Remembering Harold Washington: Screening and Discussion, February 1

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Remembering Harold Washington: Screening and Discussion, February 1

In partnership with the Black Cinema House, we’re proud to present a screening of films about Mayor Harold Washington. Following the film will be a wide-ranging discussion with some of the people who made the films and other people who worked to get Washington elected. In 1983, Harold Washington was...
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...
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...
Fatal Frame: Avant-Garde Horror on 16mm, October 30

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 cheap thrills and grotesque monsters....
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...