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  • 5/18/20-5/22/20: Join us for a livestream of Ghosts in the Machine

    5/18/20-5/22/20: Join us for a livestream of Ghosts in the Machine

    Can you trust the images and videos you see on TV and through social media? Ghosts in the Machine is a collaborative work by American and Russian filmmakers that questions our ability to tell fact from fiction in media. This experimental documentary also investigates the outsized role that the Russian-American rivalry plays in both nations’ collective imaginations and how that provides fertile ground for manipulation. The four filmmakers– Americans Dimitri Devyatkin and Lori Felker, and Russians Dmitrii Kalashnikov and Mikhail … Continue reading

  • 5/1/20: Media Burn in Conversation with Chicago Collections Consortium

    5/1/20: Media Burn in Conversation with Chicago Collections Consortium

    Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 – 12:30 p.m Free Webinar Register HERE This Friday, Media Burn’s executive director Sara Chapman will be giving a virtual behind-the-scenes tour of our collections and work in a talk with Jeanne Long of the Chicago Collections Consortium. CCC is a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. This will be the debut of their “Conversations with Chicago Collections” … Continue reading

  • 3/8/20: “Here is A Man Who Stood Up”: An Afternoon With Ed Paschke

    3/8/20: “Here is A Man Who Stood Up”: An Afternoon With Ed Paschke

    A Chicago Lost and Found event hosted by Paul Durica, with Jamie Ceaser, Jason Nargis, and Tom Palazzolo in person! Sunday, March 8th, 2020 3:00-5:00pm Ed Paschke Art Center 5415 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630 Free, but RSVPs already full! “Here Is a Man Who Stood Up” is an immersive experience that uses archival objects, never-before-seen footage, and one-time-only re-stagings to animate the life and work of lifelong Chicago artist Ed Paschke. Paschke (1939-2004) was known for his dark version … Continue reading

  • 1/14/20: Home for the holidays? Dig out those old tapes!

    1/14/20: Home for the holidays? Dig out those old tapes!

    Hanging out at home for the holidays? Why not rummage around in the attic or basement to find your old video tapes and bring them to Home Video Day! Attendees are invited to bring a tape to be projected for the audience, or to 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! We invite you to laugh and cry at the touching … Continue reading

  • 10/10/19: Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    10/10/19: Chicago Lost and Found: Public Housing edition

    Thursday, October 10, 6-8:30pm Jane Addams Homes, 1322 W Taylorfree! dinner provided! Join Media Burn and the National Public Housing Museum for a truly special evening of cinema under the stars. As part of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, NPHM has activated the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes by inviting South African artist Malose Malahlela, along with Jim Duignan and Jeff Kowalkowski of Chicago’s Stockyard Institute, to create the installation Listed, which considers themes of place and loss … Continue reading

  • 8/31/19: Wind Down the Summer in Humboldt Park

    8/31/19: Wind Down the Summer in Humboldt Park

    At Home In HumboldtSaturday, August 31, 9:30pm east side of Humboldt Parkon the lawn near the boat housefree! Join Media Burn, Chicago Film Archives, Chicago Film Society, and the Chicago Park District for a special evening celebrating Humboldt Park history. Curated by Dalina A. Perdomo Álvarez and Raul Benitez, this collection of archival, found, and home movie footage explores the neighborhood and highlights the people, places, and events that have shaped Humboldt Park through the years. Bring your blankets and … Continue reading

  • 8/24/19: You’re invited to the Ghosts in the Machine Chicago premiere

    8/24/19: You’re invited to the Ghosts in the Machine Chicago premiere

    Filmmakers in person! Intimate advance screeningThursday, August 22, 2019 8:00-10:00pm Uncommon Ground Edgewater 1401 W Devon Ave $8, food/drink service available Seats are very limited. We strongly recommend reserving in advance. Main eventSaturday, August 24, 2019 6:00-8:00pm Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago 1104 S Wabash Ave Free and open to the public, RSVP here. Can you trust what you see on TV? On Facebook? Ghosts in the Machine is new work by American and Russian filmmakers that questions our … Continue reading

  • 6/19/19: Russian premiere of our new film, Ghosts in the Machine

    6/19/19: Russian premiere of our new film, Ghosts in the Machine

    We are so excited about the first public screenings of this project we’ve been working on for the past year! In 2018, Media Burn was awarded a prestigious International Connections Fund grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. This grant enabled us to select four filmmakers–two American and two Russian–who collaborated to create a found footage film. The films draw from Media Burn’s collection to create works that reflect on historical truths and media manipulation. The 60-minute … Continue reading

 
 
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