The Chicago Eight (Seven) on Film, 1970-1971

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The Chicago Eight (Seven) on Film, 1970-1971

In partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, we’re proud to present two films made during or immediately after the infamous Chicago Seven conspiracy trial in the wake of the police riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention. These two films emphasize the farcical nature of...
Fatal Frame: Avant-Garde Horror on 16mm, October 30

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Fatal Frame: Avant-Garde Horror on 16mm, October 30

In collaboration with the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Projections and the Chicago Cinema Society present Fatal Frame, a program of avant-garde horror films. Following H.P. Lovecraft’s supposition that “The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown,” these films hinge on uncanny enigmas, favoring existential terror over...
South Side Cinema, November 21-27

South Side Cinema, November 21-27

Two weeks in a row, guys! High fives all around! Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago Friday continues the lovely “’80′s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner” with Pretty in Pink (1986, 96 min, 35mm). The new release on Saturday is the melancholy Stray Dogs (2014, 138 min,...
South Side Cinema, November 14-20

South Side Cinema, November 14-20

As promised, we give you a listing of what’s going on, film wise, on the South Side (ish) of Chi-town this week. Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago The weekend starts with a climax a la Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally (1989, 96 min, 35mm) on Friday. You...
Interview with Kerry Feltham and Diane Grant of The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus

Interview with Kerry Feltham and Diane Grant of The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus

During the Chicago Eight (later Chicago Seven) trial*, a Toronto theater group who had an inside man in the federal court building in Chicago started working on a play based on smuggled transcripts of the trial. In the cast was playwright and actress Diane Grant. Later, during a successful New York run of the play,...
South Side Cinema, September 26-October 2

South Side Cinema, September 26-October 2

Did you miss us? I know we did. Jazz Films at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival Saturday, September 27th at 2PM, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., University of Chicago Our own Michael W. Phillips Jr., who also sits on the programming advisory committee of the Black Cinema House, introduces the BCH’s...
South Side Cinema, August 15-21

South Side Cinema, August 15-21

Sun’s out, guns out. We get that – enjoy the last bit of summer vacation before it’s gone. After all that sun though, pick your sunburns while you wind down with a great film from these lovely organizations this week. SATURDAY, August 16th – 2:00PM @ Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria St., UIC) Reaching for...
Sing-Along "The Wiz," September 4

Sing-Along “The Wiz,” September 4

We’re happy to be partnering again with Black World Cinema and the Studio Movie Grill (formerly ICE Chatham 14) to present a sing-along screening of the beloved 1978 musical The Wiz. It’s an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s famous The Wizard of Oz with an all-black cast. But you knew this. For years, you’ve...
South Side Cinema, August 8-14

South Side Cinema, August 8-14

There are some great films being shown around the south side this week. If you’re looking for something to see and you’ve had your fill of Guardians of the Galaxy, you should check these hot titles out and support your local theaters/film festivals. FRIDAY, August 8th – 7:00PM, 9:00PM @ Doc Films Psycho Beach Party...
Very Fine Cats Indeed: More Experimental Feline Films on 16mm

Very Fine Cats Indeed: More Experimental Feline Films on 16mm

Thursday, July 24 @ 7PM, Co-Prosperity Sphere Last year’s CAT Film Festival was such a success that we decided to come back with another helping of experimental films about cats projected from genuine 16mm film, this time with a better program title. We’re splitting them into two convenient programs, one that’s probably suitable for all...
Cinda Firestone's ATTICA (1974) Screening and Discussion, August 29

Cinda Firestone’s ATTICA (1974) Screening and Discussion, August 29

South Side Projections, in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, and the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, is proud to present a free screening and discussion of Cinda Firestone’s 1974 documentary Attica. In September 1971, prisoners at...
Analog Dreamscape: Video & Computer Art in Chicago, 1973-1985

Analog Dreamscape: Video & Computer Art in Chicago, 1973-1985

In partnership with the Institute for Humanities and the Moving Image Arts program at University of Illinois-Chicago, South Side Projections presents ANALOG DREAMSCAPE, a screening and discussion with Daniel J. Sandin and new media historian Jon Cates. Sandin is a trailblazing video artist and director emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (co-founded with Tom DeFanti),...
Let's Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel (May 9-11, 2014) is a three-day festival at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts featuring concerts, discussions, listening stations, performances, screenings, soapbox debates, and more. South Side Projections is honored to be part of this event. Chicago-based amateur filmmaker Warren Thompson’s Camera on Chicago, filmed...
Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid

Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid

In partnership with the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Projections presents Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid, a sampling of experimental works from the 1960s. A graduate of the Art Institute, Red Grooms is best known for his expressionistic sculpto-pictoramas depicting the hustle and bustle of urban existence. Like many Pop Art luminaries, he shattered...