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Saturday, April 11
 

8:30pm

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Send-Off Celebration
CIMMfest 2015 kicks off with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame send-off party for blues’ most celebrated drummer. Sam Lay was on drums when Bob Dylan went electric at Newport. He was in the studio and on the road with blues greats Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and James Cotton. He was a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He is, at 79, still an active part of the Chicago Blues scene and the man some call “the greatest drummer of all time.” And on April 18, he’ll be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The CIMMfest 2015 kickoff event hosted by Grammy-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker John Anderson with Sam Lay and Corky Siegel, clips from Anderson’s new movie Sam Lay in Bluesland and a full set with Lil’ Ed & the Blues Imperials, Saturday, April 18, April 11, 9pm at Rosa’s


Saturday April 11, 2015 8:30pm - Sunday April 12, 2015 1:00am
Rosa's Lounge 3240 W. Armitage
 
Wednesday, April 15
 

7:30pm

Jonathan Demme Presents “Made in Texas”
Wednesday, April 15th, Doors at 7:30 pm
Six short films originally curated by Jonathan Demme for a screening at New York's Collective for Living Cinema. David Boone's INVASION OF THE ALUMINUM PEOPLE, Brian Hansen's SPEED OF LIGHT, Louis Black's FAIR SISTERS, Neil Ruttenberg's THE MASK OF SARNATH, Tom Huckabbe's and Will van Overbeek's DEATH OF A ROCK STAR and Lorrie Oshatz's LEONARDO JR. have all been restored by Louis Black and Mark Rance. The films came out of the punk rock scene in Austin in the late seventies and early eights and represent the cultural explosion of the music and film communities in Austin at the time.

Wednesday April 15, 2015 7:30pm - 9:26pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee
 
Thursday, April 16
 

9:00am

Lake FX Summit+Expo
CIMMfest is proud to be a co-producer of the inaugeral Lake FX Summit + expo, a free conference for artists, creative professionas and entrepreneurs, April 16-19, 2015. Lake FX includes a series of free evening showcases in Hyde Park, Pilsen, West Town, Logan Square and Uptown.

Thursday April 16, 2015 9:00am - Sunday April 19, 2015 11:00pm
TBA

6:00pm

CIMMfest and SoftLayer Present: A Meetup, A Happy Hour, A Chat With Jimmy Chamberlin
Moderated by Stephen Collins of EverSport Media

COMPLIMENTARY Lagunitas and Jameson cocktails, bites by Tiny Lounge and Slo's Smoke Shack, Vintage Video Games and Pinball, DJ Madrid, Giveaways, and LiveOne CEO and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer, Jimmy Chamberlin.  Jimmy will be dropping some knowledge on the parallels of starting and growing a band and a brand.

Thursday April 16, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

A Short History of Madness

A beautifully choreographed journey through visceral and poetic perspectives of a reality that transcends time. This evocative, dance-centric film follows
the history of treating mental illness when contemporary dance and architecture merge inside the mind and movement of psychosis.


Thursday April 16, 2015 7:00pm - 7:27pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

The Dicks from Texas
Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 pm
Long before Austin made weirdness a civic virtue, The Dicks made it a cause. Three rawboned Marlboro Man types fronted by Gary Floyd, a fat queer with a penchant for fright wigs, this self-described "commie faggot band" helped put the Texas capital on the punk map in the early '80s with anthems like "Dicks Hate the Police" and "Wheelchair Epidemic." Cindy Marabito was there, and her super-DIY documentary is an affectionate oral history of a truly distinctive hardcore scene that, like the band and community it chronicles, makes up in attitude and personality what it lacks in polish.

PLAYING WITH:
Donzelle - Libido Zero - Simon Harrison & Namaï KhamPo / Canada / 4 min. - Libido Macro is a glimpse at how Donzelle and her dancers get ready before they go out and get what they want.


Thursday April 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 pm
During the Vietnam War, Cambodian musicians crafted a sound from the various rock music styles sweeping America, England and France adding in unique melodies and hypnotic rhythms of their traditional music. Then on April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge began wiping out all traces of modernity and Western influence. Intellectuals, artists and musicians were specifically and systematically targeted and eliminated. Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten provides a new perspective on a country, usually associated only with war and genocide.

PLAYING WITH:
Uncle Essy - Niyaz Saghari // Iran // 22 min - A touching portrait of the oldest record stallholder in Tehran’s largest bazaar, Uncle Essy became a well-known musical source, and an inspiration to young people in Iran after the revolution. Emotional interviews at his stall reveal deep ties to a vast and diverse music collection that he lovingly shared with others.


Thursday April 16, 2015 7:00pm - 8:45pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

CIMMfest Presents: Emanation – A Percussion Event feat. Thomas Benko / Chris Hainey / Colin Campbell / Nora Bratton / Odd River Percussion
This program features several highly acclaimed percussion artists from around the country, including Thomas Benko, Chris Haney, Colin Campbell, Nora Bratton (couldn’t verify name), and Odd River Percussion. Using a variety of instruments, these artists perform sets that range from light to heavy and everything in between. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the beat.


Thursday April 16, 2015 7:00pm - 10:00pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

7:15pm

Danny Says
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday, April 16th at 7:15 pm
A documentary on the life and times of Danny Fields, who played a pivotal role in music and “culture” of the late 20th century: working for The Doors, Lou Reed, Nico, Judy Collins and managing groundbreaking artists like the Stooges, the MC5 and the Ramones. Danny Says follows Fields as a punk pioneer and beyond from Harvard Law dropout to Warhol’s Silver Factory to Director of Publicity at Elektra Records. Handcrafted from over 250 hours of interviews and items from Field’s immense archives (thousands of photographs, audio cassettes, ephemera). Danny Says weaves candid interviews, animation, archival video, photographs, performance footage, radio shows, demos and taped phone conversations spanning decades.

PLAYING WITH:
Throne - "Tharsis Sleeps" - Nicos Livesey and Tom Bunker / UK / 5 min. - A sci-fi throwback to the 1981 animated anthology feature Heavy Metal with a mind-blowing twist--every single frame is embroidered, sewn together stitch by stitch.


Thursday April 16, 2015 7:15pm - 8:59pm
The Logan Theatre 2 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:30pm

The Right Now / Zaramela
Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee

8:00pm

Lake FX Kick-off Showcase: Next Generation / The Fox & The Hounds / Lil K, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Performers Next Generation, The Fox & The Hounds and Lil K, with live projections by Liviu Pasara of Stoptime Live. Co-produced by CIMMfest and The Recording Academy® Chicago Chapter

Thursday April 16, 2015 8:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
The Mid 306 N. Halsted

8:00pm

Reggies and CIMMfest Present: Bullfights on Acid / Special Guest / TBA
Named after a line from the movie Caddyshack, local groove-rockers Bullfights on Acid are a somewhat recent addition to the Chicago music community, having formed a few short years ago. The band takes influence from a variety of sounds, but will most likely appeal to jam band, psych, and improv aficionados.

Emerging local rockers The Ars Nova blend their loves of classic rock, funk, blues, and jam bands into familiar-sounding, yet fun combinations. The four-piece also enjoys the art of improvisation, so audiences can expect something a little different with every show.

Seven-piece funk/soul outfit Steady Flow comes to CIMMfest from Peoria, Illinois, where they’ve developed a following for their lively showmanship and musical technique. Armed with a three-piece horn section and organist, Steady Flow released its debut EP, “The Oneoff Sessions,” in 2013.

Thursday April 16, 2015 8:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
Reggie's Music Joint 2105 S. State

8:00pm

Yakuza / Rabble Rabble
Thursday April 16, 2015 8:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton

9:00pm

Fort Knox Showcase: Phosphene / AudioBakery / Halfmoon Mad

A trio of dynamic local bands will be featured in this showcase presented by Fort Knox, a music incubator that operates a rehearsal and recording studio facility on Chicago’s north side. Phosphene, a hard rock/pop metal quartet fronted by lead vocalist Jeni Leigh, is the headliner. This group is immensely popular on the Chicago club scene and has snagged endorsements from Voodoo Amps, Truth Custom Drums and other companies. Phosphene’s motto is, “Sometimes things fall apart so better things come together.” Powerhouse bands Audio Bakery and Halfmoon Mad will also be performing.


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
Martyrs' 3240 W. Armitage

9:00pm

Liam Hayes / Thomas Comerford / Robbie Skye
CIMMfest Presents: 
Liam Hayes
Thomas Comerford, Robbie Skye The Hideout Thursday, April 16, April 16 / Doors 8:30 PM/ 9:00 PM Three eclectic performers join forces for this showcase. Liam Hayes is often compared to Brian Wilson and Burt Bacharach. His mastery of 1960s influences is evident throughout his six albums, and his score of a Roman Coppola film. Thomas Comerford followed his folksy debut Archive + Spiral with II, a darker effort that draws from David Bowie, country, and the 1970s. Robbie Skye creates glam-infused power pop on his debut Love Where You Live that evokes Marc Bolan.

Thursday April 16, 2015 9:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia

9:00pm

Miss Alex White Presents: Digital Leather / Mac Blackout Band
MISS ALEX WHITE PRESENTS:
Miss Alex White, founder of Missile X Records, is a Chicago musician whose current group, White Mystery, has performed with Shonen Knife, The Stooges, and Weezer. Her CIMMfest showcase will be headlined by Digital Leather, the long-running brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Shawn Foree. Digital Leather’s quirky blend of lo-fi synth-wave and indie punk is disarmingly catchy, capturing the essence of the ‘80s dance scene. The group’s newest album, All Faded, is set for release on FDH Records in June. Visual artist/musician Mac Blackout will also perform during this cutting-edge program.


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
Township 2200 N. California

9:05pm

Tuff Luck
In the mid-1980s, metal band Tuff Luck was the hottest attraction on the local South Florida music scene, routinely drawing thousands of fans to their gigs. They opened for the likes of Stryper and Dokken, and were well on their way to becoming the next big thing. So why haven’t you heard of them? Despite their virtuoso talent and drive to make it happen, success in the music business just wasn’t in the cards for Tuff Luck. Directed by Andrew Klein, the younger brother of the band’s late drummer Todd Kelly, Tuff Luck documents the dramatic rise and fall of a band on the verge of super stardom-- four close friends with big dreams that ultimately never came true.
PLAYING WITH:
Shaman's Harvest - "Dangerous" - Kyle Cogan / USA / 4 min. - A malicious drug lord forcing beautiful women to stuff teddy bears full of heroin gets exactly what he deserves in this over-the-top, violent, and totally awesome hard rock music story.


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:05pm - 10:42pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

9:25pm

Shake the Dust
Limited Capacity seats available

Thursday, April 16th at 9:25 pm
Breakdancing unites people worldwide--Colombia, Cambodia, Uganda, Yemen--in the common languages of movement, expression and hip-hop. In this feature documentary, rap superstar and producer Nas presents a broad look at a movement inspiring hope in global urban communities.

PLAYING WITH:
Sinkane - "How We Be" - Nick Bentgen / USA/ 4 min. - SuperFly dance moves in gritty urban locations populate this infectiously joyful music video for Sudanese pop artist Sinkane.


