What We Are
A nonprofit organization that presents unique film screenings at locations across Chicago’s south side. At many screenings, we enlist scholars, activists, and filmmakers to lead discussions, understanding the films to be the beginning, not the end, of a conversation about how films engage with complex social and political issues. Other screenings are opportunities to present seldom-seen films of historical and artistic value.
Executive Director: Michael W. Phillips Jr.
Programmer: Harrison Sherrod
Board of Directors
Ed Crouse (writer, activist, musician)
Lemont Dobson (Shovel Ready Productions)
Peter Kuttner (filmmaker, activist)
Amina Norman-Hawkins (Chicago Hip-Hop Initiative)
Sherry Williams (Bronzeville Historical Society)
Rebecca Zorach (University of Chicago)
We would be unable to provide our programming without financial and in-kind support from the following organizations:
The MacArthur Funds for Arts & Culture at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, University of Chicago
Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, University of Chicago