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Oracle Film showcases films of David A. Holcombe in Aperture Series Take 5
GRAFFITO tells the story of a graffiti artist struggling to express himself within the context of an increasingly digitized and violent world that encourages disconnect and apathy. The film endeavors to present a vibrant and beautifully complex artistic community thriving in the Logan Square/Avondale neighborhoods of Chicago by using local crew, local actors, musicians, painters, graffiti artists, and locations; the film also strives to elevate art as a means of cultural expression rather than glossy entertainment.
Intended for mature audiences.
About the filmmaker David A. Holcombe
David attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his time at the university he traveled extensively across the globe to such locations as: Brazil, South Africa, India, Burma, Vietnam, China, and Japan. David made the move to Chicago and became involved with Trap Door Theatre. An intrepid world traveler, David was drawn to Trap Door’s mission and, specifically, its absurdist and European roots. He is a proud Trap Door company member.
As a part of Chicago’s independent film community, David has had the opportunity to not only appear in several acclaimed films as an actor but also work behind the scenes as a writer, director and a producer.
Soft Cage Films NFP produced his first feature film, YELLOW (retitled CITY OF LUST). David wrote, directed, edited, and partially funded YELLOW, which was recently picked up by international distributor Maxim Media. This past summer he worked as cinematographer and editor for a feature length documentary in Spain called HOUSE OF GODS about a man who has dedicated his life to living without money and serving others. David works as videographer for several local theater companies and produces experimental video installations.
Soft Cage Films’ next feature film will explore foreclosures, biocentrism, and reality.
About Oracle Film and Aperture Series
Aperture Series is hosted by Oracle Film. Each series consists of a weekend dedicated to showcasing the films of individual independent filmmakers, providing them with an audience while offering free screenings to the community through Oracle’s Public Access Theatre model.
Aperture Series Take 5: David A. HolcombeLocation:
3809 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
Dates and Times:
September 11, 2014 at 8PM
September 12, 2014 at 8PM
September 13, 2014 at 8PM
September 14, 2014 at 7PM
Admission is free in Public Access Theatre.
Reserve seats at publicaccesstheatre.org
Oracle is Chicago’s Award-Winning Free Theatre
Oracle’s mission is to provide everyone everywhere access to the arts. This year, the group has been recognized for both outstanding vision and artistic excellence. Oracle received 5 Jeff Awards for THE MOTHER, including Best Ensemble and Best Production. In addition, members of the League of Chicago Theatres awarded Oracle with the 2014 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theater Award. This advocacy makes a bold statement about Chicago’s theatre community: they, too, believe everyone everywhere should have access to the arts.
Since Public Access Theatre launched in 2010, Oracle has provided free performances to over 18,000 people locally and internationally, worked with over 350 artists, and collaborated with over 60 different organizations. Oracle has seen exponential growth through Public Access Theatre.
Currently, Oracle is presenting the Jeff Recommended, world-premiere adaptation of Upton Sinclair’sTHE JUNGLE, adapted and directed by Matt Foss. It runs through September 6. Also, Oracle will present another world-premiere at Chicago Fringe Festival beginning August 28, 2014. THIS HOUSE BELIEVES THE AMERICAN DREAM IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO is an original adaptation of an actual 1965 debate between James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, Jr., at Cambridge University in England.
As a finale to 2014, Kasey Foster makes her directorial debut with the absurd comedy ROMULUS by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, adapted by Gore Vidal, which opens on October 10, 2014. Before the end of the year, be sure to catch Oracle’s other programming. Oracle Film hosts several filmmaker showcases featuring the works of rising stars in the independent film community, Oracle B*Sides collaborates with other artists to bring the community magic shows and puppet shows, and The Radio Movement will expand its outreach efforts to more elder care facilities. Don’t miss any of these exciting programs! Admission is free in Public Access Theatre.