I will be screening The Burning Blue in the 17th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, held at the Gene Siskel Theater here in Chicago. The festival runs from June 24- July 1 and has lots of great programs and a visit from Jonas Mekas! Here’s some details on the program I’m in:
SHORTS PROGRAM ONE: SCHOOL OF VELOCITY – 9:15pm
2009-10, Various directors, Various countries, ca. 76 min.
Two internationally renowned art personalities enter into a group marriage with two obscure Marvel superheroes in Torsten Zenas Burns and Darrin Martin’s WHAT IF? BEYOND A CARNAL LOVE (2010, 17 min.). Jesse McLean’s THE BURNING BLUE (2009, 9 min.) observes the thrill, terror, and boredom found in watching mass spectacles and the unexpected loneliness when you miss them. The moments of the discovery of “pure evil” from various Hollywood narratives are isolated and examined in Roddy Bogawa’s MEMYSELFANDI (2010, 11 min.). Also: new works by James P Finnegan and James Thatcher, Thorsten Fleisch, Wago Kreiger, Jason Livingston, Ivan Lozano, and Alexander Stewart. Various video formats. (Bryan Wendorf)