In 2014, while researching the 1971 Attica prison uprising in preparation for a screening of Cinda Firestone's documentary Attica
, I came across a filmmaker named Nick Macdonald, who in 1975 had made a short film called Still Attica Remains
. I couldn't find much info on him, so my interest grew.
Our popular program of animated films about Kwanzaa returns to the Logan Center's Family Saturday for December.
South Side Projections, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival present the Chicago premiere of 1970s anarchist films by Nick Macdonald, with a post-screening conversation between Macdonald and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
In 1986, a Dutch TV crew documented the New York hip-scene, capturing LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash, Biz Markie, and others. Followed by a panel discussion about Chicago's hip-hop scene featuring Ang13, Risky Bizness, and Amina Norman-Hawkins.
SSP and the DuSable Museum team up to present the definitive film about African American writer Zora Neale Hurston as part of their yearlong partnership to show films by and about African American women.