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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Interview with anarchist filmmaker Nick Macdonald

Interview in advance of his December 2016 screening.

Analog Dreamscape: The Q&A

with Daniel J. Sandin and Jon Cates

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

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

Liz White’s Othello: The Q&A

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

Welcome to This House: The Q&A

with Barbara Hammer

Chicago Hip-Hop Pioneers: The Q&A

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Debra Robinson: The Interview

Interview in advance of her 2017 screening

I Be Done Been Was Is: The Q&A

With Debra Robinson and Kellye Howard

Rats, Roaches, and Resistance: The Q&A

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The Great Chicago Conspiracy Circus Interview

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

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Rea Tajiri: History and Memory: The Q&A

With Rea Tajiri, Vincent Schleitwiler, and Chelsea Foxwell

The Chair: The Q&A

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