Hey Chicago Movie Lovers: Fire Escape is presenting a very special Chicago screening Saturday, Feb 23 at 7pm of the multi-award winning film Andrew Bird: FEVER YEAR, with director Xan Aranda sticking around afterward for a Q&A on being an independent filmmaker and movie superhero working in Chicago. Please join us for this exciting one-time opportunity!
Check out the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/31079083
Hosted by the Film Studies Center, in Screening Room 201 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 7pm, on February 23rd (Saturday). Seating is limited but open to the public, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Fever Year Screening Reservation – [Your Name] in the subject line if you’d like to make sure you have a spot!
More about the film:
Filmed during culminating months of the acclaimed singer-songwriter’s most rigorous year of touring, Andrew Bird crosses the December finish line in his hometown of Chicago – feverish and on crutches from an onstage injury. Is he suffering hazards from chasing the ghost of inspiration? Or merely transforming into a different kind of animal “perfectly adapted to the music hall?” FEVER YEAR is the first to capture Bird’s precarious multi-instrumental looping technique and features live performances with collaborators Martin Dosh, Annie Clark of St. Vincent, and others.
More about the director:
XAN ARANDA is an award-winning independent filmmaker affiliated with acclaimed documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films (Hoop Dreams) since 2007. She is also an active consultant, with a hand in dozens of international productions. Xan’s clients range from national universities and the U.S. Department of Education, to branding companies and advertising agencies, film festivals and emerging filmmakers. Her directorial debut, Andrew Bird: Fever Year had its World Premiere at Lincoln Center as part of the prestigious New York Film Festival. With Kartemquin, Xan is currently directing her next project, Mormon Movie, inspired by religious educational films her mother starred in while a student at Brigham Young University during the 1960s.
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
915 E. 60th Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60637