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:25pm - 11:13pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:30pm

FREE OPENING NIGHT AFTER PARTY w/ Numero Group DJs. Hosted by Noisefloor
Thursday, April 16th at 9:30 pm - Free! FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

In an effort to circulate the long-forgotten tunes that populate their diverse catalog, The Numero Group are striking out on the road to bring their upbeat, enriching sets into affluent dance halls, discos, and clubs worldwide. Since forming in 2003, The Numero Group has been recognized as the leading saviors of lost and forgotten music in the United States. Of the +100 unique items in the Numero catalog, each is a finely crafted document that stands as a monument to the hard work, entrepreneurial spirit, and unbridled creativity of generations past. While researching, producing, and promoting music’s unsung heroes is what’s earned the Numero team a great reputation and Grammy nominations, the vast record collections of the label’s principals have led to some remarkable opportunities in the DJ realm. 

 

Thursday April 16, 2015 9:30pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

9:45pm

Keep In Touch
Limited Capacity seats available

After a major crisis, a man attempts to track down his long-lost first love, only to discover that she was killed in a car accident many years prior. His online search leads him to her younger sister, an aspiring musician who bears a striking resemblance to the girl he used to love. Quickly becoming obsessed, he arranges a not-so-chance meeting and a relationship blossoms between the two before he has a chance to disclose his true identity. In his directorial debut, Chicago-native Sam Kretchmar (who also co-wrote and shot the film) paints an intimate portrait of a relationship based on deceit. Featuring original music and performances by singer-songwriter Gabbi McPhee, Keep in Touch is a film about love, family, and finding self-worth.
PLAYING WITH:
Elegy - Raphaël Ouellet/Canada/12 min. Camille, a teenage cellist, channels all of her angst into her cello as she practices for the most important concert of her young life. The spare storytelling style plus an incredible performance from the young actress prevails in this personal tale of family and loss.


Thursday April 16, 2015 9:45pm - 11:30pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

10:00pm

The Soft Moon / Population
Led by mastermind Luis Vasquez, Oakland, California’s The Soft Moon specializes in a mad, sensual fusion of psychedelia, Krautrock, post-punk, and dark wave. The band’s appearance at CIMMfest comes just before the release of its upcoming third album, Deeper (Captured Tracks) and subsequent U.S. and European tour.

Thursday April 16, 2015 10:00pm - Friday April 17, 2015 1:00am
The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western
 
Friday, April 17
 

1:30pm

Revenge of the Mekons Panel, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Director Joe Angio, musician Jon Langford and Music Box Films' Brian Andreotti will talk about the making of the film and distibution


Friday April 17, 2015 1:30pm - 3:05pm
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street

5:00pm

Killer B3’s Chris Foreman at the Green Mill
A very special performance from Chris Foreman at the Green Mill. Blind since birth, 57-year-old Foreman is considered a B3 master and has only now released his first recording under his own name. Chris is featured in the feature documentary, Killer B3. Over eight years in the making, Killer B3 puts you in front, behind, and inside the more than 425-pound keyboard often called the beast, the Hammond B3 Organ, responsible for the unique sounds in gospel, jazz, blues, rock, country and reggae music. Killer B3 Screens Sunday at 1:20pm at Logan Theater.

Friday April 17, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway

6:45pm

Revenge of the Mekons
Limited Capacity seats available


The Mekons have been called political provocateurs, social agitators, and punk’s reigning contrarians. Director and Chicago native, Joe Angio, chronicles
the group’s unlikely formation as British art students who came together in the first blast of punk rock in 1977, despite being geographically dispersed
and lacking commercial success, to tour and make adventurous and challenging albums. This engaging documentary also delves further into the band’s ranks to
spotlight individual Mekons’ ancillary, yet impactful artistic lives as painters and avant-garde artists.

PLAYING WITH:
Voice of Englewood- "Cold World" - Jean-Marc Giboux / USA / 4 min. - "The young leave before the old ...Why this world so cold?" Chicago hip-hop artists rap about the realities of inner-city violence. Recorded in Englewood’s Crusher’s Club, an organization that redirects the path of youth.

Friday April 17, 2015 6:45pm - 8:20pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Dave Davies: Kinkdom Come
Friday, April 17th at 7:00 pm
A rare double-feature treat for fans of Britain's most underrated legendary band. Julien Temple grew up near the Davies family and used to cut school to
hang out at the pub where The Kinks drank. He indulges his life-long love of the band (about which he has also been at work on a narrative film) in this
pair of wistful, eloquent BBC documentaries. Imaginary Man and Kinkdom Come track the Davies brothers through their favorite haunts - North London for Ray,
the Exmoor countryside for Dave - as they candidly reflect on their working-class upbringing, The Kinks' many musical phases, their stormy fraternal
relationship, and their divergent, deeply personal responses to fame.



Q&A with Julien Temple



Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:20pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Morphine: Journey of Dreams
Limited Capacity seats available

A two-string bass, saxophone, drums, and front man Mark Sandman’s deep, hushed vocals – not the makings of your typical rock band lineup. However, the band Morphine managed to produce some of the best alternative albums of the 1990s, riding their genre-defying sound to worldwide success. Morphine: Journey of Dreams follows the meteoric rise of this idiosyncratic band, from their beginnings in the underground Boston music scene and the recording of their breakthrough album Cure For Pain to the tragic onstage death of Sandman at an Italian music festival. Featuring interviews with surviving members of the band and their contemporaries, including Joe Strummer and Henry Rollins.


Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:34pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Revenge of the Mekons, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Political provocateurs. Social agitators. Punk’s reigning contrarians. The Mekons have been called all this and more. The feature documentary Revenge of the Mekons chronicles the unlikely story of a group of radical British art students who formed in the first blast of punk rock in 1977. Against all odds—and despite a career consigned to the margins—the Mekons continue to tour and make adventurous and challenging albums, despite the fact that its eight members are separated by thousands of miles across two continents. Adored with cult-like devotion by fans and critics alike, the Mekons have redefined themselves and their music repeatedly over the years while staying true to the punk ethos. But the Mekons are more than just a band. They’re also an art collective whose members make art individually, collectively and in collaboration with other avant-garde artists. A rich and illuminating account of a fascinating, criminally under-recognized band, Revenge of the Mekons is a lively, inspiring and entertaining film—with killer music, to boot. Q&A with director Joe Angio, Jon Langford and Sally Timms follows.


Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 8:35pm
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

John Anderson: From the Cutting Room Floor
JOHN ANDERSON’S CUTTING ROOM FLOOR
Over 95% of footage shot for documentaries doesn’t make the final product. In music documentaries, it’s not unusual for classic performances, in-depth interviews and one-of-a-kind material – the stuff that the serious musicphiles consider gold – to wind up on the floor due to time constraints, legal complications and bad hair days.

Once again, Grammy-Nominated Director John Anderson, (‘Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE’) -- whose subjects have included Pete Townshend, Jack White, Neil Young, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Patti Smith, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, The Beach Boys, John Fogerty, Emmylou Harris, James Cotton, Cheap Trick, John Prine, Eric Burdon, Tiny Tim, Kanye West, Andy Summers and John Cage -- opens up his vault and shares with CIMMfest classic moments that have have passed through his hands on their way to the CUTTING ROOM FLOOR.

Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Dominic Johnson and Saraswathi Ranganathan Live Score Buster Keaton Goes to Bollywood, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Sara Ranganathan and Dominic Johnson of New Millennium Orchestra create a stunning mash-up of East meets West as they take the Buster Keaton film Seven Chances on a trip to Bollywood. Interwoven with brilliant video imaging created by Davis McCarty and highlighted with Kalapriya Dancers, this live scored version of the silent film classic brings together viola and veena, tabla and trance, with an original World Premiere score.

Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 10:30pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

7:00pm

Synergies, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Music and sound are brought together through an immersive video environment, live music and experimental short films. A large-scale video installation by Edyta Stepien and Chuck Przybyl wraps the entirety of Chicago Art Dept’s east gallery while experimental shorts curated by the Chicago Art Dept run continuously in the west gallery. Synergies includes a diverse group of Chicago-based artists and filmmakers – including work by Christopher Andrew, Matt Egan, Steve Wood, Most Visual, Chris Hefner, brownshoesonly and Emily Tolan.The night culminates with a live music performance by Modern Tapes recording artist Froe Char within the video installation.

Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Chicago Art Department 1932 S. Halsted

7:00pm

Bad Bad Hats / Strange Relations

Bad Bad Hats is an upbeat indie pop trio from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The group of college friends released their debut EP,
It Hurts, on Afternoon Records and has plans to release a full-length in 2015.


Led by drummer/vocalist Casey Sowa, the Twin Cities’ rising talents Strange Relations have made an impression on the indie set in short time with their
unlikely mix of luscious dream-gaze and stripped-down rock. The trio releases its debut LPCentrismlater this month.


Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
The Abbey Pub 3420 W. Grace

7:00pm

Reggies and CIMMfest Present: The Suicide Machines / Break Anchor / Bastardous / Derek Grant / All Eyes West
The Suicide Machines formed in 1991 in Detroit under the original name Jack Kevorkian and the Suicide Machines, but these guys won’t be putting anyone to sleep at least not the ska/punk crowd! Though they officially broke up in 2009, their occasional reunion shows (including a blistering secret-show appearance at Riot Fest 2011) eventually blossomed into a full-blown reunion. For CIMMfest, they will play their 1996 classic album, Destruction by Definition, in its entirety. Also featured: BREAK ANCHOR/ BASTARDOUS/ DEREK GRANT/ ALL EYES WEST

Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Reggie's Rock Club 2109 S. State

7:00pm

Can't be Satisfied, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
In honor of Muddy Waters’ 100th birthday, CIMMfest presents the Robert Gordon documentary Muddy Waters: Can’t Be Satisfied, following Muddy’s rise from Mississippi farmhand to Blues legend. He made Chicago the home of electric blues and laid the groundwork for rock ’n’ roll. Delta Blues singer Jimmy Burns performs a Muddy Waters-inspired set in the lobby before the screening. Filmmaker Robert Gordon appears in person to discuss the importance of the man and his music.


Friday April 17, 2015 7:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 9:30pm
Harper Theatre 5238 S. Harper

7:15pm

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, presented in conjunction with AKASUBA
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday, April 17th at 7:15 pm
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war, and ignite the passion of fans across the globe with their uplifting songs of hope, faith and joy. The band is a potent example of the redeeming power of music and the ability of the human spirit to persevere through unimaginable hardship and emerge with optimism intact. From their humble beginnings in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars have performed on some of the world’s most prestigious stages and matured into one of Africa’s top touring and recording bands.

PLAYING WITH:
William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up feat. Brenton Wood – "Gimme Little Sign" - PM Romero, Scott Montgomery / USA / 3 min. - Shot at the historic People's Climate March in New York, William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up join forces with Brenton Wood in a contemporary twist on the classic 1967 hit, ''Gimme Little Sign." This is what Democracy looks like in America!


