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.

Liz White’s Othello: The Q&A

With Ron OJ Parson, James Vincent Meredith, and Honey Crawford

Chicago Hip-Hop Pioneers: The Q&A

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Revolution on Film: Robert Paige Q&A

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The Black Theater: The Q&A

The Black Theater: The Making of a Movement

El Teatro Campesino: The Q&A

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Interview with anarchist filmmaker Nick Macdonald

Interview in advance of his December 2016 screening.

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

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Mako Idemitsu: The Q&A

with Wakae Nakane and Toby Wu

Revolution on Film: Peter Kuttner and Travis Q&A

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Debra Robinson: The Interview

Interview in advance of her 2017 screening

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

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

The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus Interview

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Kartemquin Members’ Work for Hire: The Q&A

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Analog Dreamscape: The Q&A

with Daniel J. Sandin and Jon Cates

Rea Tajiri: History and Memory: The Q&A

With Rea Tajiri, Vincent Schleitwiler, and Chelsea Foxwell