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Fatal Frame: Avant-Garde Horror on 16mm, October 30

Fatal Frame: Avant-Garde Horror on 16mm, October 30

In collaboration with the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Projections presents Fatal Frame, a program of avant-garde horror films. Following H.P. Lovecraft’s supposition that “The oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown,” these films hinge on uncanny enigmas, favoring existential terror over cheap thrills and grotesque monsters. And we’re presenting them all...
South Side Cinema, August 15-21

South Side Cinema, August 15-21

Sun’s out, guns out. We get that – enjoy the last bit of summer vacation before it’s gone. After all that sun though, pick your sunburns while you wind down with a great film from these lovely organizations this week. SATURDAY, August 16th – 2:00PM @ Gallery 400 (400 S. Peoria St., UIC) Reaching for...
Sing-Along "The Wiz," September 4

Sing-Along “The Wiz,” September 4

We’re happy to be partnering again with Black World Cinema and the Studio Movie Grill (formerly ICE Chatham 14) to present a sing-along screening of the beloved 1978 musical The Wiz. It’s an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum’s famous The Wizard of Oz with an all-black cast. But you knew this. For years, you’ve...
South Side Cinema, August 8-14

South Side Cinema, August 8-14

There are some great films being shown around the south side this week. If you’re looking for something to see and you’ve had your fill of Guardians of the Galaxy, you should check these hot titles out and support your local theaters/film festivals. FRIDAY, August 8th – 7:00PM, 9:00PM @ Doc Films Psycho Beach Party...
Very Fine Cats Indeed: More Experimental Feline Films on 16mm

Very Fine Cats Indeed: More Experimental Feline Films on 16mm

Thursday, July 24 @ 7PM, Co-Prosperity Sphere Last year’s CAT Film Festival was such a success that we decided to come back with another helping of experimental films about cats projected from genuine 16mm film, this time with a better program title. We’re splitting them into two convenient programs, one that’s probably suitable for all...
Cinda Firestone's ATTICA (1974) Screening and Discussion, August 29

Cinda Firestone’s ATTICA (1974) Screening and Discussion, August 29

South Side Projections, in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project, and the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, is proud to present a free screening and discussion of Cinda Firestone’s 1974 documentary Attica. In September 1971, prisoners at...
Analog Dreamscape: Video & Computer Art in Chicago, 1973-1985

Analog Dreamscape: Video & Computer Art in Chicago, 1973-1985

In partnership with the Institute for Humanities and the Moving Image Arts program at University of Illinois-Chicago, South Side Projections presents ANALOG DREAMSCAPE, a screening and discussion with Daniel J. Sandin and new media historian Jon Cates. Sandin is a trailblazing video artist and director emeritus of the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (co-founded with Tom DeFanti),...
Let's Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel

Let’s Get Working: Chicago Celebrates Studs Terkel (May 9-11, 2014) is a three-day festival at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts featuring concerts, discussions, listening stations, performances, screenings, soapbox debates, and more. South Side Projections is honored to be part of this event. Chicago-based amateur filmmaker Warren Thompson’s Camera on Chicago, filmed...
Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid

Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid

In partnership with the Co-Prosperity Sphere, South Side Projections presents Bring the Ruckus: Red Grooms on Celluloid, a sampling of experimental works from the 1960s. A graduate of the Art Institute, Red Grooms is best known for his expressionistic sculpto-pictoramas depicting the hustle and bustle of urban existence. Like many Pop Art luminaries, he shattered...
Picasso and the Mayor: Two Film about the Chicago Picasso, January 23

Picasso and the Mayor: Two Film about the Chicago Picasso, January 23

South Side Projections commemorates the 47th anniversary of the dedication of the Chicago Picasso in Daley Plaza by presenting two contemporary films with decidedly different opinions about the massive sculpture. Local filmmaker Tom Palazzolo and Art Institute of Chicago museum educator Annie Morse will be present to discuss the somewhat ridiculous but mostly factual circumstances...
Revolution on Film: The Black Arts Movement

Revolution on Film: The Black Arts Movement

In conjunction with the “AfriCOBRA in Chicago: Philosophy” exhibit at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, South Side Projections presents four free screenings that provide a wider context to the Black Arts Movement of which AfriCOBRA was a part. These free screenings will take place at the Logan Center for...
Jim Kelly Day, August 17 at Chatham 14

Jim Kelly Day, August 17 at Chatham 14

To celebrate the iconic cinematic presence of the late Jim Kelly, the black martial arts movie star best known for his role opposite Bruce Lee in Enter the Dragon and whose character helped defined this period of martial arts action cinema, Chatham 14 Theaters, Black World Cinema, the Chicago Cinema Society, and South Side Projections...