Friday April 17, 2015 7:15pm - 7:15pm
The Logan Theatre 2 2646 N. Milwaukee

8:00pm

Yximalloo

Naofumi Yximalloo Ishimaru is an obscure cult musician from Japan who has spent most of his 57 years on the fringes of music and society. This por- trait
captures the extreme dichotomy of a man who becomes frantic and eccentric when he’s performing his music, and then a terribly difficult personality in his
private life. Discover Ishimaru and his true mas- terpiece music, and probably the biggest opportuni- ty the artist has ever had at being discovered.







Friday April 17, 2015 8:00pm - 9:16pm
Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee

8:00pm

CIMMfest presents Cruising TRACKS: A Radical Queer Video Screening + Live Music Performers Dcnzelle & Douce Angoisse + Slo 'Mo Dance Party
Friday, April 17th at 8:00 pm
Queerdos & friends of Chicago: Welcome to CIMMFest’s Queer Video Screening and Music Event. Through video art, short fictions and music videos, this program touches a wide array of topics: stretching notions of gender identity; kinship and sexuality; proper bodies and their organized functions while dealing with a bunch of other social and political struggles such as the fight against HIV/AIDS, sexism, confinement, racism, and mental illness. Digging at the intersections of queerness with humour, indecision or in-your-face queer fabulousness, this program holds together with music at its core—it’s CIMMfest after all! Following the screening and before Slo ‘Mo hits the dj booth with their best soundtracks, we get to have our minds blown by a couple of unapologetic music performers from Montreal, rapper Donzelle and electro musician Douce Angoisse - Rébecca Lavoie, Film Programmer & Curator of Cruising TRACKS

Short films & video art by: Blair Bogin, Rami George, Coral Short & Mascha Nehls (music by Lesbians on X), Robert Carnilius, Kristin Li, COVEN Berlin, Zachary Hutchinson, Justin Kelly, Latham Owen Zearfoss & Joel Midden, Mae Rafferty, Nico Marple & Rebecca Thilo, Jenny Cartwright, Spite Your Face (for Douce Angoisse), Dayna McLeod & Jackie Gallant

Music Videos of: Cakes da Killa, Galaxea Coral, GAYmous, Baathhaus, Donzelle, The Knife, Random Recipe, Kate Stelmanis (Austra), Ms. Holmes (Big Sissy), Paulo Transpire, Tiny Hearts

DARLING AU’SAUN AYA

Chicago-based artist Darling Shear, founder of the collaborative artist group Suna Dance, freelance dancer & choreographer will be performing a live movement-response to one of the videos during the screening!

DONZELLE

Donzelle rhymes sexual demands and emotions using bad metaphors and big dirty bass. She is supported by talented employees and impassive dancers. Together they attack the dance floor and juggle with clichés.

DOUCE ANGOISSE

Via London, to Montreal. Provocative electronic music backed by hypnotic disco/darkwave melodies. Think of a warehouse Daft-Punk beating up a french Kate bush at the gates of hell.

SLO 'MO Party Does Soundtracks follows!

Award-winning dance party Slo 'Mo: Slow jams for homos (and their fans) presents this party featuring jams from your favorite soundtracks spun by DJs Tess and Audio Jack and hosted by Kristen Kaza. Expect to hear cuts from Waiting to Exhale, Set it Off, Do the Right Thing, Love Jones, Jackie Brown, Superfly and more.

Presented in conjunction with the Quebec Government Office in Chicago


Friday April 17, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia

8:00pm

Reggies and CIMMfest Present: Possessed by Paul James / JP Harris & The Tough Choices / Pale Green Stars
Talk about possessed, Konrad Wert is…in the way we like our music! He’s a one-man-band from Texas performing under the moniker Possessed by Paul James. With an arsenal of instruments including banjo, fiddle, guitar, and stomp-box his arrangements will hook you with thoughtful song writing that encompasses country, folk, bluegrass, punk and blues—and we promise his spirit won’t be exorcised… Also featured: J.P. HARRIS and The TOUGH CHOICES play Country-Goddamned-Music-Period/Syracuse-based PALE GREEN STARS redefine gut-bucket twang with a punkadelic cutting edge that’s as sharp as a barbershop straight razor.

Friday April 17, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Reggie's Music Joint 2105 S. State

8:00pm

Shotwell Booking Presents
Shotwell Booking is a boutique agency dedicated to artists that create rare and interesting music. This showcase is headlined by none other than Chicago’s own Bailiff, a band that taps into everything from Native American chants to West African blues and distills those influences into a bass-heavy blues rock with a wickedly catchy electro-pop hook. The Siouxsie & The Banshees-influenced group My Gold Mask; funk band Sidewalk Chalk; psychedelic rockers Smoker; Detroit-based trop goths Jamaican Queens; and DJ Fess Grandiose will also perform.


Friday April 17, 2015 8:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Double Door 1572 N. Milwaukee

8:55pm

Ray Davies: Imaginary Man
Friday, April 17th at 8:55 pm
A rare double-feature treat for fans of Britain's most underrated legendary band. Julien Temple grew up near the Davies family and used to cut school to
hang out at the pub where The Kinks drank. He indulges his life-long love of the band (about which he has also been at work on a narrative film) in this
pair of wistful, eloquent BBC documentaries. Imaginary Man and Kinkdom Come track the Davies brothers through their favorite haunts - North London for Ray,
the Exmoor countryside for Dave - as they candidly reflect on their working-class upbringing, The Kinks' many musical phases, their stormy fraternal
relationship, and their divergent, deeply personal responses to fame.



Q&A with Julien Temple



Friday April 17, 2015 8:55pm - 10:15pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

808
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday, April 17th at 9:00 pm
In 1980, a Japanese electronics manufacturer unwittingly unleashed one of music history’s most important instruments upon the world: The Roland TR-808. More than just a drum machine, the 808 became the backbone of countless hip-hop and R&B tracks before injecting itself into nearly every genre imaginable. From Afrika Bambaataa and LL Cool J to Marvin Gaye and Phil Collins, musicians from all walks of life wanted that iconic 808 sound. Director Alexander Dunn immerses you in the story of this iconic instrument, as told through the eyes (and ears) of some of the most influential artists of the past four decades.

PLAYING WITH:
Pure - Karim Huu Do // UK // 11 min - Follow a ten-member hip-hop collective Last Night In Paris (think the UK’s Odd Future) on an ethereal journey out of the British urban sprawl, and into the surrounding forest to experiment with a mind-altering substance. An intoxicating mix of Lars von Trier’s atmosphere with a shoe commercial slickness, Pure celebrates the otherworldly potential of music.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - 10:34pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

Bright Light Social Hour

Hailing from Austin, Texas, the award-winning Bright Light Social Hour specializes in a feel-good fusion of southern rock, psych, and neo-soul, making it a popular choice for large-scale festivals (including Lollapalooza 2013). The four-piece comes to CIMMfest just after the release of its second full-length, Space is Still the Place on Frenchkiss Records.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western

9:00pm

CIMMfest Welcomes…Heroes of House: DJ Sneak / Mark Farina / Derrick Carter

A pioneering figure in Chicago’s second wave of house music, DJ Sneak (Carlos Sosa) remains one of the genre’s most celebrated artists. With an unmistakable style that combines aggressive electronic sounds and explosive beats with Latin grooves, disco, soul, funk, and more, DJ Sneak is always in demand to perform at some of the world’s hottest parties.



World-renowned DJ and musician Mark Farina honed his craft in Chicago before becoming a major player in San Francisco’s then-developing dance music scene with his signature “Mushroom Jazz” style. Since then, he’s become a revered figure in the global dance circuit with his seamless blends of house, jazz, downtempo, and myriad experimentations.



Raised in the western suburbs, and coming of age in the city’s underground dance community during the 1990s, house music legend Derrick Carter is inextricably tied to Chicago music history and the global electronic music scene. CIMMfest is thrilled to present this performance as part of this year’s music program.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Metro Chicago 3730 N. Clark

9:00pm

Clearance / The Velveteens / The Hecks / Blizzard Babies

Clearance is an independent, four-member rock band based out of Chicago. With songs full of lively guitar riffs and an upbeat cadence, Clearance can most
accurately be described as vivacious. This group is sure to be a fun experience. Their album, Catalogue Nos. (CS), is available at bandcamp.com.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton

9:00pm

Rat Hammer / Gnar Wave Rangers / Shiloh / Joy Kills
Four-man punk powerhouse Rat Hammer headlines the party at Moe’s Tavern Friday, April 17 night. Want to get hammered? This is most definitely the way to go. Also performing are funk-punk heroes The Gnar Wave Rangers and neo-soul alternacore darlings Shiloh. The Joy Kills round out the show nicely with an unforgettable psych-punk smack-down.

Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Moe's Tavern 2937 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

The Claudettes / The Cell Phones

Playing ragtime and blues with a punk rock attitude, The Claudettes create a high-octane sound that’s both wildly impassioned and tightly controlled.
Recently added singer/dancer Yana rounds out the group nicely, expanding its previously instrumental-only repertoire. With a newly recorded album release
on the horizon, a nod from Elwood Blues himself, and more, The Claudettes are on the rise.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee

9:15pm

Teenage Ghost Punk
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday, April 17th at 9:15 pm
When a family moves from rural Michigan to a Victorian home near Chicago, strange things start happening. Creepy noises. Unexplained messes. Old punk rock albums go missing. Suspecting the house is haunted, they hire a wacky medium and a team of bumbling paranormal investigators to help, but teenage daughter Amanda discovers on her own that the house is haunted by the ghost of a 17-year-old punk guitarist named Brian, and his fun-loving band of dead pals. Amanda and Brian form a friendship that soon veers toward romance, but the past collides with the present.

PLAYING WITH:
Archie Powell & The Exports - "Holes" - Bryan Racine / USA / 3 min - Level up with arcade-inspired music video for Chicago rock roustabouts Archie Powell & The Exports. Produced by Audiotree.


Friday April 17, 2015 9:15pm - 10:54pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:30pm

John Primer
As the title of his critically acclaimed Atlantic Records CD suggests, John Primer is truly “The Real Deal.” The Grammy Award and Blues Music Award nominee does not mess around. At 70 years old he’s been playing the blues for over five decades—hard to believe, but he started with a homemade guitar built on his kitchen wall with a broom wire, two nails, and two rocks--to make it tight before he was eight! Primer was instantly hooked with the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Little Milton, and Muddy Waters and easily fills their shoes as one of the greats. As a song of his soulfully cries, “Keep On Loving the Blues”…it would be our pleasure, John Primer!

Friday April 17, 2015 9:30pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
Rosa's Lounge 3240 W. Armitage

10:00pm

Hank Shocklee Showcase: Hank Shocklee/Bomb Squad
The supreme being of the rap world, and legendary producer of the hip-hop group Public Enemy, Salt-N-Pepa, Ice Cube and Bell Biv DeVoe, Hank Shocklee headlines this amazing all-star event. He’ll get a little help from his friends by some of the world’s most influential DJ’s including Searchl1te, Striz, DJ Warp and MC Zulu.

