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  • 3/21/16: Join Scrappers, Truthout.org, and Media Burn at the Music Box for Rights Lab: Can I record the police?

    3/21/16: Join Scrappers, Truthout.org, and Media Burn at the Music Box for Rights Lab: Can I record the police?

    Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., Chicago, IL When: Monday, March 21, 2016 — 7:00 pm Admission: Free Filming police is legal in all 50 states – but numerous people have been arrested while doing so. The third episode of Rights Lab, a cross-genre web series using cinema verite techniques to explore the most pressing civil liberties questions of our day, explains the discrepancy between the law and what happens on the ground, with the help of performance … Continue reading

  • 10/9/15: Tour our archive

    10/9/15: Tour our archive

    Chicago Open Archives: Come see our archive next Friday, October 9th!   While most of our videos are available for the public to watch on our website at any time, our physical archive is not usually open to the public. However, this special event will give visitors an opportunity to tour our facilities and see a short screening of some highlights from the collection. What: A behind the scenes tour of Media Burn Archive, including a short screening of highlights … Continue reading

  • 6/22/15: IT’S THE 90’s AGAIN! The most innovative TV of our time, livestreaming 24/7 all week

    6/22/15: IT’S THE 90’s AGAIN! The most innovative TV of our time, livestreaming 24/7 all week

    The livestream is happening here: http://www.acretv.org/ Each episode will play 3-4 times on its designated day. Check out the schedule and rundowns for each day below: June 22: Pilot and Episodes 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106 June 23: Episodes 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113 June 24: Episodes 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 June 25: Episodes 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215 June 26: Episodes 216, 217, 218, 219, 301, 302, 303, 304 June … Continue reading

  • 5/18/15: Media Burn at Live to Tape Artists Television Festival

    5/18/15: Media Burn at Live to Tape Artists Television Festival

    Live to Tape is a week-long celebration of artist television performances and screenings curated by Jesse Malmed. From May 18th to 24th, the festival will showcase video and performance works by more than sixty artists-spanning four decades-that take television as object, as concept, as antagonist, as material, as form, as inspiration. We’re honored to have been invited to present a video as part of the “Aesthletics” program on Monday May 18. DETAILS: WHAT: LIVE TO TAPE ARTIST TELEVISION FESTIVAL: AESTHLETICS … Continue reading

  • 4/24/15: Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire

    4/24/15: Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire

    Media Burn is proud to have played a small role in making this screening possible. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see films and videos from the Kartemquin archive that have never screened publicly! Part I of “The Streets and the Classrooms: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive Social Change,” created by South Side Projections. Presented by Judy Hoffman (University of Chicago, Kartemquin Films member) and Gordon Quinn (Kartemquin Films Co-Founder) Reva and David Logan Center for … Continue reading

  • 4/18/15: Chicago’s First Home Video Day!

    4/18/15: Chicago’s First Home Video Day!

    Bring a tape of your own to be projected for the audience, or simply show up and enjoy what’s on the screen. Videos will run the gamut from birthdays, parties, pageants, weddings, sports, movie re-enactments, to who knows what! The program will be hilarious, touching and uncomfortable in a way that only home video can be. Nightingale Cinema 1084 N. Milwaukee April 18, 2015 1-5pm, stop by any time Free! http://homevideodaychicago.tumblr.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1084092481604706/ Home Video Day Chicago trailer INSTRUCTIONS Bring your … Continue reading

  • 4/5/15: When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

    4/5/15: When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

    As we approach the April 7th run-off election between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challenger “Chuy” Garcia, join us and our partners at Heartland Cafe for a look at another mayoral election, more than thirty years ago: Harold Washington’s improbable election to become the first African American mayor of Chicago. On April 5th, there will be a new screening of some of the films originally organized by South Side Projections in memory of Mayor Washington. We’ll once again be there with … Continue reading

  • 2/15/15: Rescheduled! When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

    2/15/15: Rescheduled! When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

    As the 2015 Chicago mayoral election approaches, pitting a seemingly unbeatable incumbent against a variety of underdog challengers, join us and our partners at the Black Cinema House for a look at another mayoral election, more than thirty years ago: Harold Washington’s improbable election to become the first African American mayor of Chicago. Three rarely screened films about that election and Washington’s brief tenure as mayor explore the role of racism and entrenched Democratic machine power in that historic era. … Continue reading

 
 
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