What’s your worst nightmare? Clowns? Being kidnapped? Standing in a room full of people only wearing underwear? Whatever it may be, The Nightmare may add another one to your list: sleep paralysis. Rodney Ascher’s documentary-horror explores this frightening condition affecting thousands today. Following eight different people, The Nightmare examines the fluctuation between the waking and sleeping worlds: being conscious, but unable to move. Things take a turn when the subjects report similar “shadow men” and they soon realize this is more than a sleeping disorder. Get ready to witness these eight eerie accounts presented through surreal dramatizations.
The Nightmare will be shown at The Music Box Theatre, located at 3733 N. Southport Ave, Chicago. Tickets and showtimes for the film can be found here, including other events happening at The Music Box Theatre.
Will you be able to face your worst nightmare?
René Arceo is a Chicago Public Schools art educator, lecturer and influential printmaker whose artistic perspective continues to resonate across generations. Born in Mexico, Arceo spent his teenage years in Guadalajara and crossed into the U.S. in 1979, eventually settling in Chicago. He reached his artistic maturity in the printing medium of linocuts while working at graphics workshops. Printmakers such as Alfredo Zalce, Alberto Beltran and Leopoldo Mendez as well as muralists Jorge Gonzalez Camarena, Fernando Leal and Xavier Guerrero were noted as touchstones for the development of Arceo’s artistic direction.
In his upcoming exhibition, this bold artist focuses on his most visually captivating works, addressing themes of spirituality, portraiture and indigenous peoples in several ways. Arceo believes that, as an artist and member of society, one has the duty of responding to current social, economic and/or political accounts and events in a non-dogmatic fashion. As he does so in the majority of his pieces, Arceo sees illustrating human, social, and sometimes political commentaries through art not a replacement of,”but rather in addition to, expressing other universal concerns and feelings and artistic explorations”.
Located at the National Museum of Mexican Art, Dos Experiencias, Una Identidad: René Arceo Prints is FREE and open to the public until July 12. Click here for more information!