Friday April 17, 2015 10:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

10:45pm

East Nashville Tonight
Friday, April 17th at 10:45 pm
In 2013, cult indie filmmakers and brothers Todd and Brad Barnes set out to shoot a documentary about the burgeoning East Nashville singer-songwriter scene, but weed, whiskey, and musician Todd Snider took over and the result is a hilarious alternative-universe Opryland. Showcasing a host of local stalwarts, beloved hippie bard Snider and his buddies smoke, joke, bang out bent ballads, and somehow put on a shambolic tryout talk show for the East Nashville chanteuse and David Letterman favorite Elizabeth Cook. Another pair of movie siblings, Jay and Mark Duplass, declare that the Barnes Brothers "have revealed a side of Nashville you definitely won't see on CMT."

PLAYING WITH:
Velcro Lewis Group - "They're Having a Party" - Kenny Reed / USA / 5 min. - The party was going just fine until a Satanist spiked the punch bowl--join the freak-out with Chicago’s one-and-only occultist funk rock outfit.


Friday April 17, 2015 10:45pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 12:10am
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

11:00pm

Vapors of Morphine
Friday April 17, 2015 11:00pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 1:00am
The Abbey Pub 3420 W. Grace

11:25pm

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It)
Limited Capacity seats available

Prince goes Sahel in this colorful homage to Purple Rain. Set among the sub-Saharan Tuareg people, and reputedly the first feature film in their Tamashek language which has no word for "purple"; the title translates as "rain the color of blue with a little red in it.” Resplendent in a purple robe and matching chopper, smoking hot guitarist Mdou Moctar arrives in a music-mad Niger town and sets about wooing a local beauty, clashing with his pious father, and fencing with the jealous king of the local scene (Kader Tanoutanoute, as wily and dapper as Morris Day) until their climactic six-string shootout.
PLAYING WITH:
Chop My Money - Theo Anthony/Congo/13 min - Filmed on location in the Congo, a hallucinatory blend of narrative, documentary, and music video gets inside the heads of three badass street kids who also co-scripted the film. Featuring the music of Montreal-based musician Dirty Beaches.


Friday April 17, 2015 11:25pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 12:40am
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

11:30pm

Brasil Bam Bam Bam - The Story Of Sonzeira
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday, April 17th at 11:30 pm
Join globetrotting DJ, producer, and indie label honcho Gilles Peterson as he ventures to Rio de Janeiro to fulfill a dream of recording an album with some of Brazil's most revered musicians. Hopscotching from the studio to the streets (while scouring Rio's record shops for vinyl scores), Peterson records captivating performances by icons like Seu Jorge, Elza Soares, and Ed Motta while soaking up the history and culture of the home of samba, bossa nova, and baile funk, encountering electro wizards, graffiti stars, Carnival crews, and an entrancing dancing toddler.

PLAYING WITH:
The Hidden Cameras - "Carpe Jugular" - Ian Kennedy / USA / 3 min. - The dance floor is a battlefield as everybody’s getting their groove on, and their asses kicked in this hybrid nightclub/Fight Club.


Friday April 17, 2015 11:30pm - Saturday April 18, 2015 12:45am
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee
 
Saturday, April 18
 

10:30am

Music On Film, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 am
John Anderson and Robert Gordon discuss making music documentaries.

Emmy Award Winning and Grammy Nominated Director John Anderson discuss making of his many music docs including Brian Wilson's Smile, Born in Chicago, and brand new recent film Sam Lay in Bluesland (which premiers the night of the panel at CIMMfest).

Along side John will be; Grammy winning writer and documentary director Robert Gordon; Can't be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters and the Stax documentary Respect Yourself: The Story of Stax Records. Andy Markowitz of MusicFilmWeb.com will moderate.

Presented in conjunction with: Lake FX Summit + Expo.

Saturday April 18, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street

12:00pm

Spoke

A storied 50-year history of one of Austin’s most illustrious music venues, the Broken Spoke, a honky tonk’s dancehall




dream.


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 12:21pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

Porch Stories
Limited Capacity seats available


Each of the three tales in writer-director Sarah Goodman’s thought-provoking comedy/drama is spun from a different porch in the same multicultural
neighborhood. The common thread is how life’s unpredictable twists and turns can make us rethink even our most cherished goals and relationships. Emma
(Sarah Barrett) is focused on her upcoming wedding when an old friend (Jose Miguel Contreras) drops by; an elderly Portuguese husband and wife bitterly
face the prospect of dissolving their marriage; and a brother and sister plot their path to becoming rock superstars with reckless abandon. Filmed in
black-and-white underscores the emotional impact of Goodman’s film.

PLAYING WITH:
the Soil & the Sun- "Are You?" - Bryan Racine / USA / 6 min - Michigan freak folksters, the Soil & the Sun perform their beautiful music live from a CLIFF! Cliff ... cliff ... in the Texas desert. Produced by Audiotree.


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:13pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

The Possibilities Are Endless
Limited Capacity seats available


In 2005 Scottish singer-songwriter Edwyn Collins, best known for fronting '80s postpunk band Orange Juice and for his out-of-the-blue 1994 solo hit "A Girl Like You," suffered a catastrophic cerebral hemorrhage that wiped his mind clean. This intimate, elliptical film named for a phrase that was inexplicably on Collins' lips when he emerged from a coma, chronicles his intensely personal experience of recovery with structural boldness, visual imagination, and sublime empathy steering its course from near abstraction to brilliant clarity as Collins regains language, memory, music, humor and love.

PLAYING WITH:
Toñita's - Beyza Boyacioglu, Sebastian Diaz // USA // 21 min - The last of its kind in New York’s Puerto Rican community, The Caribbean Sports Club is kept alive and well by the community’s beloved matriarch, Maria Tonita, and fills the screen with colorful characters, tight knit bonds, and flavorful music.


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:23pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 1 'More Than a Hobby'

These films are all character driven in many different ways-- some by their passions, desires and obsessions, others by big scary dogs and the need to
consume magic potions from the rear end of a large beetle. Yes, you read that right. It’s about to get weird.


Chop My Money

(Theo Anthony, USA);


Pink Avalanche: Your Collapse

(Kate Kapuza and Molly McCandless, USA);


Elegy

(Raphael Ouellet, Canada);


Pure

(Karim Huu Do, UK);


Cakes da killa

(Ja’Tovia Gary, USA);


The Peach Kings: Mojo Thunder

(Benjy Brooke, USA);


Small Instruments

(Edyta Wroblewska, Poland);


Andante

(Gavin Carver, UK).


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

百鸟朝凤 (The Song of the Phoenix)
Saturday, April 18th at 12:00 pm
The final film from legendary Chinese director Wu Tianming (The King of Masks), charts the life and trials of You Tianming, a young suona apprentice (a very expressive reed instrument) who then forms his own troupe at a time when the tradition of suona music is fading in Chinese society. As a man, he faces the painful reality that his chosen calling is no longer in tune with a modern, urbanized China.  The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago is proud to co-present two screenings.


Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Chinese American Museum of Chicago 238 W. 23rd Street

12:00pm

Sound Recording & Scoring for Film, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo and Columbia College
Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywaler Sound, speaks on her incredible career and shares her expertise on recording orchestras for film as well as scoring for video games.

Saturday April 18, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street

1:45pm

Oil City Confidential, presented in conjunction with MusicFilmWeb
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 1:45 pm
Briefly popular then largely forgotten, Dr. Feelgood "fell through a gasoline crack in history," guitarist Wilko Johnson says. Oil City Confidential rectifies that gap in music history, chronicling the influential English band whose gutbucket R&B blasted through the pomp rock bloat of the '70s and helped clear the way for punk. Abetted by the charismatic Johnson, a natural-born storyteller whose chopping guitar and onstage strut defined the Feelgoods in their prime. Director Julien Temple beautifully locates the band's soul in the mud flats and plants of Canvey Island, their flood-prone home in the Thames River estuary.

Q&A with Director, Julien Temple


Saturday April 18, 2015 1:45pm - 3:29pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

2:00pm

In The Mix: The History of Chicago's Female House DJs
Chicago is the birthplace of House Music and a key element of the genre’s success are the women who contributed to the development of the music. Women were at the forefront of House Music as DJ’s, vocalists, musicians, dancers and more. In the Mix : The History of Chicago’s Female House DJs explores the worlds of the earliest women House Music DJ’s and their continued contributions to Chicago’s music scene.

Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.

2:00pm

As Old as My Tongue: The Myth and Life of Bi Kidude, presented in conjunction with MusicFilmWeb
Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 pm
When world music took off in the West, one of its most remarkable "discoveries" was the Zanzibar Taarab singer Fatma binti Baraka, better known as Bi Kidude. Well into her 80s (or maybe beyond) when she was ushered onto the global stage, Kidude was a rebel rocker of the old school, a smoker, drinker, and drummer who broke taboos for Muslim women and presided over sexual-initiation ceremonies for brides-to-be. This 2006 portrait - screening with Jones' brand new follow-up I Shot Bi Kidude - is a fiercely entertaining look at Kidude's life and music and the many myths that grew up around her.



Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:06pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

2:00pm

Abby Singer Songwriter
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 2:00 pm
In the mid-1990s, Jamie Block was a bona fide indie rock star, riding a fleeting wave of fame all the way to a major label deal with Capitol Records. While his brand of anti-folk music made him a critical darling, the label dropped him after album sales failed to meet expectations. Under pressure to provide for his young family, Block did a 180 and became a Wall Street stockbroker. Fifteen years and one divorce later, he records a new album and meets hapless filmmaker Onur Tukel, who persuades him to sink all of his savings into a series of increasingly absurd music videos to promote his comeback. Abby Singer Songwriter is a hilariously original experiment in hybrid filmmaking, blurring the line between real life and fiction (with hallucinatory music videios in between).

PLAYING WITH:
Sabers – "Money Eddie" - Jim Sikora / USA / 5 min. - A visually striking pop confection of a music video for jangly Chicago indie rock band Sabers.


Saturday April 18, 2015 2:00pm - 3:13pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

3:30pm

I Shot Bi Kidude, presented in conjunction with MusicFilmWeb
Saturday, April 18th at 3:30 pm
In late 2012, Tanzanian media reported that centenarian singer and national cultural icon Bi Kidude had been kidnapped by a relative who claimed that longtime musical and business associates were mistreating her. British filmmaker Andy Jones, who examined Kidude's mythic life in the documentary As Old As My Tongue (screening with this film), returned to Zanzibar to investigate. A doc thriller with a deep emotional core, I Shot Bi Kidude chronicles the strange final months of a music legend while telling how a white filmmaker from England's West Midlands forged an abiding bond with Africa's oldest singer.



Saturday April 18, 2015 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

4:00pm

WWIMM & WIFC Present: Women Taking Care of Business
Join Women Working in Mixed Media and Women in Film Chicago for a panel on career strategies for women in the creative arts. Let's have a drink and meet some of Chicago’s most impressive women in film, music, media and more. Hear how these women rose to the top while learning tips like how to identify new opportunities, increase your confidence, find mentors, and build and diversify your network.

Saturday April 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.

