The Nightingale's 10th Anniversary TELE-THON

Live broadcast, HD video, color, sound, 3 hr, 2018

Live from the The Nightingale in Chicago, ACRE TV and Live to Tape: Artist Television Festival presented an evening of performances, films, videos and desperate pleas for cash. The evening was a televisual and multimodal fundraiser irl or url or both for a cavalcade of performances and videos teasing out meaning and monies. Digging into the form and fun, this function featured raffles, give-aways, ample opportunities to give to the endlessly vital microcinema right at the beating beautiful heart of Chicago screen culture. Friends brought their big bucks and best buds as MCs Hammer, Escher and Donald guided them through contemporary and historical tele-works, opened the space for this place and goofed for good.

This event was part of NIGHTINGALE 10!, the tenth anniversary of the legendary Chicago microcinema.

Full 3 hr broadcast HERE.

Video Stills


Starring: Katy Albert, Kate Bowen, Patrick Friel, Diana Rose Harper, Nellie Kluz, David Langkamp, Christy LeMaster, Mike Lopez, Jesse Malmed, Jimmy Schaus, and Seth Vanek

Musical stylings: Sara Condo and Eddy Crouse

Film and Video Works: Nina Barnett, Blair Bogin, Mary Helena Clark, Kevin Jerome Everson, Cameron Gibson & Kyle Schlie, Thaddeus Kellstadt, Jodie Mack, Steve Reinke, Amina Ross, Mike Stoltz & Alee Peoples, and more!

Produced/Written/Directed: Kate Bowen, Kera MacKenzie, Jesse Malmed, and Andrew Mausert-Mooney

Production Stills

Andrew Mausert-Mooney and Jesse Malmed setting up
Sara Condo performing
Andrew Mausert-Mooney live cutting the show
Jesse Malmed and Christy LeMaster kicking off the night. Photo: Kate Bowen
Sara Condo performing. Photo: Kate Bowen
Kera MacKenzie and Jimmy Schaus working to produce the show. Photo: Kate Bowen
Christy LeMaster setting up the balloon drop. Photo: Kate Bowen
Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney live cutting the show. Photo: Kate Bowen