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US Premiere of the International Media Mixer!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 ,  6:30pm

Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn
201 E Randolph Street, Chicago IL 60601 , go to map

Admissions: Free!

Video by Cerise Films / Original Track “Birdseed” by Salvatore Córdova

Chicago Film Archives is thrilled to announce the US premiere of our International Media Mixer project, which will take place on July 17 as part of the 2018 Millennium Park Summer Film Series produced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. The project is our largest and most ambitious to date – involving nine artists working in Italy and the US – and has been almost two years in the making.

Funded by the MacArthur Foundation’s “International Connections” fund, the International Media Mixer is a cross-cultural artistic exchange in which Italian artists were commissioned to make a new film using material from CFA’s collections and Chicago-based artists using footage from a regional Italian archive, Lab 80 film - Cinescatti.

The filmmakers were asked to explore, interpret and use this material—from another culture, another country and another era—as they liked. We then paired the US-based filmmakers with Italian musicians and the Italian-based filmmakers with Chicago-based musicians to create soundtracks for the new video pieces. This resulted in a truly collaborative project that brought together artists in Italy and Chicago, as well as our two regional film archives based in Chicago and Bergamo.

We are so lucky to be working with such talented artists on this project! Read more about each of them here.

Giuseppe Boccassini (IT) + Alex Inglizian (US)
Lori Felker (US) + Patrizia Oliva (IT)
Federico Francioni & Yan Cheng (IT) + Tomeka Reid (US)
Domietta Torlasco (US) + Stefano Urkuma De Santis (IT)

This project is one of 15 artistic partnerships supported by the MacArthur Foundation’s International Connections Fund.





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Millennium Park, Jay Pritzker Pavilion & Great Lawn
201 E Randolph Street, Chicago IL 60601
go to map