It's the mystery of the missing pizza rolls and Mr. Charles is on the case!

It’s the mystery of the missing pizza rolls and Mr. Charles is on the case!

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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 program of jazz shorts at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival. This year it’s three rarely seen short films by British director Dick Fontaine. Who’s Crazy? (1966, 27 min.) is a meditation on freedom of expression with three avant-garde musicians under the leadership of Ornette Coleman. Featuring David Izenzon & Charles Moffett. Who Is Sonny Rollins? (1968, 30 min.) is a portrait of the great jazz musician during his self-enforced exile from his audience. And Sound!? (1967, 27 min.) is a poetic journey from zoo to echoic chamber in search of the limits of music with Rahsaan Roland Kirk and John Cage. FREE ADMISSION.
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Doc Films Is Back!
Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St., University of Chicago

Doc Films at the University of Chicago returns with their Autumn 2014 schedule. Francois Truffaut’s Small Change (1976, 104 min., 35mm) kicks things off on Monday, W.S. Van Dyke’s The Thin Man (1934, 91 min., 35mm) is on Tuesday, Akira Kurosawa’s Drunken Angel (1948, 98 min., 35mm) plays twice on Wednesday, and Thursday’s double feature is Errol Morris’s Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control (1997, 82 min., 35mm) and D.A. Pennebaker’s Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973, 90 min., 35mm). Get the details at

Video Playlist: The Old Spaghetti Factory
Wednesday, October 1st at 6PM, Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S. Michigan Ave.

Karthik Pandian screens a selection of film and video works. “Pandian’s practice seeks to unsettle the contradictions at the heart of the monument. Through moving image, sculpture and syntheses of the two, his work imagines freedom in relation to the impositions of architecture.” Featuring work from Nick Bastis, Mariah Garnett, Barry Johnston, Rose Lowder, Basim Magdy, Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn, Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson, Sophia Rhee, Stephen G. Rhodes, Richard Serra, Diana Thater, Jennifer West, Ramyar Vala. FREE ADMISSION.
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How to Make a Hood
On exhibit until October 10th, Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield

Curator La Keisha Leek’s fantastic debut exhibit includes The Hood We Live In, a sculpted three-channel video installation by Amir George. More info & gallery hours at

Stay tuned.