4:00pm

The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson
Limited Capacity seats available


In early 2013, ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist, songwriter, and showman Wilko Johnson was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Given a few months to
live, he recorded a final album, went on a farewell tour, and told the world that he'd never felt more acutely, joyously alive. But a funny thing happened
on the way to Valhalla: the months ticked by, and Johnson didn't die. Julien Temple, who'd been enchanted by Johnson's wit and erudition while making the
Feelgoods documentary Oil City Confidential (also screening at CIMMFest), was there for the ride. The result is an uplifting exploration of how to
live with impending death, and what to do when you're then sentenced to live.



Q&A with Julien Temple



Saturday April 18, 2015 4:00pm - 5:31pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

4:10pm

Lee Scratch Perry's Visions of Paradise
Limited Capacity seats available


Aptly titled, Lee Scratch Perry’s Vision of Paradise chronicles the career of reggae music’s inimitable architect of Dub, a subgenre of reggae.
Filmed over a 13-year period, director Volker Schaner equipped with a camera and microphone spent countless hours at Perry’s home, culminating what he
considers, “the most intimate, extensive and fascinating adventure you can possibly have with Lee Perry.” Not your typical documentary as it also serves as
Perry’s own spirituality, and the pre-eminent guide on how to change the world with art and music.

PLAYING WITH:
Christylez Bacon - Aaron Fisher // USA // 6 min - A deft and witty portrait of progressive hip-hop artist Christylez Bacon that illustrates his unique style, incredible beatboxing skills, and personal philosophy of music.


Saturday April 18, 2015 4:10pm - 5:50pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

5:10pm

The Poet of Havana

An exploration of the cultural, political and social significance of internationally renowned Cuban musician Carlos Varela is recognized as one of the most
influential artists of his time as he marked 30 years as a singer-songwriter. This moving documentary highlights one artist’s struggle for individual
freedoms, and his efforts to build bridges between Cuba, the United States, disenfranchised Cubans, and the people of the world. Shot in Havana with unique
access, stunning concert and insider backstage moments, and exclusive interviews with international stars--Varela’s friends like Jackson Browne, Benicio
del Toro, Ivan Lins, Luis Enrique, Juan and Samuel Formel, Diana Fuentes, X Alfonso, Alexander Abreu and more.

PLAYING WITH:
Broken Flowers Project – "Días Desiertos" - Eduardo Avila Flores / Mexico / 4 min. - A stunning and hypnotic imagery accompanies this pop-rock tune of "desert days" from Guadalajara, Mexico.


Saturday April 18, 2015 5:10pm - 6:47pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

5:30pm

百鸟朝凤 (The Song of the Phoenix)
Saturday, April 18th at 5:30 pm
The final film from legendary Chinese director Wu Tianming (The King of Masks), charts the life and trials of You Tianming, a young suona apprentice (a very expressive reed instrument) who then forms his own troupe at a time when the tradition of suona music is fading in Chinese society. As a man, he faces the painful reality that his chosen calling is no longer in tune with a modern, urbanized China.  The Chinese-American Museum of Chicago is proud to co-present two screenings.


Saturday April 18, 2015 5:30pm - 7:20pm
Chinese American Museum of Chicago 238 W. 23rd Street

6:00pm

Shield and Spear
Saturday, April 18th at 6:00 pm
A graphically satiric painting of South African President Jacob Zuma sets in motion this fascinating look at art, identity, and freedom of expression in the would-be "rainbow nation" 20 years into the era of multiracial democracy. Petter Ringbom's film offers a view of today's South Africa as seen by a bevy of activist artists and creatively bursting musicians - from genre-busting collective The Brother Moves On to flamboyant Afro-funkster Gazelle to Afrikaans punk band Fokofpolisiekar - whose work casts an optimistic eye on the country's democratic, pluralistic future while challenging the creeping authoritarianism and continued social divides of its present.

PLAYING WITH:
The Orchestra: Claudio Abbado & The Mozart Orchestra Musicians plus Bicycle Notes and live music.


Saturday April 18, 2015 6:00pm - 7:39pm
Academy of Music at University Church

6:00pm

CIMMfest in HYDE PARK
CIMMfest in HYDE PARK
International Beethoven Project: Saturday Night CIMMfest

Saturday, April 18 / 6pm - Midnight / $20 Academy of Music at University Church 5655 S University Ave. Join us for an evening of music and movies in Hyde Park with our friends from IBP.

The evening will feature 2 music films, live musical performances and DJ sets throughout the evening. The Orchestra - Claudio Abbado & The Mozart’s Orchestra Musicians takes a look into the

world of the Mozart Orchestra of Bologna and their beloved leader, Maestro Claudio Abbado.

Shield and Spear is a satiric juxtaposition of the present-day creeping authoritarianism
with a “rainbow nation” 20 years in the future.

Bicycle Notes combines hauntingly beautiful images with a live accompaniment by Joel Styzens, and a live set following the film.

Saturday April 18, 2015 6:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00am
Academy of Music at University Church 5655 S University Ave. 5655 S University Ave.

6:15pm

The Front Man
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 6:15 pm
The culmination of a 27-year-journey of a man seeking fame and stardom in the music business, The Front Man follows the life of Jim Wood, the charismatic lead singer of New Jersey “party rock” band Loaded Poets. Disillusioned by the broken promise of rock ‘n’ roll, but unable to let go of his dreams of celebrity, Wood sets out to find the true meaning of success while reconciling the joy of creating music with his wife’s desire to expand their family. Five-time Emmy Award-winner Paul Devlin comes along for the ride to document Wood ’s quest, a crooked path that takes them through the homes of musicians who “made it,” onto the set of a cult horror movie, and even on national television.

PLAYING WITH:
Possessed by Paul James: There Will Be Nights When I'm Lonely - Todd Tue // USA // 5 min - This lively, spirited documentary of folk music, as shown through the inspirational styles of one-man band Konrad Wert better known as Possessed by Paul James, showcases a man whose heartfelt music mirrors his love for family and helping others--a man who truly encompasses the power of music that brings people together.


Saturday April 18, 2015 6:15pm - 7:28pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

6:15pm

Jaco
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 6:15 pm
Critics once hailed bassist Jaco Pastorius as “the future of modern music,” and Bootsy Collins once said, “Before Jaco, bass didn’t know what it was yet.” Unfortunately, for many of our most sensitive artists, great genius comes at great cost… and Jaco Pastorius was no exception. Now more than 25 years since his violent and untimely death comes the long-awaited, definitive portrait of the once poor and unknown, scrappy Florida boy, whose inventive approach to the electric bass earned him international recognition.

Q&A with Metallica bassist and producer Robert Trujillo and director Paul Marchand


Saturday April 18, 2015 6:15pm - 8:04pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Sam Lay in Bluesland
Limited Capacity seats available


The man some call “the greatest drummer of all time” is recognized almost as much for his signature double-shuffle beat — his capes, crowns, canes and cowbells are the stuff of legend— Sam Lay has played a key role in the evolution of the blues for almost 60 years. He was on drums when Bob Dylan went electric at Newport… He was in the studio and on the road with blues greats Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and James Cotton... He was a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band. At 80 years old, Sam Lay is still an active part of the Chicago blues scene. This documentary tells Lay’s story through his own words, music and personal films, and features interviews with past bandmates Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, and includes fierce admirers like Iggy Pop.



Saturday April 18, 2015 7:00pm - 8:30pm
The Logan Theatre 2 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Sones de México live scores ¡Que viva México!, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Mexican folk sextet Sones de México creates and performs a unique original score for the 1930s film ¡Que Viva Mexico! Produced by Upton Sinclair, the 1931 shot by pioneer Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein uses dramatic elements of surrealism and expressionism to document the history of Mexico’s peasant uprising and the Mexican Revolution of 1910 that inspired Russia's own revolution in 1917. The scenes span different regions of Mexico including Oaxaca and Chiapas. Sones de México Ensemble will perform this film score live using regional folk music from those areas.

Saturday April 18, 2015 7:00pm - 9:30pm
National Museum of Mexican Art 1852 W. 19th Street

7:00pm

Lisa Fischer

CIMMfest is proud to present Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer. Following her early solo success in the 1990s, Fischer established herself as one of the hottest backup singers around, performing in sessions and touring internationally with The Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, and Luther Vandross, among others. Fischer previously appeared onscreen at CIMMfest as a featured artist in the 2013, Oscar-winning documentary
20 Feet From Stardom.


Saturday April 18, 2015 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Thalia Hall 1807 S. Allport St.

7:00pm

ChicagoMusic.org Presents

ChicagoMusic.Org is the hub for the city’s vibrant music communities, providing a look into its music scene through the eyes of a local fan. This showcase
presents headliner Elle Casazza, a singer with the ability to make you dance throughout the night with her sultry, powerful sound. Attendees will see four
other great acts on that same stage: Scotch Hollow, an acoustic roots band from Nashville; the quirky Brit-rock trio Fletcher; The Damn Choir; and two-time
Grammy nominated indie artist Matthew Santos.


Saturday April 18, 2015 7:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
Martyrs' 3240 W. Armitage

7:00pm

7:15pm

Y/Our Music
Saturday, April 18th at 7:15 pm
Where does the Thai musical identity lie? In the traditional songs of work and faith from the sprawling rural region of Isan? In the experimental art-rock honed in Bangkok basements and galleries? In the bamboo saxophones laboriously handmade by a jazz-loving optician? Yes, yes, yes, and more. Y/Our Music takes a sonic journey through Thailand from rice fields to urban markets, spanning generations and geography to reveal a diverse and at times divided musical culture, and reveling in the artistry of singers and players working to preserve and update the old ways.

PLAYING WITH:
Dial In - "RHXQ" - Shan Khan / USA / 4 min. - This stone-cold beautiful, kaleidoscopic music video perfectly matches the electronic precision and hypnotic groove of Chicago duo Dial In. Produced by Audiotree and Black Rider.


Saturday April 18, 2015 7:15pm - 8:36pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

8:00pm

Goodwolf / Bishops / Coyotes in Boxes / Ona / J Marinelli / Tyler Childers / William Matheny

Twin Cousins Records is a small label hailing from West Virginia that’s new to the scene. They present a noteworthy collection of acts headlined by
Goodwolf. The band’s frontman and driving force Tyler Grady tends toward ‘90s grunge era music and has a knack for taking disgruntling life experiences and
spinning them into pure gold. This showcase also features a wide range of other acts, including the garage rock of Bishops; the country music of Tyler
Childers and the one-man punk explosion, J. Marinelli. Coyotes in Boxes, Ona, and William Matheny are also on the bill.


Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton

8:15pm

Almost There, Presented in conjunction with Lake FX Summit + Expo
Limited Capacity seats available

Almost There is a coming-of (old)-age story about 83-year-old Peter Anton, an "outsider" artist living in isolated and crippling conditions whose world changes when two filmmakers discover his work and storied past. Shot over eight years, Almost There documents Anton's first major exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. Each layer revealed reflects on the intersections of social norms, elder care, and artistic expression.

