Debra J. Robinson's 1984 documentary I Be Done Been Was Is profiles four hard-working and hilarious black women comedians—Alice Arthur, Rhonda Hansome, Jane Galvin-Lewis, and Marsha Warfield—following them on the road and backstage as they ply their craft in an industry that is dominated by men, particularly white men.
Our popular program of animated films about Kwanzaa returns to the Logan Center's Family Saturday for December.
South Side Projections, the Logan Center for the Arts, and the Chicago Underground Film Festival present the Chicago premiere of 1970s anarchist films by Nick Macdonald, with a post-screening conversation between Macdonald and Jonathan Rosenbaum.
In 1986, a Dutch TV crew documented the New York hip-scene, capturing LL Cool J, Grandmaster Flash, Biz Markie, and others. Followed by a panel discussion about Chicago's hip-hop scene featuring Ang13, Risky Bizness, and Amina Norman-Hawkins.