Documentation
I Be Done Been Was Is: The Q&A

I Be Done Been Was Is: The Q&A

On March 7, 2017, as part of the Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series, South Side Projections and the DuSable Museum of African American History presented a screening of Debra Robinson’s 1984 film I Be Done Been Was Is. Here’s a transcript of the post-screening discussion with Debra and Kellye Howard, a Chicago-based comedian and actor....
"Finally Got the News": The Q&A

“Finally Got the News”: The Q&A

On October 9, 2016, as part of our Alternative Histories of Labor series, we showed the 1970 film Finally Got the News, about the League of Revolutionary Black Workers in Detroit. The screening was introduced by Annie Sullivan, a PhD candidate in the Screen Cultures program at Northwestern University. After the film, Mike Siviwe Elliott...
I Be Done Been Was Is: An Interview with Director Debra Robinson

I Be Done Been Was Is: An Interview with Director Debra Robinson

Our events coordinator Zachary Baker-Salmon interviewed Debra Robinson, the director of I Be Done Been Was Is, in preparation for our screening of her film at the DuSable Museum of African American History on March 7, part of the Margaret Burroughs Centennial Film Series. Debra will be at the screening! So will comedian Kellye Howard!...
An Interview with Nick Macdonald

An Interview with Nick Macdonald

In 2014, while researching the 1971 Attica prison uprising in preparation for a screening of Cinda Firestone's documentary Attica, I came across a filmmaker named Nick Macdonald, who in 1975 had made a short film called Still Attica Remains. I couldn't find much info on him, so my interest grew.
The Cement Coffin: A Conversation with Geraldine Smith and Charles "Chick" Hoffman

The Cement Coffin: A Conversation with Geraldine Smith and Charles “Chick” Hoffman

The following conversation occurred after our April 27, 2016 screening of The Chair (1962) and The Last Request (2016) as part of the third annual (In)Justice for All Film Festival. The panelists were Geraldine Smith and Charles “Chick” Hoffman. Geraldine Smith is a former death row inmate who wrote two books and mentored young women...