Nightingale Cinema, Rough and Ready


The Nightingale is a rough-and-ready microcinema located in Chicago’s Noble Square neighborhood. Dedicated to screening emerging work in film, video, and new media, it hosts more than fifty events each year and serves as a hub for Chicago’s vibrant cinema community.

From mid-March to mid-April at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, dozens of Chicago-based artists and fourteen local programmers curate screenings that will run on the fourth-floor lobby monitor. Cribbing from its six-year history, the Nightingale’s collaborative staff keep things fresh each week with the following programs: ROUGH (Mar 14-20), READY (Mar 21-27), MICRO (Mar 28-Apr 3), and CINEMA (Apr 4-11).