Upcoming Events

Documentary Video Bootcamp

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S Cornell Ave

Chicago, IL

Pentimenti x HPAC present:

Documentary Video Bootcamp

Please note: this class is currently full, but a waitlist is available. Contact HPAC to add your name, or receive more information.

Oct. 8 - 29th, 1 - 3 pm
Hyde Park Art Center
Suggested donation: $125

Pentimenti Productions, the film company responsible for the critically-acclaimed 2014 documentary Hairy Who and The Chicago Imagists and Cliff, the upcoming 3D documentary about H.C. Westermann, is pleased to partner with the Hyde Park Art Center to host Documentary Video Bootcamp, a four session filmmaking workshop. Through illustrative examples from various films, this hands-on class will explore dynamic techniques in documentary filmmaking. Each meeting will address a different phase of the production process, including pre-production, cinematography, and editing, as well as a final session on documentary ethics.

This class will appeal to: documentarians interested in workshopping a project; artists, curators, and conservators who wish to learn best practices for using video for documentation and marketing purposes; and first-time filmmakers looking for a crash course on production essentials. All experience levels are welcome. The class will be taught primarily by Pentimenti’s editor/cinematographer Ben Kolak, and writer/producer Brian Ashby, who are both partners in Scrappers Film Group. Additional instruction will be provided by Leslie Buchbinder, Pentimenti’s Founder and Artistic Director, as well as Harrison Sherrod, the company’s Executive Director.


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Ed Paschke Art Center

5415 W Higgins Ave

Chicago, IL

This October, Pentimenti Productions is pleased to collaborate with the Ed Paschke Art Center on FREAK SHOW!, a program celebrating the influence of the carnival and freak show aesthetic on the work of the artists affiliated with the Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists, with a spotlight on Ed Paschke, whose paintings often feature lurid, carnivalesque figures adorned in costumes and masks. A similar emphasis on the outré and grotesque is also notable in the work of fellow artists Jim Nutt and Robert Lostutter, among others.

The event will feature a screening of Tod Browning’s iconoclastic 1932 Pre-code masterpiece, Freaks, which by all accounts left a major impression on Paschke. The film, which casted real sideshow performers, elicited outrage and controversy upon its release, though it later received a cult following and was chosen for preservation in the US National Film Registry.

Freaks will be proceeded by Tom Palazzolo’s short film, The Tattooed Lady of Riverview, a hallucinatory portrait of Jean Furella, an inked folk hero of Chicago’s fabled Riverview Amusement Park. Palazzolo, who was a friend and contemporary of the Imagists, will be joined in a post-screening conversation by Jason Nargis, a Paschke scholar. Please note: some imagery might not be appropriate for children. Free admission.

Previous Events

January 13, 2016 - mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

January 20, 2016 - Harold Washington Library, Chicago

January 13, 2016 - European Premiere at the mumok kino, Vienna, Austria

September 18, 2015 - January 3, 2016 - On Display at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin

October 18, 2015 - Indiana University Cinema, Bloomington

October 12-13, 2015 - Screening & Panel Discussion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

October 11, 2015 - Manhattan Premiere at the New Museum, New York

August 22, 2015 - Encore presentation at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

July 30, 2015 - The Contemporary, Austin, Texas

July 18, 2015 - Archive-O-Rama at the Ed Paschke Art Center, Chicago

June 27, 2015 - 2015 Printers Ball, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Gender Equality in the Visual Arts: Screening and Panel Discussion at Gallery 400, Chicago

April 30, 2015 - Hollywood Theatre, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 23, 25, and 26 - New York Premiere at Nitehawk Cinemas, Brooklyn, New York

April 16, 2015 - Denver Film Society's DocNight at the Sie FilmCenter, Denver, Colorado

April 9, 2015 - Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, Michigan

April 4, 2015 - International House Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

March 21, 2015 - The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, California

February 23, 2015 - Screening and Discussion at the Art Theatre, Champaign, Illinois

February 12, 2015 - "Hairy Who" and "The Collagist" at the Revue Cinema Toronto, Canada

February 7, 2015 - Art & Comics: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Chicago Cultural Center

January 21, 2015 - Lectures in American Art at The Union League Club of Chicago

December 7, 2014 - Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, Chicago

December 4, 2014 - California State University, Sacramento, California

November 18, 2014 - Roxie Theatre, San Francisco, California

November 15, 2014 - Napa Valley Film Festival, California

November 7, 2014 - The Hairy Who in Hyde Park: Screening and Panel Discussion at the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago

September 21 and October 12, 2014 - Two screenings at the RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

October 10, 2014 - San Diego Design Film Festival, California

October 3 - 9, 2014 - HWCI Theatrical Run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago

October 2, 2014 - Orange County Museum of Art, California

September 26, 27 & October 5 - HWCI at the 2014 Milwaukee Film Festival, Wisconsin

September 26, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, Connecticut

September 16, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at the Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom

July 13, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at 356 Mission in Los Angeles, California

June 15, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at San Francisco DocFest, California

June 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Princess Cinemas Waterloo, Ontario

June 6 & 14, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Evanston's Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois

May 24, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at CineMarfa at the Crowley Theater, Marfa, Texas

May 20, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at MCA Chicago

April 30, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Newport Beach Film Festival, California

April 12, 2014 - Hairy Who & The Chicago Imagists at Minneapolis/St. Paul Int'l Film Fest, Minnesota

April 27, 2013 - Humor/Art Symposium, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago