South Side Projections

Between 2011 and 2023, South Side Projections presented films at locations across Chicago’s south side to foster conversation about complex social and political issues. At many screenings, we enlisted scholars, activists, and filmmakers to lead discussions, while other screenings offered opportunities to present seldom-seen films of historical and artistic value to the communities of Chicago’s south side. In all cases we were a springboard to a deeper understanding of our communities and the broader world. We have ceased operation, but this site will remain as an archive of the conversations that occurred at our events.

El Teatro Campesino: The Q&A

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Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: The Q&A

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Mako Idemitsu: The Q&A

with Wakae Nakane and Toby Wu

I Be Done Been Was Is: The Q&A

With Debra Robinson and Kellye Howard

The Spook Who Sat by the Door: The Q&A

With Sandra Jackson-Opoku, David Lemieux, and Jamilah Lemieux

Interview with anarchist filmmaker Nick Macdonald

Interview in advance of his December 2016 screening.

Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: The Q&A

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Japanese Surrealism: The Q&A

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The Black Theater: The Q&A

The Black Theater: The Making of a Movement

Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire: The Q&A

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Revolution on Film: Amaris Selah Q&A

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The Chair: The Q&A

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The Mural Movement and the Black Arts Movement: The Q&A

With Arlene Turner Crawford, Eugene Eda Wade, and Rebecca Zorach