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.
Wild Women Don't Have the Blues, May 2

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Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues, May 2

Tuesday, May 2, 7pm DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E. 56th Pl. Free admission Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues shows how the blues were born out of the economic and social transformation of African American life early in this century. It recaptures the lives and times of...
Sign 'O' the Times with Armond White, May 17

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Sign ‘O’ the Times with Armond White, May 17

Film critic Armond White introduces and discusses a screening of Prince's elusive concert film.
"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...