Alternative Histories of Labor continues with El Teatro Campesino, a 1970 film about the theater troupe of the United Farm Workers. Martin Unzueta of Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights, Marcopolo Soto of Aguijón Theater and Contratiempo, and Kim Potowski of University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a discussion after the screening. Where: La Catrina...
Alternative Histories of Labor concludes with a double feature of films about women organizing. Three-time Oscar nominee Julia Reichert introduces a screening of her film Union Maids, about three women labor organizers in 1930s Chicago, and The Willmar 8, about a bank strike over sex discrimination in Minnesota.
Alternative Histories of Labor continues with Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle, a 1982 film about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Historians Erik Gellman and Christopher Reed of Roosevelt University will introduce the film and lead a short discussion afterward.
We kick off our Alternative Histories of Labor series with At the River I Stand, a 1993 film about the Memphis sanitation workers strike that Martin Luther King Jr. was supporting when he was assassinated. Huey Copeland of Northwestern University will introduce the film and lead a short discussion afterward.
Join South Side Projections and Blanc Gallery for a screening of two films about the Harlem Renaissance and photographer James Van Der Zee. Patric McCoy, the founder of Diasporal Rhythms, will introduce the film and lead discussion afterward.
The following conversation occurred after our April 27, 2016 screening of The Chair (1962) and The Last Request (2016) as part of the third annual (In)Justice for All Film Festival. The panelists were Geraldine Smith and Charles “Chick” Hoffman. Geraldine Smith is a former death row inmate who wrote two books and mentored young women...
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.
Two films about capital punishment, followed by a Q&A with death penalty attorney Charles "Chick" Hoffman and former death row inmate Geraldine Smith.
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 sets out to reconnect with...
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 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?
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.