Full pageant schedule for the twenty seventh Annual Black Harvest Movie Pageant

Full pageant schedule for the twenty seventh Annual Black Harvest Movie Pageant

The College of the Artwork Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Movie Middle proclaims the total pageant schedule for its twenty seventh Annual Black Harvest Movie Pageant, which can happen each just about and in particular person on the Gene Siskel Movie Middle from November 5 via December 2.

The pageant’s month-long showcase of Black tales will function 28 function movies; 36 brief movies; a number of free panel discussions; and tributes to each Gordon Parks and Melvin Van Peebles. The pageant may also function over 25 separate in-person and digital filmmaker and forged appearances.

Black Harvest Movie Pageant particular person tickets and pageant passes can be found for buy as of Friday, October 15 at 10am. 

“After months of not gathering, and because the combat for racial equality and justice continues to be waged, Black Harvest endeavors to current portraits of pleasure, energy, resilience and resistance, and to find and highlight rising, proficient storytellers. We’re excited to share these movies with audiences – with over 25 function narrative and documentaries, six brief movie applications and tributes to each Gordon Parks and Melvin Van Peebles, the previous, current and way forward for Black cinema is right here, now, and spectacular. This 12 months’s Pageant is a triumph via and thru – let’s rejoice!” mentioned Director of Programming Rebecca Fons. 

“After an extended intermission, we’re past thrilled to have the ability to collect once more in particular person to rejoice Black filmmakers, tales, and the loyal Black Harvest viewers. Movie is a robust catalyst for dialogue, empathy, progress, and pleasure. The pageant has all the time felt like a reunion–and after final 12 months’s digital pageant, this return to our theaters might be extra joyful than ever. The Black Harvest Movie Pageant is a spot to champion rising filmmakers and rejoice established storytellers, and we consider that this 12 months’s lineup will delight our audiences because it amplifies Black voices and celebrates the total vary of Black expertise on display screen, ” mentioned Jean de St. Aubin, Govt Director of the Gene Siskel Movie Middle.

On Opening Evening (Nov. 6), NBC/5 leisure reporter LeeAnn Trotter will function Grasp of Ceremonies, presiding over our Chicago premiere screening of the acclaimed documentary, DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER, with co-director Dave Wooley in attendance. The movie offers an inspiring and vibrant portrait of Warwick’s luminous six-decade (and counting) profession and activism within the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities and might be adopted by a particular dessert and drinks reception on the Renaissance Resort.

Extra Pageant highlights embody a retrospective of the work of Gordon Parks; a screening of the 4K restoration of Wendell B. Harris Jr.’s 1990 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner CHAMELEON STREET; the Chicago theatrical premiere of Traci Curry and Stanley Nelson’s gripping documentary ATTICA; Arie Esiri and Chuko Esiri’s critically acclaimed EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE); and Alice Diop’s observational travelogue WE. Black Harvest alum Kelley Kali will return to Chicago to premiere her SXSW hit, I’M FINE (THANKS FOR ASKING), with co-director Angelique Molina.

The Pageant’s midway level might be celebrated with a particular presentation of Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced’s extremely anticipated KING RICHARD, starring Will Smith as an undeterred father decided to write down his daughters, Venus and Serena Williams, into historical past. 


Black Harvest may also proudly showcase a number of homegrown tales, together with a set of locally-made shorts and IT’S DIFFERENT IN CHICAGO, David Weathersby’s chronicle of home and hip hop music. The pageant may also current two screenings of the groundbreaking SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG, directed by the late, nice Melvin Van Peebles.

The pageant will conclude on Thursday, December 2 with a particular thirtieth anniversary Closing Evening screening of Spike Lee’s provocative JUNGLE FEVER on 35mm.

Black Harvest Movie Pageant Tickets for normal in-person and digital movie displays are $12, with Movie Middle members paying solely $6 per ticket. College students with legitimate faculty ID pay $7, and SAIC college students, employees, or college pay $5 for normal movie displays.

Black Harvest Movie Pageant passes price $60 and may be redeemed for six (6) common in-person or digital movie displays (excluding Opening and Closing Nights). Movie Middle members can pay solely $30 for the 6-film Black Harvest pageant go. In-person Conversations are free and first-come, first-served, with tickets accessible on the field workplace. 

Opening Evening tickets are $50 (common viewers), with Movie Middle member and pupil tickets on sale for $30. Tickets embody the screening, Q&A, and particular reception. 

