Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964

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Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964

Tokyo in the early 1960s was a breeding ground for a new wave of Japanese avant-garde art. This program surveys the landscape of experimental cinema in Japan during this moment, including films that were made by members of the famous “Group of Three” and the Nihon University cinema club. Nobuhiko...
The Streets and the Classroom: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive Social Change

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The Streets and the Classroom: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive Social Change

Throughout much of the twentieth century, millions of students learned about the world by watching educational films, and many workers learned their jobs by watching industrial films. These films are mostly forgotten today (or remembered for their unintentional comedic value), but looking at how they addressed important issues can tell...
We Grew Up Here & Kate Schell of Paper Thick Walls, April 2

We Grew Up Here & Kate Schell of Paper Thick Walls, April 2

South Side Projections returns to the Co-Prosperity Sphere after a winter hiatus with We Grew Up Here (2014, 86 min., video projection), a locally produced film starring members of the Chicago band Paper Thick Walls. An official selection at the 2014 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, it’s the story of a musician, struggling to...
D.W. Griffith's "Intolerance" accompanied by Somtow Sucharitkul

D.W. Griffith’s “Intolerance” accompanied by Somtow Sucharitkul

Pauline Kael called it “perhaps the greatest movie ever made and the greatest folly in movie history,” and Jonathan Rosenbaum says “for the sheer generating of suspense through crosscutting and action the film’s climax hasn’t been surpassed.” Widely seen as Griffith’s apology for the racism of Birth of a Nation, Intolerance (1916, 171 minutes, DCP)...
Monkey King at Spider Cave, January 24 at Family Festival

Monkey King at Spider Cave, January 24 at Family Festival

As part of the January 24 Family Festival at the Logan Center for the Arts, we’re showing a film of a live puppet production based on part of the sixteenth-century Chinese epic Journey to the West. The production, by San Francisco’s ShadowLight Theater, brought together American and Taiwanese artists to present Monkey King at Spider...
South Side Cinema, December 19 - 25

South Side Cinema, December 19 – 25

The holidays are upon us. If you’re not visiting with family or you’re trying to escape your family here’s an idea. Hidden Colors Film Series DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place Chicago Not to be confused with LAST WEEK, this is screening part three, which is also the conclusion of the...
When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

When Harold Washington Beat the Machine

Please note new date and time: Sunday, February 15 at 4pm. As the 2015 Chicago mayoral election approaches, pitting a seemingly unbeatable incumbent against a variety of underdog challengers, join us and our partners at the Black Cinema House for a look at another mayoral election, more than thirty years ago: Harold Washington’s improbable election...
South Side Cinema, December 12 - 19

South Side Cinema, December 12 – 19

How’s that holiday shopping going? Afraid to talk about it? Go hide in the dark of the theatre. It won’t judge you. Much. Hidden Colors Film Series DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place Chicago This is screening part two, The Triumph Of Melanin, of the three part documentary about the real...
South Side Cinema, November 28 - December 4

South Side Cinema, November 28 – December 4

After you gobble gobble, you should wobble wobble to the movies, folks. Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago Films resume on Monday with Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Hill (1993, 109 min, 35mm). Tuesday gives us flames on the side of faces with Clue (1985, 94 min, 35mm) directed...
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,...
The Chicago Eight (Seven) on Film, 1970-1971

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 the trial and reflect the...
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...