Past events
"Big Fun in the Big Town" + Chicago Hip-Hop Pioneers, Dec. 1

“Big Fun in the Big Town” + Chicago Hip-Hop Pioneers, Dec. 1

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.
Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, January 3

Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun, January 3

SSP and the DuSable Museum team up to present the definitive film about African American writer Zora Neale Hurston as part of their yearlong partnership to show films by and about African American women.
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

Nat Turner's slave rebellion is a watershed event in America's long and troubled history of slavery and racial conflict. Charles Burnett’s Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property tells the story of that violent confrontation and of the ways that story has been continuously re-told during the years since 1831.
Jean Renoir's "La grande illusion" with Nick Macdonald, Dec. 1

Jean Renoir’s “La grande illusion” with Nick Macdonald, Dec. 1

Nick Macdonald, author of In Search of La grande illusion, introduces a screening of Jean Renoir's 1937 antiwar classic.
Alternative Histories of Labor Film Series

Alternative Histories of Labor Film Series

Drawing energy from the wave of attention to labor issues prompted by the spread of “right to work” laws and the Fight for Fifteen movement (among others), this series aims to expand on the dominant narrative of labor movements as mostly white and mostly male. These six film screenings and discussions highlight the contributions of...