New for 2021: Digital Black Harvest Movie Pageant

Along with choose in-person screenings, all shorts applications might be accessible for streaming for all the length of the festivalSelect options might be accessible just about starting the day after they conclude their theatrical screeningsVirtual movies might be accessible to stream all through all the U.S. (until famous)For the fourth 12 months, The Richard and Ellen Sandor Household Black Harvest Movie Pageant Prize, might be awarded to a brief filmmaker, and – for the primary time – a function documentary or narrative filmmaker, for high quality in storytelling, creativity, and filmmaking. 

The Movie Middle’s 2021 Black Harvest Movie Pageant Legacy Award: 

Photographer Dawoud Bey

Dawoud Bey

Offered in particular person on Sunday, November 14 at 6pm

The Movie Middle’s Legacy Award is introduced every year to a person with an exemplary historical past of contributing to the humanities in Chicago, and whose contributions have had a considerable affect on the Black group. This 12 months’s Legacy Award might be introduced to photographer Dawoud Bey, Professor of Artwork and a former Distinguished School Artist at Columbia School Chicago, the place he has taught since 1998. Amongst quite a few honors, Bey is a recipient of the McArthur Basis “Genius” Fellowship, and his work has been the topic of exhibitions and retrospectives at museums and galleries worldwide. Bey holds a Grasp of Nice Arts diploma from Yale College College of Artwork.

COVID-19 Protocols

The Movie Middle requires a legitimate picture ID and proof of full vaccination or a adverse outcome on a COVID PCR take a look at for all screenings and occasions on the Movie Middle. 😷 Masks are additionally required always. Please go to “COVID-19 Protocols” on our web site for updates and full particulars. Protocols are topic to alter. 

Extra info and updates about this 12 months’s Black Harvest Movie Pageant may be discovered right here

The next is an inventory of the entire Black Harvest Movie Pageant line-up, with in-person/theatrical showtimes listed in black and digital screenings famous in inexperienced. Please observe showtimes and visitor appearances are topic to alter. 


OPENING NIGHT: DIONNE WARWICK: DON’T MAKE ME OVER Friday, November 5 – 7:00pm2021, Dave Wooley, David Heilbroner / USA, 95 min.In English / Format: DigitalCo-director, author and producer Dave Wooley scheduled to attend.

NBC5’s leisure reporter LeeAnn Trotter will function the Opening Evening Grasp of Ceremonies

Artist. Activist. Legend. For six-decades and counting, Dionne Warwick’s voice – wealthy, singular, expressive and stylish – has been a soundtrack for generations. In Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner’s participating documentary, Ms. Warwick’s upbringing, life, and profession – each as a music icon and an impassioned activist for the Black and LGBTQIA+ communities – is chronicled, offering a portrait of a girl who has influenced many artists, touched numerous lives, and entertained hundreds of thousands. 

The screening might be adopted by a particular dessert and drinks reception on the Renaissance Resort! Opening Evening tickets are $50 (common viewers), with Movie Middle member and pupil tickets on sale for $30. Tickets embody the screening, Q&A, and particular reception.

TAHARASaturday, November 6 – 4:30pm & Wednesday, November 10 – 8:00pmAvailable just about Thursday, November 11 via Thursday, December 2 – IL audiences solely. 2021, Olivia Peace / USA, 77 min. 

In English / Format: DigitalCarrie and Hannah have all the time been inseparable. When their classmate commits suicide, the ladies go to the “Teen Discuss-back” session to assist them to know grief via their Jewish religion. After an harmless kissing train turns Carrie’s world inside out, the buddies are distracted by lust, social standing, and wavering religion.


Saturday, November 6 – 7:00pm & Saturday, November 27 – 3:00pm

2021, Traci Curry, Stanley Nelson / USA, 120 min.  

In English / Format: Digital

Fifty years in the past, inmates on the Attica Correctional Facility seized a part of the jail and demanded higher circumstances. By revelatory interviews with prisoners, relations of hostages, and journalists who turned a part of the story, ATTICA captures the personalities, politics, and feelings that exploded in a wake-up name about jail reform. 

