We have some great news: effective January 16, 2012, South Side Projections is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization! That means your donations to our organization will be tax-deductible, should you decide to offer your support in the form of such donations. Hint hint.
We also have two screenings scheduled.
Dr. Monty Dobson and America: From the Ground Up
Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 6pm
Southside Hub of Production, 5638 S. Woodlawn Ave. in Hyde Park
Dr. Monty Dobson—archaeological adventurer, university professor, and passionate spokesperson for American history—presents a preview of his forthcoming PBS series America: From the Ground Up, which explores archaeological sites and uses the clues from the past to tell hidden the history of America. Dobson will discuss the process of making a documentary for PBS as well as his successful efforts to turn his background in the social sciences into a career in film. More info here.
2012, USA, 45 min., DVD projection
Co-presented by Chicago Careers in the Arts at the University of Chicago
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Mr. Smith Goes to Roxaboxen: An Evening Under the Influence of Jack Smith
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 7pm
Roxaboxen Exhibitions, 2130 W. 21st Street in Pilsen
And for a change of pace, we’re copresenting an evening of film and performance centered on the work of Jack Smith, the godfather of performance art. First up is his groundbreaking 1963 film FLAMING CREATURES, which was banned by the state of New York. Then filmmaker Jill Godmilow will present her 1996 video of actor Ron Vawter’s performance of Jack Smith’s play WHAT’S UNDERGROUND ABOUT MARSHMALLOWS? Then unclassifiable performance art rock band ONO will play a set. We’re asking for a donation of $9 for this event, which will help cover the cost of print rental and help pay the band for its time.
More information here.