What We Are
A new nonprofit organization presenting film screenings throughout Chicago’s south side. Most screenings will be accompanied by presentations or panel discussions.
To present film screenings and panel discussions to foster conversation on social issues; to alleviate the lack of mainstream film viewing opportunities on the south side of Chicago by presenting films in alternative venues; and to promote the film and video work of filmmakers and students who lack access to Chicago’s traditional art-house and film-school markets.
Executive Director: Michael W. Phillips Jr.
Programmer: Harrison Sherrod
Guest Programmers: JB Mabe, Anne Orchier, Marilyn Ferdinand
Poster Designers: Alex Ensign, Bruce Neal
Grants Coordinator: Marilyn Ferdinand
Social Media Coordinator: Davalyn L. Stepzinski
Board of Directors
Lemont Dobson (Central Michigan University)
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