CIMMfest Inaugural Spring Fling Thing! - April 21-23, 2017 -The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

CIMMfest’s Spring Fling Thing / April 21-23

Join us for our inaugural Spring Fling Thing, APRIL 21-23. 3 Days of Premiere FILMS & Exceptional LIVE MUSIC Performances, Panels & Parties. (Think of it as a taste of CIMMfest No.9, in celebration of our new fall time slot, Nov. 9-12.) Scroll down for a quick peek at our spring line-up and we’ll see you OPENING NIGHT, APRIL 21st!

Spring Fling Thing Schedule

Fulcrum Point New Music Project: Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop, A Multimedia Live Score - CIMMfest Presents - Spring Fling Thing - April 21, 2017 - The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Fulcrum Point New Music Project: Hong Kong Pop Meets Avant-Pop A Multimedia Live Score
Friday, April 21 / 7:00 PM /1st Ward – Chop Shop / Ages: 18+
Tix: $10 GA / $5 Students / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Fulcrum Point New Music Project brings you another multimedia feast for the senses featuring outrageous videos and a 7 piece funk band playing wild mashups of documentary films and provocative interviews.

Little Hurricane with Special Guest Jennifer Hall - Live Music - CIMMfest Presents - Spring Fling Thing - April 21-23, 2017 - The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Little Hurricane with Special Guest Jennifer Hall
Friday, April 21 / 10:00 PM /1st Ward – Chop Shop / Ages: 18+
Tix: $15.00 GA / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Silver Wrapper, Eventric, CIMMfest & Double Door present: Little Hurricane with Special Guest: Jennifer Hall

Chic-a-Go-Go – Dance Party – CIMMfest Presents – Spring Fling Thing – April 21-23, 2017 – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Chic-A-Go-Go All Ages Dance Party
Saturday, April 22 / 11:30 AM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / All Ages
Tix: Free w/ RSVP / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Put on your dancing shoes (and your favorite costume) and join Miss Mia & Ratso on the dancefloor for a very special CIMMfest edition of Chic-a-Go-Go! Children of all ages are welcome!

HR Finding Joseph I – Feature Documentary – CIMMfest Presents – Spring Fling Thing – April 21-23, 2017 – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Finding Joseph I: The HR from Bad Brains Documentary
Chicago Premiere
Dir. James Lathos / Feature Doc / 92 min
Saturday, April 22 / 2:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / All Ages
Tix: $10 GA / $5 Students / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

HR “Finding Joseph I” is a documentary film chronicling the eccentric life of punk rock reggae singer, Paul “HR” Hudson from Bad Brains. The charismatic frontman’s explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk while delivering an enlightening message of positive mental attitude.

Reykjavik Calling: Taste of Iceland with Fufanu – Live Music – CIMMfest Presents – Spring Fling Thing – April 21-23, 2017 – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Reykjavik Calling: Taste of Iceland with Fufanu / Mammúœt / Ohmme
Saturday, April 22 / 7:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / Ages: 18+
Tix: Free w RSVP / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

A Taste of Iceland returns to CIMMfest for a second installment Reykjavik Calling, featuring two of Iceland’s hottest bands, Fufanu and Mammút playing alongside hometown’s Ohmme!

Panel - Artists in Times of Resistance – April 21-23, 2017 -The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Panel Discussion: Artists in Times of Resistance @ CIMMfest Spring Fling Thing
Sunday, April 23 / 12:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / All Ages
Tix: Free w RSVP / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Panel Discussion: The Role of the Artist in Times of Resistance. An afternoon of engaging & timely discussion featuring a series of panels & discussion.
Get up. Get into it. Get involved.

Panel Discussion: Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize – April 23, 2017 -The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Panel Discussion: Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize
Sunday, April 23 / 1:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / All Ages
Tix: Free w RSVP / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Women Rise Up / How WE Mobilize; Mothers and Daughters, Intersectionality and an historic movement remembered. How creative movements create change.

The Way to Andina – Feature Documentary – CIMMfest Presents – Spring Fling Thing – April 21-23, 2017 – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

The Way to Andina
World Premiere
Dir. Arlen Parsa / Feature Doc / 70 min
Sunday, April 23 / 3:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / All Ages
Tix: $10 GA / $5 Students / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Andina is the 80-year-old opera written by immigrant composer Eustasio Rosales. The score was never performed until Arlen Parsa, Rosales’ great-grandson, discovered the work and began researching composer’s story.

International Beethoven Project / An Evening of Live Music & Multimedia Performance – Live Music – CIMMfest Presents – Spring Fling Thing – April 21-23, 2017 – The Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

International Beethoven Project / An Evening of Live Music & Multimedia Performance
Sunday, April 23 / 5:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / Ages: 18+
Tix: $15 GA / $5 Students / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

The International Beethoven Project curates an extraordinary evening of live music and multimedia performance featuring: Consuelo Lepauw, Arabic Shaman, Rami Gabriel and Tim Mulvenna.

Industry Mixer & Closing Night Blowout Bash with special guest Bluesman Dave Herrero - CIMMfest Spring Fling Thing! - April 23, 2017

Industry Mixer & Closing Night Blowout Bash with special guest Bluesman Dave Herrero
Sunday, April 23 / 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM / 1st Ward – Chop Shop / Ages 18+
Tix: $10 GA / $5 for Industry Members and Students / 3-Day Fest Pass $30

Join us as we celebrate the closing night of our inaugural Spring Fling Thing with a industry mixer and fitting send off. Network and party with fellow filmmakers, musicians, artists and entertainment tech folks, as we burn the candle at both ends and blow this sucka out in proper closing night fashion.