by Ben Sachs
This event kicks off a new monthly series called "Run of Life," an experimental documentary showcase programmed by Beckie Stocchetti (former program director at Chicago Filmmakers and current staff member at Kartemquin Films) and the Nightingale Cinema's Christy LeMaster. As the latter explained to me via e-mail, "We're hoping to gather all the city's nonfiction folks under one roof to discuss the changing aesthetics of the documentary form—the journalists, the doc makers, and the experimental crowd." Each screening will be preceded by a shorter experimental documentary work, though not necessarily in cinematic form. (The Constellation website says it could be a live performance, an audio recording, or an interactive presentation.) Stocchetti and LeMaster have yet to announce the first attraction for this week's screening, meaning you'll have to show up to find out what it is.