Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society's Dream Films, Feb. 22

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Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society’s Dream Films, Feb. 22

A selection of 16mm films created by the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, which encouraged members to reenact their dreams on film and analyze them. Curated by artist, filmmaker, and author Zoe Beloff.
Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Apr. 1

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Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: Housing Activism Films with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Apr. 1

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, leads a discussion of films about tenant organizing struggles.
I Be Done Been Was Is with comedian Kellye Howard, March 7

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I Be Done Been Was Is with comedian Kellye Howard, March 7

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.
The Holy Outlaw with panel discussion, Apr. 30

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The Holy Outlaw with panel discussion, Apr. 30

A 1970 public television documentary about Father David Berrigan, a member of the Catonsville Nine, who destroyed draft records in 1968 and waited to be arrested, followed by a panel discussion featuring author Rosalie Riegle along with Thom Clark and Bill Sell, who participated in similar actions.
The Black G.I. (1970) with Devorah Heitner and Bennie Webb, Apr. 25

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The Black G.I. (1970) with Devorah Heitner and Bennie Webb, Apr. 25

A screening of a 1970 episode of Black Journal devoted to the discrimination faced by Black American soldiers in Vietnam, followed by a conversation between author Devorah Heitner and Vietnam veteran Bennie Webb.
"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, January 5

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property, January 5

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...