News
South Side Cinema, December 12 - 19

South Side Cinema, December 12 – 19

How’s that holiday shopping going? Afraid to talk about it? Go hide in the dark of the theatre. It won’t judge you. Much. Hidden Colors Film Series DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place Chicago This is screening part two, The Triumph Of Melanin, of the three part documentary about the real...
South Side Cinema, November 28 - December 4

South Side Cinema, November 28 – December 4

After you gobble gobble, you should wobble wobble to the movies, folks. Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago Films resume on Monday with Steven Soderbergh’s King of the Hill (1993, 109 min, 35mm). Tuesday gives us flames on the side of faces with Clue (1985, 94 min, 35mm) directed...
South Side Cinema, November 21-27

South Side Cinema, November 21-27

Two weeks in a row, guys! High fives all around! Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago Friday continues the lovely “’80′s Classics of John Hughes and Rob Reiner” with Pretty in Pink (1986, 96 min, 35mm). The new release on Saturday is the melancholy Stray Dogs (2014, 138 min,...
South Side Cinema, November 14-20

South Side Cinema, November 14-20

As promised, we give you a listing of what’s going on, film wise, on the South Side (ish) of Chi-town this week. Doc Films Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street, University of Chicago The weekend starts with a climax a la Rob Reiner’s When Harry Met Sally (1989, 96 min, 35mm) on Friday. You...
Interview with Kerry Feltham and Diane Grant of The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus

Interview with Kerry Feltham and Diane Grant of The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus

During the Chicago Eight (later Chicago Seven) trial*, a Toronto theater group who had an inside man in the federal court building in Chicago started working on a play based on smuggled transcripts of the trial. In the cast was playwright and actress Diane Grant. Later, during a successful New York run of the play,...
South Side Cinema, September 26-October 2

South Side Cinema, September 26-October 2

Did you miss us? I know we did. Jazz Films at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival Saturday, September 27th at 2PM, Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St., University of Chicago Our own Michael W. Phillips Jr., who also sits on the programming advisory committee of the Black Cinema House, introduces the BCH’s...
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...
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...

“The Last Pullman Car” on WTTW, Labor Day

Quite fittingly, Kartemquin Films’s documentary The Last Pullman Car is playing on WTTW on Labor Day at 10pm. If you missed our screening last fall, quite fittingly at the Pullman State Historic Site, we advise you to check it out. Here’s a bit about the film, a fumbling attempt to explain why it’s so great....

More Press from Chicago Weekly

Chicago Weekly writes another nice article about South Side Projections. Please note: our director’s taste in movies is not like Michael Bay’s. Otherwise, great article.

New Site on the Way

An old friend is in the process of designing a new site for South Side Projections, and it comes with a new look for the whole organization. Here’s a rough mockup. It’s amazing what you can do with, you know, expertise. From now on, we’ll leave the designing to the designers and concentrate on the...

Pullman Press

The University of Chicago’s newspaper Chicago Weekly wrote a really nice article about the October 1 screenings. Meanwhile, Chicagoist orders you to attend this Saturday’s screening of Kartemquin’s The Last Pullman Car, which sounds like good advice to me.