Saturday April 18, 2015 8:15pm - 9:48pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

8:15pm

Almost There
Kartemquin Films-produced documentary Almost There is a coming-of-(old)-age story about 83-year-old Peter Anton, an "outsider" artist living in isolated and crippling conditions, whose world changes when two filmmakers discover his work and storied past. Shot over eight years, Almost There documents Anton's first major exhibition and how the controversy it generates forces him to leave his childhood home. Each layer revealed reflects on the intersections of social norms, elder care and artistic expression. A Q&A with filmmakers Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky follows the screening.

Saturday April 18, 2015 8:15pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 12:30am
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee

8:45pm

Hardcore Devo Live!
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 8:45 pm
The theory of de-evolution took musical shape in Akron, Ohio basements where a bunch of ex-art students spent the mid '70s honing their satiric notion of human regression into something like, but also quite unlike, a rock band. Devo largely retired their primordial songs in the wake of unlikely pop success, but last year they marked the band's 40th anniversary with a tour devoted to these seminal tracks. Energetically shot by Keirda Bahruth (director of 2011’s CIMMFest doc award winner Bob and the Monster), this concert film is a must for Devotees, capturing one of the key bands of the post-punk era reclaiming their musical past with unbridled gusto.

PLAYING WITH: Truth About Devolution


Saturday April 18, 2015 8:45pm - 10:10pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

The Hip-Hop Fellow
Saturday, April 18th at 9:00 pm
The Hip-Hop Fellow follows Grammy Award winning producer Patrick Douthit’s, better known as 9th Wonder, tenure at Harvard University as he teaches The Standards of Hip-Hop, conducts research for his thesis, and lectures at Duke University. The film centers on the emerging significance of incorporating hip-hop music studies into academia, and highlights the scholars at the forefront of preserving 40 years of hip hop culture. Featured interviews include Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Phonte, Ab-Soul, Young Guru, Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, Rapper Big Pooh, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Dr. Marcyliena Morgan and DJ Premier.

PLAYING WITH:
Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO - Ja'Tovia Gary // USA // 13 min - An unapologetic portrait of a young artist determined to create and live life on his own terms, Rashard Bradshaw aka Cakes Da Killa is a 23 year-old hip-hop artist who leads an openly gay life. With three critically acclaimed mixtapes to his name, he’s shattering the preconceived notions of what it takes to be a respected lyricist. Rightfully bragging that he can "spit that shit to make a homophobe a hypocrite."


Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00pm - 10:19pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

Chicago Mixtape Presents

Chicago Mixtape is a local institution curating and providing free digital music from great local musicians weekly. Its showcase is headlined by Santah, a
Chicago quintet with an eternally sunny disposition and charming vocal harmonies that can transform even the most frigid Chicago winters. Also performing
will be Rapper Chicks, a collective of some of the best hip-hop talent in Chicago (Psalm One, Fluffy, Angel Davanport, and Ill-Esha), and Weatherman, an experimental pop duo consisting of vocalist/pianist Annie Higgins and drummer Jason Toth.


Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia

9:00pm

NE-HI / Tweens / Trin Tran

NE-HI’s guitar-driven indie rock calls to memory pleasantly nostalgic images of the Chicago backyard rock shows and sweaty DIY basement spaces in which the group came into being. Its 2014 self-titled debut was received with open arms, securing NE-HI a spot in Chicago’s heart.


Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
The Empty Bottle 1035 N. Western

9:00pm

The Luck of Eden / Waxworks / Chicago Semisweet
Saturday, April 18 night’s mega party is hosted by Moe’s Tavern with performances from The Luck of Eden Hall, WaxWorks, and Chicago Semisweet . As the headliner of this event, The Luck of Eden Hall will be transporting you to happiness with a psychedelic pop party akin to something like jamming out on Saturn. WaxWorks will take you back to real rock with their 60’s inspired musical time machine and Chicago Semisweet will make you wish you were sipping a drink on the bayou with their sweet, sweet soul.

Saturday April 18, 2015 9:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
Moe's Tavern 2937 N. Milwaukee

10:00pm

Absolute Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 10:00 pm
Julien Temple's bravura musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel set in the late '50s youthquake London was an absolute flop upon release, but has since
won reappraisal and a cult coterie for its stylized, Hollywood-by-way-of-MTV production numbers, saturated neon ambiance, and a killer soundtrack featuring
David Bowie, Sade, and Ray Davies. All have parts in the film orbiting around party-mad teens, Eddie O'Connell and Patsy Kensit (in her breakout role) as
they fall in and out of love against a backdrop of cool jazz, simmering racial tension, and pop machinations. This is a rare chance to luxuriate the film's
gaudy charms in glorious 35mm.



Saturday April 18, 2015 10:00pm - 11:48pm
Gene Siskel Film Center 164 N. State Street

10:00pm

Jimmy Burns
What do you get when you combine Delta roots with R&B and soul? You come up with the unique sounds of Jimmy Burns. His charismatic performances--expressive, soulful voice and a melodic guitar style--are unmatched. With a keen sense of his musical heritage, Burns has created an upbeat style that has won critical acclaim as an award winning American soul blues and electric blues guitarist, and a singer-songwriter. When you hear “Leaving Here Walking,” you’ll know why it was a hit right out of the gate and why you are at Rosa’s Lounge…

Saturday April 18, 2015 10:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
Rosa's Lounge 3240 W. Armitage

10:30pm

Basically, Johnny Moped
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 pm
Filmmaker Fred Burns spotlights punk rock’s great-lost band Johnny Moped that included his father, Raymond Burns known by the stage name Captain Sensible – the iconic guitarist and founder of the seminal British Punk band The Damned. A funny and often moving account of a group who predated punk, Basically, Johnny Moped features interviews with the movement’s most influential architects and former band members including Chrissie Hynde, as well as fan Shane MacGowan.

PLAYING WITH:
Black Bananas - "Hey Rockin'" - Ian Kennedy / USA / 3 min. - A fever dream of 80s music videos, Slasher flicks, and S&M, the new Black Bananas video is weird, sexy, and kind of disgusting – the perfect accompaniment to their scuzzy, lo-fi sound.


Saturday April 18, 2015 10:30pm - 11:47pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

11:00pm

Sex and Broadcasting
Limited Capacity seats available


An up-close and revealing account of Jersey City’s WFMU station that manager Ken Freedman describes as, “radio for people, picked last on the basketball
team; for that one person who didn’t go to senior prom; for the misfits and malcontents; the slackers, hobos and dreamers; the musicians, artists, weirdos;
the onanistic shut-ins, mutants, and all other people who are clearly not working up to their potential.” Since 1995, Freedman has endeavored to preserve
and uphold WFMU’s legacy as the world’s oldest Freeform radio station. A delightful look at the station’s equally committed army of 800 volunteers and 60
unpaid DJs, Sex and Broadcasting explores the 21st century cultural landscape and serves as a reminder of an American tradition that
values independence and freedom above all else.

PLAYING WITH:
Flakonkishochki feat. Mumiy Troll — "Кажется" - Andrey Flakonkishochki / Russia / 4 min. - An innocent little girl boards a train in which every compartment is the gateway to another world. A surrealist animated video collaboration between Russian band Mumiy Troll and artist Andrey Flakonkishochki.

Saturday April 18, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 12:16am
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

11:00pm

Sam Lay in Bluesland - Second Screening Added!
Limited Capacity seats available

Second Screening at Society For Arts, Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 pm

The man some call “the greatest drummer of all time” is recognized almost as much for his signature double-shuffle beat — his capes, crowns, canes and cowbells are the stuff of legend— Sam Lay has played a key role in the evolution of the blues for almost 60 years. He was on drums when Bob Dylan went electric at Newport… He was in the studio and on the road with blues greats Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Little Walter and James Cotton... He was a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band. At 80 years old, Sam Lay is still an active part of the Chicago blues scene. This documentary tells Lay’s story through his own words, music and personal films, and features interviews with past bandmates Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, James Cotton, and includes fierce admirers like Iggy Pop.



Saturday April 18, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 12:30am
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

11:00pm

CIMMfest’s Official Record Store Day Wrap-up Party with the Gomers / Live Band Karaoke / Gramps the Vamp / Nooky Jones
Saturday, April 18th at 11:00 pm

CIMMfest's Record Store Day Wrap-up Party celebrates the culture of independent record stores by enlisting The Gomers for a little Live Band Karaoke. The Gomers are a Madison, Wisconsin based comedy rock/experimental rock band. This group even has a holiday named after them. February 1st has been proclaimed as "Gomer Day" by the mayor of Madison. The Gomers take their name from the television series Gomer Pyle.

PLAYING WITH:


Assembled by Keyboardist Maxx McGathey in the fall of 2011, Gramps The Vamp arose from its sweaty house party roots to become a staple in the Chicago music scene, regularly playing prominent venues such as the Double Door, Martyrs, and Metro. The band has received several media distinctions including Best New Band 2013 in the Chicago Reader's Best Of Chicago, Deli Chicago’s band of the month in September 2014, and Deli’s Editor's Choice for Best Emerging Chicago Artist 2014.

Saturday April 18, 2015 11:00pm - Sunday April 19, 2015 1:00am
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee
 
Sunday, April 19
 

12:00pm

Congo Beat the Drum
Limited Capacity seats available


Take a journey through Jamaica’s storied reggae culture led by Ariel “Kalbata” Tagar, a techno producer known for his inventive remixes and Uri
“Mixmonster” Wertheim, a member of the funk band The Apples. In the midst of recording an album of dub music, Kalbata and Mixmonster travel from Tel Aviv
to the streets of Kingston in search of their favorite but long-neglected reggae musicians. The result is an eye-opening film and a heart-pounding
soundtrack.

PLAYING WITH:
Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets – "Melatonin and Weed" - Remi Cosnier / Canada / 4 min.- A groovy animation of Quebec-band Angelo Spencer et Les Hauts Sommets plays like an indie rock update of "My Favorite Things," with a list including tigers, sex, drugs, surfing, and fruit (especially pineapples).


Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 12:57pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

Knowledge is Power: How to Kick Ass in the Chicago Film Industry
Since 2007, The Chicago Acting In Film Meetup NFP (CAFM) has established itself as the premier co-mentoring and educational group for working film actors in Chicago. In this free interactive workshop, you will learn how CAFM empowers actors and filmmakers to kick ass in the Chicago film industry, using resources, knowledge, and establishing best practices.

Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Chicago Distilling Company 2359 N. Milwaukee Ave.

12:00pm

The Legacy of Lounge Ax
Lounge Ax was more than just a rock club. It was a home, both literally and figuratively, for up and coming bands and fans alike. Join Julia Adams and a panel of guests as they discuss what made the club unique, its impact on the Chicago music scene and why it is still loved today -- 15 years after its closing. Can such a place ever be replicated? How do today's small venues compare to Lounge Ax? Lounge Ax was more than just a rock club. It was a home, both literally and figuratively, for up and coming bands and fans alike. Join Julia Adams and a panel of guests as they discuss what made the club unique, its impact on the Chicago music scene and why it is still loved today -- 15 years after its closing. Can such a place ever be replicated? How do today's small venues compare to Lounge Ax?

Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

Your Network is Your Net Worth
Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals who share the same vision - is essential for success. In order to do this we must have a clear vision of the team's goals and effective leadership paving the way. We will delve into several effective ways of building great teams. Some key points are: Having a clear vision, Becoming a Great Talent Scout, Leading by Example, Motivating Others to Live Up to Their Full Potential and Working with a Diverse Group

Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

12:00pm

Rio 50 Degrees
Limited Capacity seats available


If you don't speak metric, 50° Celsius = 122° Fahrenheit, and this portrait captures the heat of Rio de Janeiro in every sense. The third in Temple's
series of music-minded urban histories (following Requiem for Detroit? and London - The Modern Babylon), this is a 360-degree view of Rio
in all its contrasts: black and white, rich and poor, Catholic and Candomble, Copacabana Beach and the hillside favelas. Artfully mixing
old movies and news footage with striking contemporary views, Temple shows how Rio became the city it is, not as imagined by tourists, but as lived and
shaped by millions of Cariocas, perpetually on the move and never without a beat.



Q&A with Julien Temple



Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:33pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

12:00pm

SHORTS PROGRAM 2 'Hello, It’s Me'

Yes, it’s you! All of the shorts in this program feature vibrant, unusual characters declaring their existence. Sovereign Paperwork (Lala Severi,
Uruguay); Mary In The Locker Room (Jamieson Pierce, Australia); First Aid Kit: Master Pretender (Kyle Cogan, USA);Todd Who? (Gavin Bond, Australia); Broke Juke (Anthony Cabral, USA); The Fall Four: Siren Song (Kyle Cogan, USA); Showfolk (Neil McNeilage, USA).


Sunday April 19, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

1:20pm

Killer B3
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday, April 19th at 1:20 pm
Over eight years in the making, Killer B3 puts you in front, behind and inside the more than 425-pound keyboard often called the beast. The Hammond Organ is responsible for the unique keyboard sounds in gospel, jazz, blues, rock, country, and reggae music. The film is a cross-country venture with stops in almost a dozen cities, and features perennial B3 players like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Tony Monaco, Joey DeFrancesco, Shawn Brown, Papa John DeFrancesco, Jimmy Smith, Jr. and many others.

PLAYING WITH:
Jump Into My Arms - Rex Carter / USA / 9 min. - A devoted husband-and-wife lounge act create beautiful moldies together with lives joyfully choreographed to a swing-step, but their happiness on stage belies a darker reality behind the curtain. Through it all, the spirit of their music keeps them united.


Sunday April 19, 2015 1:20pm - 2:53pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

1:30pm

LESLIE ANN JONES Discusses Recording for Film vs. Music Recordings
What are the inherent differences in recording for film vs. a music recording? How does the amount of time allowed for each differ, and why? How may dialogue and sound effects alter the recording process and eventual outcome? How does the audio engineer approach recoding a CD or a film score with respect to type of gear being used? These questions – and many more – will be explored by Skywalker Sound’s Director of Music Recording and Scoring--Leslie Ann Jones. A multiple Grammy Award winner (Quincy Porter: The Complete Viola Works) and scoring producer for film (Apocalypse Now, White Men Can't Jump, Lost Highway). Ms. Jones will be joined as co-moderators by Grammy Award-winning Producer Michael Freeman (Joined at the Hip), and composer/engineer Carlos Villalobos (EMPIRE, Chicago Fire, Sex & The City). An audience Q&A will follow the 90-minute discussion. Presented and produced by EARS- the Engineering and Recording Society of Chicago; Columbia College’s Cinema Arts + Science, and CIMMfest.

Moderators:
Carlos Villalobos, composer/engineer Carlos Villalobos (EMPIRE, Chicago Fire, Sex & The City).
Michael Freeman , by Grammy Award-winning Producer Michael Freeman (Joined at the Hip).
Panelist:
Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording and Scoring, Skywalker Sound

Sunday April 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbia's Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor

1:30pm

Speed Networking
Participants would have the opportunity to sit with various industry professionals in 7-minute increments, as a means to gather extensive knowledge.

Sunday April 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Emporium Arcade Bar 1366 N. Milwaukee

1:30pm

Unsound: How free internet culture and the corporate takeover of the internet are impacting creators and what we can do about it.
This discussion and advance screening of clips from the forthcoming documentary, Unsound, addresses the impacts that free internet culture and the corporate takeover of the internet are having on the creative world. Over 15 years after Napster, musicians, filmmakers, journalists, and even the creators of the internet themselves are finally starting to speak out in this timely film. Join us for a discussion with music producer Count (DJ Shadow, Tycho, Galactic), Jeffrey Boxer (Content Creators Coalition), celebrated guitarist Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn, president Content Creators Coalition), and legendary producer Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy, Ice Cube).

Sunday April 19, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

2:00pm

Homocore Chicago Scene: queer feminist punk rock, politics & organizing by co-founder Joanna Brown & Mark Freitas
Homocore Chicago was founded in 1992 by Joanna Brown and Mark Freitas. Homocore was a regular space for queer punks to gather and featured live music by queercore and feminist punk bands. It was awesome.

Sunday April 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee

2:15pm

The First Waltz
Limited Capacity seats available


Mixing intimate concert performances, road scenes, personal tales, and studio footage, The First Waltz arrives at a crucial moment to remind us that Jerry Garcia is as important as Ben Franklin, and that rock ‘n’ roll is as much a birthright as The Constitution. Director Justin Kreutzmann brings us an insightful, copacetic-minded snapshot of a fertile collaboration for musicians Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly, Duane Trucks and Jesse Aycock.

PLAYING WITH:
Lucette - "Bobby Reid" - Blake Judd / USA / 2 min. - A classic Southern gothic tale of salvation and murder showcases the pipes of Canadian folk singer Lucette.


Sunday April 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:49pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

2:15pm

How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama

The men that would become the Blind Boys of Alabama, met as children at the Talladega Institute for the Blind, a segregated state-run vocational school.
Buoyed by their local popularity – the boys used to sneak off campus to perform at a nearby military base – and faced with the bleak career choice of
making brooms and mops for a living, the blind youngsters quit school and hit the road. Since the 1930s, the group has been performing around the country
and around the world with their unique sound--the lone survivor of a once popular jubilee quartet singing tradition mixed with a powerful hard-gospel
quartet style. The Blind Boys of Alabama are a national treasure and if you‘ve ever had the opportunity to catch a live performance, you’ll certainly want
to see their entire story told in their own words.



Sunday April 19, 2015 2:15pm - 3:50pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

3:00pm

The Greatest Rock Movie of All Time
A re-up of the conversation from 2009! A good time with experts in the industry having a friendly debate about the best rock movies of all time. This is something that you don’t want to miss! Who will you agree with? Who will present the best rationale? Which one will gain or lose respect for?

Sunday April 19, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The Logan Theatre 2646 N. Milwaukee

3:35pm

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents
Limited Capacity seats available


The long-awaited story of the enigmatic San Francisco band The Residents whose members always performed wearing masks and costumes thanks to The Residents’ management company, The Cryptic Corporation, is told in the aptly named Theory of Obscurity. Director Don Hardy and his crew had unprecedented access to the group’s archival materials and video collection, culminating with footage from the band’s recent world tour celebrating their 40th anniversary.



Sunday April 19, 2015 3:35pm - 5:02pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

4:00pm

CIMMfest Student Film Competition presents: Breaking Through. Best Shorts by the Next Generation.
Sunday, April 19th at 4:00 pm
Young filmmakers from 6 countries and all over the US submitted their short films to our film competition. The top 10 selected films will be screened this Sunday. CIMMfest Director of programming and Senior Senior Manager of Programming for the Sundance festival Adam Montgomery award the first prize to the winner.

Sunday April 19, 2015 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbia's Film Row Cinema 1104 S. Wabash, 8th floor

4:05pm

They Will Have to Kill Us First
Sunday, April 19th at 4:05 pm
When Islamic militants overran northern Mali in 2012, they imposed an especially brutal brand of Sharia law that included a complete ban on music - a mortal blow in a society that has revered its musicians for centuries and now watched as they were forced into silence or exile. From battlefields to refugee camps to the stages of Timbuktu and London, They Will Have to Kill Us First tells the chilling and inspiring stories of displaced artists struggling to reclaim their voice, and introduces Songhoy Blues, a band formed in exile that turned the experience into joyous anthems of rocking reconciliation.


Sunday April 19, 2015 4:05pm - 5:50pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

4:30pm

Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday, April 19th at 4:30 pm
California's indigenous country music became known as "The Bakersfile Sound." Made popular the world over by the likes of Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Rose Maddox. It was also pioneered by equally talented but lesser known individuals, like Billy Mize whose golden voice could be heard in west coast honky-tonks throughout the '50s and '60s. In this deeply personal tale about identity and sacrifice, Mize's grandson, filmmaker William J. Saunders, explores his grandfather's evolutionalry role in the emergence of a musical genre and how his charm became legendary among country music's elite.
PLAYING WITH:
Possessed by Paul James- "Songs We Used To Sing" - Todd Tue / USA / 5 min. - A trip through an empty farmhouse becomes a poignant journey in discovering the artifacts of families who lived there before.


Sunday April 19, 2015 4:30pm - 6:08pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

5:00pm

“Docks of New York” Live Score Performed by Marc Ribot / Daniel Knox
CIMMfest is ecstatic to welcome the prolific and celebrated guitarist Marc Ribot to our 2015 program. In over 20 solo records and countless collaborations (with likes of Tom Waits, John Zorn, and Marianne Faithful, to name a few), Ribot has touched on everything from roots to jazz to rock throughout his storied career. This year at CIMMfest Ribot will live score Josef von Sternberg’s 1928 film Docks of New York.

Sunday April 19, 2015 5:00pm - 9:00pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

5:30pm

The Road to God Knows Where
Limited Capacity seats available

Sunday, April 19th at 5:30 pm
The Road to God Knows Where might just be the coolest student film ever made. Twenty-five years before Nick Cave bared his quasi-fictional soul in 20,000 Days on Earth (CIMMFest 2014), Schueppel - then studying at the German Film Academy, now one of Berlin's most respected indie directors - got a peek behind the veil, accompanying Cave and the Bad Seeds on a five-week US tour. He returned with this riveting vérité document, rarely screened since its 1990 release, that intimately captures the experience of life on the road for a budding icon adjusting uneasily to sobriety and celebrity.

PLAYING WITH:
The Peach Kings - "Mojo Thunder" - Ataboy Studios, Benjy Brooke & Kris Mercado // USA // 4 min - A shady character tries to escape his even darker past by indulging in the usual vices: booze, broads and murder. A neo-noir animated music video for sleaze-rock outfit The Peach Kings.


Sunday April 19, 2015 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

6:00pm

Live from UB

A profile of hard rock in Mongolia set in the capital city, Ulaanbaatar (UB). Live from UB tells the story of how urban Mongolians have used rock music to
overcome the powers of soviet-style socialism, Orientalism, and global- ization for the past three decades. Featuring Altan Urag, Mohanik, and Nisvanis.







