago PREMIERE
Presented with: Chicago Latino Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Reed Rickert, Camilo Nu
COUNTRY: Mexico | 68 min.
Q & A with: Director Reed Rickert, musician Camilo Nu
SCREENING WITH: Contigo

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 7:00 PM
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Mexican guitarist Camilo Nu goes adventuring in search of his musical roots, crossing the Atlantic to find the Andalusian, Arab, and African antecedents of son jarocho, the traditional folk style of his native Veracruz. Traveling across Spain and Morocco, Nu digs into flamenco, bonds with a Sufi singing star, and jams with Berber and Gnawa masters on a journey into the heart of his country’s cultural identity, and his own.

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The Icarus Line Must Die

Feature Fiction
Chicago PREMIERE
Presented with: Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
DIRECTOR: Michael Grodner
COUNTRY: United States | 83 min.
Q & A with: Director Michael Grodner
SCREENING WITH: "L'aurore" - Yeti Lane

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Saturday, November 11 @ 8:00 PM
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Fifteen years ago, the Icarus Line was rocketing to the top of the LA underground with a hot debut album and a major-label deal. Now frontman Joe Cardamone is 36 and broke, and the record companies won’t touch his new stuff. Plus, he’s getting death threats by text. Cardamone wrote the script and plays a thinly veiled version of himself in this No Wave-style noir about navigating the modern music biz, co-starring Ariel Pink and Keith Morris.

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Straight Into a Storm

Feature Documentary
Chicago PREMIERE
DIRECTOR: William Miller
COUNTRY: United States | 106 min.
Q & A with: Director William Miller
SCREENING WITH: "Tom Waits for No One" - Montrose Man

WHERE: Davis Theater - 4614 North Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 4:45 PM
Tickets: $10.00 | at the Door: $12.00
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Let’s all go to the bar! Deer Tick’s 10th-anniversary gig on New Year’s Eve 2015 provides the spine for this time-shifting chronicle of the Rhode Island indie rockers’ evolution — from rare, raw footage of a teenage John McCauley at Providence open mics through the relentless touring, booze-drenched shows, and eccentric obsessions that have made Deer Tick one of America’s premier cult bands.

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Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together

Feature Documentary
Chicago PREMIERE
DIRECTOR: Stevenson J. Palfi
COUNTRY: United States | 76 min.

WHERE: Old Town School of Folk Music - 4544 N Lincoln Avenue
Sunday, November 12 @ 12:00 PM
Tickets: $10.00 | at the Door: $12.00
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Made for public television, this effusive documentary gathered three generations of New Orleans piano legends — blues and boogie man Tuts Washington; his protégé, R&B pioneer Professor Longhair; and the great songwriter and producer Allen Toussaint, a Longhair disciple — for an historic keyboard summit. A film as rich in flavor as New Orleans's musical culture itself that will have you grooving and bouncing in your seats.

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