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Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

May 2010: Chicago Anarchist Film Festival Crosses Boundaries for 10th Anniversary with Six Nights of Events at Two locations. Twice as big and more to think about!

For those not counting, 2010 is the 10th Anniversary of the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival (CAFF). As we have for ten years, CAFF invites anarchists, anti-authoritarians, the anarcho-friendly and the anarcho-curious to experience radical cinema from around the world with features, shorts, documentaries, animation, and found footage. (Visit chicagoanarchistfilmfest.com for schedule)

As a niche fest, the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival stands out for putting its politics upfront . . . In style and substance, the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival stands for 'propaganda by the deed.' Instead of bellyaching about bad press, CAFF counters the mainstream culture by screening do-it-yourself art. - Bill Stamets, Sun-Times, May 2 2008

Anarchist films cross boundaries, take risks, and subvert passivity. With this year's theme, Crossing Boundaries, CAFF seeks to project voices that transcend borders and cultures - voices that normally do not get heard. That said, viewers will also find humor, silliness and fun in the offerings.

In keeping with the Crossing Boundaries theme, we are also aiming to be more than film! With several More Than Film presentations/workshops, the curatorial team is re-imagining the film fest as more than "seats facing a screen" - we also seek to engage the audience in dialogue with filmmakers and activists.

In honor of our decade of existence, we will also be featuring Circle-A-Archives selections from throughout the festival's history that showcase not only our favorites, but also important moments in politics and culture.

Celebrate with us, as the 10th Annual Chicago Anarchist Film Festival commemorates its decennial anniversary of insurrectionary cinema with six nights of films and much more! This year's festival is twice as big with more to think about! Happy Birthday, CAFF!

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Our lineup is at two locations: NNWAC (Near Northwest Arts Council)/St. Paul's Cultural Center, 2215 W. North Avenue (Wicker Park) on Wed May 5, Fri & Sat May 7 & 8, and No Exit Cafe (Rogers Park) 6970 N. Glenwood on Fri-Sun, May 14-16.

A sliding scale donation of $5-10 per festival day requested with no one turned away for lack of funds.

For more information e-mail CAFF@riseup.net or visit www.chicagoanarchistfilmfest.com.

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EVENT SUMMARY

What: Chicago Anarchist Film Festival 10th Anniversary

When and Where: 6 nights at 2 locations - For full schedule visit www.chicagoanarchistfilmfest.com (schedule subject to change)

* Wed May 5, Fri & Sat May 7 & 8
7-10pm each night (Film Screenings)
NNWAC (Near Northwest Arts Council)/St Paul's Cultural Center
2215 W North Avenue, Chicago

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* Fri-Sun, May 14-16
5-10pm each night (5-6:30pm: More Than Film presentations; 7-10pm: Film Screenings)
No Exit Cafe
6970 N. Glenwood, Chicago

How Much: A sliding scale donation of $5-10 per festival day requested with no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on April 8, 2010


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