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Revolution on Film: The Q&As

Revolution on Film: The Q&As

In 2013 we curated four screenings to accompany AfriCOBRA in Chicago: Philosophy, an exhibition of art by the Chicago-based Black Arts Movement collective AfriCOBRA. Here are audio files and transcripts of the post-film conversations.
IFAFF: The Chair & The Last Request

IFAFF: The Chair & The Last Request

Two films about capital punishment, followed by a Q&A with death penalty attorney Charles "Chick" Hoffman and former death row inmate Geraldine Smith.
In My Father's House, May 5

In My Father’s House, May 5

In My Father’s House is an award-winning documentary following hip-hop artist Che “Rhymefest” Smith—co-writer of the 2015 Oscar winning song “Glory” from the motion picture Selma and 2005 Grammy winner for the song “Jesus Walks” with Kanye West—as he moves into his childhood home on Chicago’s South Side and hesitantly sets out to reconnect with...
Animated Folktale Films, May 21

Animated Folktale Films, May 21

Learn how the moon came to be in the sky, how the spirit of the sun came to the Pueblo people, how a brave boy solved the problem of a frightening dragon, and more in this fun, child-friendly selection of animated films based on folktales from around the world.
Dharma Vision: Toward a Buddhist Aesthetics of Film, June 30

Dharma Vision: Toward a Buddhist Aesthetics of Film, June 30

Dharma Vision offers a survey of Japanese, Korean, and American avant-garde/experimental films that transcends a superficial engagement with Buddhist concepts in an attempt to ask: what does a Buddhist aesthetics of film look like, and how might Buddhism help cinema come to terms with its death/rebirth?
Frame of Reference: An Evening with Christopher Harris

Frame of Reference: An Evening with Christopher Harris

Christopher Harris's award-winning experimental films have explored post-industrial urban landscapes, black outlaws, the cosmic consequences of the sun’s collapse, a child’s nightlight, and a theme park performance of Christ's Passion.
Kartemquin Members' Work for Hire: The Q&A

Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire: The Q&A

The transcript of a conversation between University of Chicago Professor of Cinema and Media Studies Judy Hoffman and Kartemquin Films Co-Founder Gordon Quinn following our April 24, 2015 screening “Kartemquin Members' Work for Hire."
Kara Jefts and Harrison Sherrod Discuss Japanese Surrealism

Kara Jefts and Harrison Sherrod Discuss Japanese Surrealism

Transcript of a conversation between SSP programmer Harrison Sherrod and School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate student Kara Jefts following our June 4, 2015 screening "Stop Making Nonsense: Japanese Surrealist Films, 1960-1964."
Gel Set scores Epstein's "The Fall of the House of Usher"

Gel Set scores Epstein’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Jean Epstein's surrealist masterpiece La Chute de la maison Usher, the greatest film version of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest story, paired with a new score composed and performed live by Gel Set, the one-person darkwave synth brainchild of Chicago-based musician Laura Callier.
James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket + Q&A

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket + Q&A

A screening of the restored version of Karen Thorsen's 1987 documentary, followed by a Q&A with Thorsen and Baldwin scholar E. Patrick Johnson.
Carol Munday Lawrence's Animated Kwanzaa Films

Carol Munday Lawrence’s Animated Kwanzaa Films

A rare screening of Carol Munday Lawrence's animated Kwanzaa films, made between 1972 and 1981 and long unavailable on any format.
Don McIlvaine: Until the Walls Fall Down, Paint Them - December 11

Don McIlvaine: Until the Walls Fall Down, Paint Them – December 11

In celebration of Jane Addams Day in Illinois, Chicago Film Archives, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and South Side Projections present a celebration of the life and work of Chicago artist and filmmaker Don McIlvaine. Northwestern University art historian Rebecca Zorach will discuss McIlvaine’s paintings and murals, and then we’ll watch films from the Don...