Ben Russell

2012 Onion City Film Festival & Schedule

Last night, the 2012 Onion City Film Festival opened at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Today through Saturday night, the Onion City Film Festival continues with screenings at Columbia College Chicago. If you’re in Chicago or the midwest, don’t miss this superlative programming event of avant-garde and experimental film and video. $8 general for each […]

BEAST

BEAST from Ben Russell on Vimeo. Three tall guys. Skulls. Strobe. Raucous. Strobe skull. = BEAST, a noise band fronted by BR, with Thad Kellstadt and Tim Nickodemus. Synopsis: BEAST, described in numerous circles as a “three-piece percussive drone/noise force, complete with two drummers and skull-based strobe-electronics” is comprised of three 6’ 2”+ artist/ musicians Thad […]

BEN RUSSELL : US : July 10, 2011 – July 31, 2011

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2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival Schedule, June 2–June 9

Below is the schedule for 2011 Chicago Underground Film Festival, which is this week, with opening night on Thursday, June 2. The 18th annual CUFF runs June 2–June 9 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The festival will screen new work from Deborah Stratman, Ben Russell, Jesse McLean, Ben Rivers, Kerry Laitala, Leighton Pierce, Michael […]

Space Program: MARS, or War Huh Yeah What Is It Good For Absolutely Nothing Say It Again, 5/1/2011

SPACE PROGRAM presents “MARS, or War Huh Yeah What Is It Good For Absolutely Nothing Say It Again” Sunday the 1st of May at 7:30pm at Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport, Chicago, IL (map) $5 suggested donation this space is unheated, so bring warm clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, etc curated by Ben Russell **this space is unheated, so […]

Space Program: Venus, aka Lover’s Rock, Sunday, 4/24/11

SPACE PROGRAM presents “Venus, aka Lover’s Rock — A Name That Serves As Exclamation For Us All” Sunday the 24th of April at 7:30pm at Thalia Hall, 1807 S Allport, Chicago, IL (map) $5 suggested donation this space is unheated, so bring warm clothes, sleeping bags, blankets, etc curated by Mary Helena Clark & Ben Russell […]