Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation, leads a discussion of films about tenant organizing struggles.
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.
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.
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.