PRISMSunday, November 7 – 1:00pm & Wednesday, November 10 – 6:00pmAvailable just about Thursday, November 11 via Thursday, December 22021, Eléonore Yameogo, An van. Dienderen, and Rosine Mbakam / Belgium, 78 min.In English and French with English subtitles / Format: DigitalIs the expertise of movement photos inherently racist? Three filmmakers take into account how the variations of their pores and skin coloration, and experiences as artists, function points-of-departure to discover this provocative query. PRISM takes what some see as technical issues, and explores their insidious private, cultural, and historic ramifications.

WEThursday, November 11 – 5:30pm & Saturday, November 20 – 1:30pm2021, Alice Diop / France, 115 min.In French with English subtitles / Format: DigitalMulti-award-winning documentary filmmaker Alice Diop boards the RER B, a practice that crosses Paris and its outskirts from north to south. A journey and testomony to the significance of filming as a means of remembering, WE is as a lot a portrait of a spot as it’s of a folks.

THE WOODSTOCK OF HOUSEThursday, November 11 – 8:00pm & Friday, November 12 – 8:00pmAvailable just about Saturday, November 13 via Thursday, December 22021, Rodrick F. Wimberly, Senuwell Smith / USA, 98 min.In English / Format: DigitalDeemed the “Woodstock of Home,” the Chosen Few Music Pageant brings 50,000 folks of various races, ages and sexual orientations collectively in unity, peace and love in Chicago, one of the crucial violent cities in America, serving as an island of affection in a sea of battle. 

Producer, co-director and author Rodrick F. Wimberly, and producer Tressa Epps scheduled to attend.


Friday, November 12 – 5:45pm & Saturday, November 20 – 7:00pmAvailable just about Sunday, November 21 via Thursday, December 22020, Arie Esiri, Chuko Esiri / Nigeria, 116 min.In English / Format: DigitalA triumph on the Berlin Movie Pageant, this revelatory debut is a heartrending portrait of on a regular basis human endurance in Lagos, Nigeria. Shot on 16mm movie, EYIMOFE traces the journeys of two distantly related strangers as they bump up in opposition to the financial realities of a world during which each interplay is a transaction. 


Saturday, November 13 – 5:30pm & Monday, November 15 – 5:45pm2021, Udi Aloni / USA, 102 min.In English / Format: DigitalWHY IS WE AMERICANS? is an in-depth, cinematic exploration of the legendary Amiri Baraka and his household. Spanning many years of social activism, poetry, music, artwork, and politics, this kaleidoscopic saga is an inspiring name to arms within the combat for sophistication and racial justice.


Saturday, November 13 – 3:00pm & Sunday, November 14 – 6:00pmAvailable just about Monday, November 15 via Thursday, December 22020, Nicole Sylvester / USA, 105 min 

In English / Format: DigitalMaya, stifled by sophisticated reminiscences of her overbearing father and on the verge of turning into a recluse, begins a sexual relationship with a a lot youthful man whose darkish aspect impedes his journey as he navigates his manner as a Black Man in America. 

Director Nicole Sylvester scheduled to attend. 

WHO IS GATSBY RANDOLPHSaturday, November 13 – 8:00pm & Sunday, November – 3:00pmAvailable just about Monday, November 15 via Thursday, December 22020, Kobie Randolph/ USA, 90 min.In English / Format: DigitalKobie Randolph has a aim: to make it in Hollywood – however how? Enter Gatsby Randolph, party-crashing alter ego. On this hilarious documentary, Randolph charts his hustle to make Gatsby a family identify, and the way he was capable of get near Hollywood’s elite, together with Beyoncé, Jay Z, Stevie Surprise and extra. 

Gatsby Randolph scheduled to attend.

THICKER THAN BLOODTuesday, November 16 – 8:00pm & Thursday, November 18 – 8:00pmAvailable just about Friday, November 19 via Thursday, December 22019, Anthony Williams / USA, 75 min.  

In English / Format: DigitalThe first in a three-part sequence, THICKER THAN BLOOD follows the youngest of two sons who returns house to rejoice his brother’s promotion. Throughout what must be a joyous afternoon of household and mates, issues are mentioned that may’t be unsaid, and a tight-knit household should choose up the items. 

Director Anthony Williams scheduled to attend. 


Friday, November 19 – 6:30pm & Saturday, November 20 – 4:00pmAvailable just about Sunday, November 21 via Thursday, December 22021, Kelley Kali, Angelique Molina / USA, 90 min. 

