Christy LeMaster - Columbia College Chicago

Christy LeMaster



Christy LeMaster is adjunct faculty at Columbia teaching media theory classes in Cinema and Television Arts. She founded The Nightingale, Chicago’s rough and ready microcinema, in 2008. She has programmed screenings for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, SOEX in San Francisco, Chicago Filmmakers, 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 co-programmed Run of Life, an experimental documentary series for the Chicago experimental media venue, Constellation. She has been an on-air movie critic on the NPR Chicago affiliate WBEZ’s morning show 848 and a writer for She was a 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow and 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. She is currently Assistant Curator of Public Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. 


B.A., Theatre Truman State University 2000
M.A., English Truman State University 2002