CUFF 2014 Festival Parties and Special Events

Wednesday, April 2nd

Opening Night Party!

9pm $5,  free for festival attendees. cash bar
Hairpin Arts Center
2800 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor (Just two blocks north of the Logan Theatre!)

Chances Dances @ CUFF
Chances dances is a queer dance party and collective dedicated to building safer spaces in Chicago since 2005.

Sponsored by Lagunitas and Dark Horse Wine

Thursday, April 3rd

10 pm @The Owl – 2521 N. Milwaukee Ave (3 blocks Southeast of the Logan Theatre)

Join festival filmmakers, VIPS and superstars for post-screening drinks

Friday, April 4th

10pm, $8, free for passholders
Township - 2200 N California Ave (8 blocks Southeast of the Logan Theatre)

Chicago drone-rock trio comprised of Neil Jendon (ex-Catherine), André Foisy (Locrian) and Mike Weis (Zelienople). Their debut album Make All The Hell of Dark Metal Bright is out now on Bathetic Records.

The Fortieth Day With Noise Crush
The Fortieth Day is the duo of Isidro Reyes and Mark Solotroff, both key players in the heavy-electronics outfit BLOODYMINDED. Video artist Lisa Slodki, a.k.a. Noise Crush, creates audiovisual performance environments in collaboration.

Bruce Lamont
Multi-instrumentalist and vocal shaman Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Corrections House, Circle Of Animals, Led Zeppelin 2). Lamont utilizes multiple instruments and a plethora of vocal styles, with an incredibly layered looping system to create some of the most entrancing live solo artist work one could ask for. His solo album Feral Songs For The Epic Decline is available from At A Loss Recordings.

Saturday, April 5th

10pm, $8, free for passholders – $2 off entry with a Saturday movie ticket
The Burlington – 3425 W Fullerton Ave (5 blocks south on Sawyer + 2 blocks east on Fullerton)

Chicago’s original Industrial/Avant/Gospel/Noise Band formed in 1980 and have been with us ever since so their recent increase in activity isn’t a comeback so much as a resurgence.

She Speaks In Tongues
Taking inspiration from the history of great women in rock from Janis Joplin to Bjork, Joni Mitchell to M.I.A. She Speaks In Tongues have been described as simultaneously frightening and awakening and they command you to dance.

Sunday, April 6

Closing Night Party and Awards Ceremony

9pm, Cash Bar – $8, free for passholders – paid entry gets a drink ticket
Hairpin Arts Center – 2800 North Milwaukee Avenue, 2nd Floor

Bad Mashadi
Bad Mashadi is an original Persian-Balkan music project started by Iranian vocalist/accordionist/daf player Ehsan M in 2011.

City of Djinn
Debut performance from the new project from Marwan Kamel (Al-Thawra and composer of the score to American Arab) and Micah Bezold.

Sponsored by Lagunitas and Dark Horse Wine

Saturday, April 5 & Sunday April 6: 5:15 – 6:45pm

Bar Talk
In the Logan Theatre Lounge

Ray Pride returns to host an informal hour and a half of discussion, debate and digression between CUFF filmmakers and audience members.

Ray Pride is film critic of Newcity, news editor of and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine. Find photography and other work at

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