CIMMfest Opening Night + Afterparty

SCHEDULE:
7pm – 9:30pm – LIVING ON SOUL film screening & Q&A
9:30pm – AFTERPARTY: Lili K perfoms Sharon Jones Tribute

Come to get down CIMMfest Opening Night, as we kick-off things off with a soul extravaganza featuring the CHICAGO PREMIERE of the Daptone Records documentary, LIVING ON SOUL w/ CHARLES BRADLEY, SHARON JONES, ANTIBALAS, BUDOS BAND and COMO MAMAS. A filmmaker Q&A with director Jeff Broadway & Daptone’s Neil Sugarman, moderated by Chaz Ebert follows the screening.

After the film screening Lili K takes to the stage performing a SHARON JONES TRIBUTE, and Daptone founder, Neil Sugarman takes over DJ duties and will host a listening party for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings new record “The Soul of a Woman”.
Dusties will be spinning well in to the night, so bring your dancing shoes, ya’ll.

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

Join us for CIMMfest Opening Night!
Living On Soul” Daptone Documentary
Dir. Jeff Broadway, Cory Bailey / Feature Documentary / 96 min.
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:30 PM / Martyr’s
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Screening with: “Forty Five – The Search for Soul” (short film)
$12 / 21+

CIMMfest Opening Night at the Davis Theater

The Decline of Western Civilization
Presented with: CHIRP Radio, Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
Dir. Penelope Spheeris / Feature Documentary / 100 min.
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:15 PM / Davis Theater
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A preeminent artifact of American punk and one of the most influential music docs ever made, Spheeris’s first feature unflinchingly captures the scene that emerged from Hollywood’s subterranean art culture of the late 1970s and the furor it spawned. Featuring concert footage and memorable interviews with punk pioneers Black Flag, X, the Circle Jerks, Catholic Discipline, Fear, and the sweet, sad, brilliant wreck that was Darby Crash and the Germs.

Screening with: “Synthesis” (short film)
$10 / $12 at the door

The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Presented with: CHIRP Radio, Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF)
Dir. Penelope Spheeris / Feature Documentary / 93 min.
Thursday, November 9 @ 9:30 PM / Davis Theater
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Spheeris’s follow-up to her stunning documentary on Los Angeles punk depicts LA’s metal scene from 1986 to 1988, when hair bands ruled the Sunset Strip. While tracking the fortunes of would-be glam gods like Odin, Seduce, and London, Decline II features interviews with actual hard-rock gods like Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Steven Tyler, Lemmy, and Paul Stanley and notoriously captures the era’s aura of excess, misogyny, and sleaze.

Screening with: “Shit” (short film)
$10 / $12 at the door

Axis
Chicago Premiere!
Dir. Aisha Tyler / Feature Fiction / 85 min.
Thursday, November 9 @ 7:00 PM / Davis Theater
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Silversun Pickups composed and performed the score for this taut directorial debut from Criminal Minds and Archer co-star Aisha Tyler. Irish actor Emmett Hughes, who also wrote the script, gives a bravura, virtually solo performance as a Hollywood bad boy who, after getting sober, finding love, and landing a blockbuster part, finds his life unravelling in a series of phone calls as he drives across LA.

Screening with: “Arcadian” – Symbion Project” (music video)
$10 / $12 at the door

CIMMfest - The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

The Public Image Is Rotten
Chicago Premiere!
Dir. Tabbert Fiiller / Feature Documentary / 105 min.
Thursday, November 9 @ 9:15 PM / Davis Theater
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When the Sex Pistols imploded in early 1978 after a disastrous gig at Winterland in San Francisco, their controversial and misunderstood frontman ditched his Rotten nom de punk for his birth name and formed Public Image Ltd. John Lydon chronicles his own journey from sickly kid in a London council flat to international music legend, leading the postpunk cult band that was arguably more influential than his notorious first group.

Screening with: “White Riot: London” (short film)
$10 / $12 at the door