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Christy LeMaster

Photo: Joshua Reed

Christy LeMaster

Christy was an assistant curator until 2019.


Christy LeMaster founded Chicago's rough and ready microcinema, The Nightingale, in 2008. She has programmed screenings for Chicago Filmmakers, Columbia College Chicago, the Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago Film Archives, Sector 2337, and Intuit Gallery. She has organized series for TRACERS, Chances Dances 10th Anniversary Retrospective, and coprogrammed Run of Life, an experimental documentary series for the Chicago experimental media venue Constellation. She teaches media theory at Columbia College Chicago and has been a movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate WBEZ's morning show 848 and CINE-FILE.info. She was a 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, a Summer Forum 2012 resident, and a visiting artist at ACRE. She has served on juries for Media City, Onion City, Chicago International Children's Film Festival, and the Dallas Video Fest. Her writing has been published in INCITE Journal of Experimental Media and Brooklyn Rail