Sunday April 19, 2015 6:00pm - 7:24pm
Comfort Station 2579 N. Milwaukee

6:00pm

City Winery and CIMMfest Present: Todd Snider with special guest Rorey Carroll

Country singer-songwriter Todd Snider has been making audiences smile since the mid-1990s when he released the satirical, "ìTalkin' Seattle Grunge Rock Blues... His work continues to reflect his outsider point-of-view, leftwing politics, and good nature, most recently in his 2014 memoir I Never Met A Story I Didn't Like


Sunday April 19, 2015 6:00pm - 8:30pm
City Winery 1200 W. Randolph St.

6:15pm

American Girl

What happens when your (public) private social media information catches the eye of a really interesting guy? Well, if he's a good looking, exciting,
well-connected A&R guy who introduces you to all the coolest bands in town, you fall in love...until you find out how he came to pursue you.

PLAYING WITH:
First Aid Kit - "Master Pretender" - Kyle Cogan / USA / 3 min - Follow the whimsical adventures of the Söderberg sisters, a Swedish folk rock duo as dolphins, spaceships, and the Statue of Liberty all make appearances.

Broke Juke - Anthony E. Cabral / USA / 5 min. - Struggling to comfort his regular customer with the loss of her husband, a bartender repeatedly plays their song on a jukebox that no longer works. This Chicago-shot film touches upon music as a calming escape from grief's haunting silence.

Sunday April 19, 2015 6:15pm - 7:36pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

6:45pm

Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck 5
Limited Capacity seats available


Rye Coalition did everything they were supposed to do. For a decade, the Jersey City post-hardcore band starved daily and rocked nightly, crisscrossing
America to build an audience gig by gig. And just as they signed to a major label with a certified rock star to produce their record, it all fell apart.
Culled from 20 years of footage and featuring testimonials from Dave Grohl, Steve Albini, and other fans from bigger bands, Matz's documentary charts Rye
Coalition's slow rise and spectacular fall, painting an underdog portrait of five guys who went through the music biz wringer and came out bloodied but
ultimately unbowed.

PLAYING WITH:
Gates - "Not My Blood" - Bryan Racine / USA / 6 min - New Jersey band Gates brings their heavy sound to the blasted-out interior of an abandoned church in Gary, Indiana. Produced by Audiotree.


Sunday April 19, 2015 6:45pm - 8:02pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:00pm

Fatbook / Natty Nation

Fatbook has a Latino feel with a reggae beat all wrapped up in a groove that is almost sensual. There are seven members in this band and it seems as though each one inserts his personal influence. The effect is a sound as individual as the band members themselves.



Natty Nation describes itself as the "all original hard roots rock reggae band." This is definitely a band for traditional rock and reggae listeners, combining the best sounds from both genres. Heavy on guitar and an old-school reggae drumbeat, this island sound will be loved by Marley fans.


Sunday April 19, 2015 7:00pm - Monday April 20, 2015 1:00am
Martyrs' 3240 W. Armitage

7:00pm

Get Off the Couch

Chicago's longest running singer/songwriter showcase for area artists, GOTC (GET OFF THE COUCH CHICAGO) is held on the first Sunday, April 19 of every month at the Hideout Inn. It’s hosted by Sam Wahl and performed in a Nashville style. Now GOTC and CIMMfest are bringing the show directly to you, with headliner Dickie, along with Frances Luke Accord, Free Lion, and Laura Joy.


Sunday April 19, 2015 7:00pm - Monday April 20, 2015 1:00am
The Hideout 1354 W. Wabansia

7:00pm

Reggies and CIMMfest Present: Jucifer
A metallic tour de force, Gazelle Amber Valentine and Edgar Livengood are to be reckoned with. Formed in 1993 in Athens, Georgia, the couple has been nomadic for close to 15 years, touring the country in their Winnebago. They have amassed a devoted cult following from around the globe for their sludgy, genre-bending sounds, and with their dramatic concerts featuring a 28-piece wall of amps enough to blow over a couple Winnebagos! With TBD

Sunday April 19, 2015 7:00pm - Monday April 20, 2015 1:00am
Reggie's Rock Club 2109 S. State

7:30pm

I Need A Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run
Limited Capacity seats available


After eight intense years in the media spotlight, The Clash’s frontman Joe Strummer carved out a new creative path to Spain. While in Madrid he served as producer of 091’s second album, Más de Cien Lobos, where Spain’s most famous rock band Radio Futura helped Strummer buy a Dodge that he somehow lost. This documentary aims to discover what initially drew Strummer to Spain, the search for the car, as well as Strummer’s own search for meaning and redemption in those wild years.

PLAYING WITH:
Pink Avalanche - "Your Collapse" - Katie Kapuza and Molly McCandless / USA / 4 min. There’s not much to say about a claymation, trippy video in which an anthropomorphized sun licks a mustachioed walrus except to see it!


Sunday April 19, 2015 7:30pm - 8:37pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

7:30pm

The Sound of Silent Film

ACM’s Sound of Silent Film Festival features newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films from around the world.



In celebration of their 10th Anniversary in conjunction with CIMMfest and Music Box Theater, we present:



Marquee by Brian Zahm



Junk Girl by Mohammad Zare



Hitclown by Chris Mancini



Pillow Girl by Ronnie Cramer



Burial by Jon Paul Burkhart



Into the Cave of Wonders by Manuel Benito de Valle



The West Begins at 5th Avenue by Donald Gray and Kryssa Schemmerling

PLAYING WITH:
Marquee by Brian Zahm / Junk Girl by Mohammad Zare / Hitclown by Chris Mancini / Pillow Girl by Ronnie Cramer / Burial by Jon Paul Burkhart / Into the Cave of Wonders by Manuel Benito de Valle / The West Begins at 5th Avenue by Donald Gray and Kryssa Schemmerling

Sunday April 19, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Music Box Theatre 3733 N. Southport

8:00pm

Come Worry with Us!

Parents, violinist Jessica Moss and singer/guitarist Efrim Menuck of the critically acclaimed band Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, weigh
complicated choices when they must decide to bring their young son, Ezra on tour with them. Financially squeezed by a downloading generation as well as
trying to buck the music industry’s restrictive culture has never been more difficult for the musicians to make a living on the road. Against these odds,
Moss and Menuck along with fellow band members Sophie Trudeau, Thierry Amar and Dave Payant maintain their integrity and core values while striving for
financial success.

PLAYING WITH:
the Soil & the Sun - "Leviathan" - Bryan Racine / USA / 5 min - Recorded live in their tour bus, the Soil & the Sun unleash "Leviathan," an epic rocker from their 2014 album Meridian. Produced by Audiotree.

Sunday April 19, 2015 8:00pm - 9:21pm
Society For Arts 1112 N. Milwaukee

8:45pm

American B-Side
Limited Capacity seats available


British DJ, record collector, writer and filmmaker Joseph Fletcher joined Academy Award-winning Bedlam Productions (The King's Speech) to tell
this deeply personal, often surreal story of heartbreak and self-discovery. Years of digging through dusty crates of LP’s have yielded Fletcher many
obscure, down-home gems from the States--the unheard songs and stories of dreamers, deadbeats and devotees. Are the artists who created these fragments of
Americana still out there somewhere? This curious outsider travels to the American South to lose himself amongst the region’s unique landscapes and
eccentric personalities. Expecting to find comrades who will share in his misery, he is instead greeted with hope and unshakable faith at every turn.

PLAYING WITH:
The Amazing Mr. Ash - Brian Gersten / USA / 12 min. - A day in the life of a beloved Chicago-area magician and owner of Ash's Magic Shop, one of the last remaining magic shops in the city, is celebrated. The endearing 74-year-old Ashod Baboorian shares his story as an Iraqi-Armenian emigrant, a US Army draftee, a country-western singer, and of course a world famous magician.


Sunday April 19, 2015 8:45pm - 10:13pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

绝不松开我的拳头 (Never Release My Fist)
Limited Capacity seats available


Never Release My Fist is a documentary on the life and music of punk rockers in Wuhan, the largest Chinese industrial city sometimes referred to as the “Chicago of China.” In the late ‘90s, Wuhan was the center stage of punk rock, and home to one of China’s most outspoken and longest-running punk band, SMZB. The film follows its lead singer Wu Wei, who grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood in Wuhan and is regarded as its godfather of the punk rock movement.

PLAYING WITH:
MINES - "Hyperovercritical" - Jenna Caravello / USA / 3 min. This 2013 release from Chicago-based band MINES uses gritty 16mm film to portray a man losing himself to an inner voice from the past. Visceral images paired with guttural shrieks from frontman Bill Satek, the bands raw punk sound, and many a Jell-O mold produce a haunting and emotional video.


Sunday April 19, 2015 9:00pm - 10:27pm
The Logan Theatre 1 2646 N. Milwaukee

9:00pm

“Fehérlófia” Live Score Performed by Chandeliers
Chicago electronic / avant-pop trio Chandeliers return help close out CIMMfest with an original live score performance accompanying the 1981 animated Hungarian film, Fehérlófia. The Chicago Tribune called Chandeliers’ 2012 album Founding Fathers, “one of the most exciting records to come out of the Chicago underground in a while,” and the band’s danceable, eclectic sounds have continued to command near-universal praise amongst critics and fans alike.

Sunday April 19, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
1st Ward 2033 W. North Avenue

9:00pm

The Gunshy / Ditches / Andrew Bryant
Sunday April 19, 2015 9:00pm - Monday April 20, 2015 1:00am
The Burlington 3425 W. Fullerton

11:00pm

Killer B3’s Chris Foreman at the Green Mill
A very special performance from Chris Foreman at the Green Mill. Blind since birth, 57-year-old Foreman is considered a B3 master and has only now released his first recording under his own name. Chris is featured in the feature documentary, Killer B3. Over eight years in the making, Killer B3 puts you in front, behind, and inside the more than 425-pound keyboard often called the beast, the Hammond B3 Organ, responsible for the unique sounds in gospel, jazz, blues, rock, country and reggae music. Killer B3 Screens Sunday at 1:20pm at Logan Theater.

Sunday April 19, 2015 11:00pm - Monday April 20, 2015 1:00am
The Green Mill 4802 N. Broadway
 
Monday, April 20
 

7:00pm

White Mystery “That Was Awesome”
Limited Capacity seats available

Monday, April 20th at 7:00 pm
Delirium! Horror! Hilarity! Just a few of the running rampant emotions on a three-month music tour as five filmmakers chronicle Chicago-based White Mystery
siblings, Miss Alex White and Francis Scott Key White, who are living the breakneck nomadic lifestyle of a touring rock act. This is a not-to-be missed
peek inside the telepathic minds of White Mystery as they perform in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Georgia. Will the movie live up to the expectations set by
its title?

PLAYING WITH:
Playing Games - Hannah Welever/USA/5 min. - Join a hectic phone conversation between Kate and Alex as they ponder life's serious questions, such as: what does Rabbi Hirsch think of queer hookup culture? Filmed in part at Chicagoland’s staple, the Diversey Rock ‘n' Bowl. Featuring music by White Mystery.


Monday April 20, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Logan Theatre 3 2646 N. Milwaukee