IFAFF: The Chair & The Last Request, April 27

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IFAFF: The Chair & The Last Request, April 27

As part of the (In)Justice for All Film Festival, which runs April 21-30 at locations around the city, we’re screening two films about capital punishment, followed by a panel discussion featuring former death row inmate Geraldine Smith and longtime public defender and abolition activist Charles “Chick” Hoffman. The Last Request...
In My Father's House, May 5

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In My Father’s House, May 5

In My Father’s House is an award-winning documentary following hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith—co-writer of the 2015 Oscar winning song “Glory” from the motion picture Selma and 2005 Grammy winner for the song “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West—as he moves into his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side and hesitantly...
Animated Folktale Films, May 21

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Animated Folktale Films, May 21

Learn how the moon came to be in the sky, how the spirit of the sun came to the Pueblo people, how a brave boy solved the problem of a frightening dragon, and more in this fun, child-friendly selection of animated films based on folktales from around the world.
Dharma Vision: Toward a Buddhist Aesthetics of Film, June 30

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Dharma Vision: Toward a Buddhist Aesthetics of Film, June 30

Dharma Vision offers a survey of Japanese, Korean, and American avant-garde/experimental films that transcends a superficial engagement with Buddhist concepts in an attempt to ask: what does a Buddhist aesthetics of film look like, and how might Buddhism help cinema come to terms with its death/rebirth?
Revolution on Film: The Q&As

Revolution on Film: The Q&As

In 2013 we curated four screenings to accompany AfriCOBRA in Chicago: Philosophy, an exhibition of art by the Chicago-based Black Arts Movement collective AfriCOBRA. Here are audio files and transcripts of the post-film conversations.
Frame of Reference: An Evening with Christopher Harris

Frame of Reference: An Evening with Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris's award-winning experimental films have explored post-industrial urban landscapes, black outlaws, the cosmic consequences of the sun’s collapse, a child’s nightlight, and a theme park performance of Christ's Passion.
Kartemquin Members' Work for Hire: The Q&A

Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire: The Q&A

The transcript of a conversation between University of Chicago Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Judy Hoffman and Kartemquin Films Co-Founder Gordon Quinn following our April 24, 2015 screening “Kartemquin Members' Work for Hire."
Kara Jefts and Harrison Sherrod Discuss Japanese Surrealism

Kara Jefts and Harrison Sherrod Discuss Japanese Surrealism

Transcript of a conversation between SSP programmer Harrison Sherrod and School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate student Kara Jefts following our June 4, 2015 screening "Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964."
Gel Set scores Epstein's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Gel Set scores Epstein’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Jean Epstein's surrealist masterpiece La Chute de la maison Usher, the greatest film version of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest story, paired with a new score composed and performed live by Gel Set, the one-person darkwave synth brainchild of Chicago-based musician Laura Callier.
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket + Conversation with Jimmy, November 20

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket + Conversation with Jimmy, November 20

As part of a nationwide celebration of what would have been James Baldwin’s 90th birthday, Black Cinema House, the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago, Oracle Productions, and South Side Projections present a screening of award-winning director Karen Thorsen’s documentary classic James Baldwin: The Price of the...
Carol Munday Lawrence's Animated Kwanzaa Films, December 5

Carol Munday Lawrence’s Animated Kwanzaa Films, December 5

Please note: This screening will start at 2pm, not 3pm as previously advertised. We apologize for any inconvenience. As part of the Logan Center’s Family Saturday in December, we’ll be showing pioneering African American filmmaker Carol Munday Lawrence‘s Nguzo Saba animated films. Produced between 1972 and 1981, these films illustrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa....
Don McIlvaine: Until the Walls Fall Down, Paint Them - December 11

Don McIlvaine: Until the Walls Fall Down, Paint Them – December 11

In celebration of Jane Addams Day in Illinois, Chicago Film Archives, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and South Side Projections present a celebration of the life and work of Chicago artist and filmmaker Don McIlvaine. Northwestern University art historian Rebecca Zorach will discuss McIlvaine’s paintings and murals, and then we’ll watch films from the Don...
September 13: Red Squads and Beyond, 1960s to the Present

September 13: Red Squads and Beyond, 1960s to the Present

South Side Projections and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts present a film screening and discussion of police and government surveillance from the 1960s to the present. During much of the twentieth century, large cities in the United States employed police intelligence units that monitored, harassed, and infiltrated political and social groups...
The Shepherd of the Night Flock (1975), August 12

The Shepherd of the Night Flock (1975), August 12

The Shepherd of the Night Flock (George C. Stoney, James Brown, Paul Barnes; 1975, 56 min., 16mm) is a documentary about Reverend John Garcia Gensel’s jazz ministry at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Manhattan. Gensel had started the Jazz Vespers for those musicians of his growing night ministry who couldn’t make it to Sunday morning...
The Streets and the Classrooms: Educational and Industrial Films in an Era of Massive Social Change

The Streets and the Classrooms: 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 us how and what students...
Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964

Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964

Presented by South Side Projections and the University of Chicago’s the Center for East Asian Studies. 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...