In English / Format: DigitalBraiding hair and making deliveries, Danny is barely capable of make ends meet. Having satisfied her daughter that they’re ‘tenting out’ for enjoyable, she manages to safe sufficient cash for an condominium. When she comes up brief, Danny does all the things she will to save lots of the day. 

Inaugural Sandor Prize winner director Kelley Kali, and co-director Angelique Molina scheduled to attend. 


Sunday, November 21 – 1:00pm & Wednesday, November 24 – 5:30pmAvailable just about Thursday, November 25 via Thursday, December 22021, Fredrick Leach / USA, 86 min. 

In English / Format: DigitalJordan is an prosperous, Black highschool senior counting down the times till faculty. He’s continually bullied and lacks the boldness to face up for himself. When his cousin is humiliated, Jordan recruits college students to play a vengeful prank. When it goes unhealthy, Jordan is compelled to confront the painful penalties. 

Director Fredrick Leach scheduled to attend Sunday, November 21. 

IT’S DIFFERENT IN CHICAGOSunday, November 21 – 6:00pm & Tuesday, November 23 – 8:00pmAvailable just about Wednesday, November 24 via Thursday, December 2

2021, David Weathersby / USA, 91 min. 

In English / Format: Digital

Director David Weathersby (BHFF alum and director of 2019’s THEE DEBAUCHERY BALL) chronicles the historical past of home and hip hop music in Chicago, and the way the 2 types complemented and competed with one another, resulting in revelations and evolution throughout the metropolis’s Black group. 

Director David Weathersby scheduled to attend.


Monday, November 22 – 5:30pm & Tuesday, November 23 – 5:30pmAvailable just about Wednesday, November 24 via Thursday, December 2

2021, Annette Galloway / USA, 77 min. 

In English / Format: Digital

When a girls man falls for a good looking regulation pupil he’s unable to place apart his womanizing methods for love and he or she refuses to be one other notch on his belt. In opposition to all odds, they forge a long-lasting friendship challenged by the jealousy of recent companions – and their very own hidden needs. 

Director Annette Galloway scheduled to attend.

MEMOIRS OF A BLACK GIRLFriday, November 26 – 5:45pm & Tuesday, November 30 – 7:30pmAvailable just about Wednesday, December 1 via Thursday, December 22020, Thato Mwosa / USA, 76 min.  

In English / Format: DigitalAisha epitomizes “Black lady magic”. A finalist for a prestigious faculty scholarship, Aisha should outperform the opposite candidates. However when her focus is challenged after she stories on the varsity’s “it women,” for smoking weed, Aisha should navigate the difficult obstacles to outlive, whereas maintaining her eyes on the prize. 

Director Thato Mwosa scheduled to attend Friday, November 26.


Friday, November 26 – 8:00pm & Saturday, November 27 – 6:00pmAvailable just about Sunday, November 28 via Thursday, December 2

2021, Dr. Artel Nice / USA, 90 min. 

In English / Format: Digital

On this second installment of Dr. Artel Grant’s THE LOVE CYCLE movie sequence, (half one, LOVE LIKE WINTER premiered at BHFF 2021) a probably good couple comes collectively imperfectly, when two hopeful romantics, each in sad long-term relationships with different folks, type an emotional connection. 

Director Dr. Artel Nice scheduled to attend. 

RAYMOND LEWIS: L.A. LEGENDSunday, November 28 – 6:00pm & Monday, November 29 – 5:30pmAvailable just about Tuesday, November 30 via Thursday, December 22021, Ryan Polomski / USA, 92 min.In English / Format: DigitalFollowing an unsightly contract dispute, Raymond Lewis was blackballed from the NBA within the 70s. Half historic restoration, half deep private excavation, RAYMOND LEWIS: L.A. LEGEND is a shifting journey via the heartbreaking story of a once-in-a-generation expertise who was shunned by a recreation he was destined to dominate. 

Director Ryan Polomski and producer Kamaila Lewis scheduled to attend.

100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPISunday, November 28 – 1:00pm & Tuesday, November 30 – 5:30pmAvailable just about Friday, November 19 via Thursday, December 2

2020, Tarabu Betserai Kirkland / USA, 60 min.In English / Format: DigitalMamie Lang Kirkland was seven when she fled Mississippi, vowing she would by no means return, till her son urged her to confront her childhood trauma. At 107 she journeys to attach her story to America’s legacy of racial violence. In a time of division, 100 YEARS FROM MISSISSIPPI offers us knowledge of an unusual lady’s extraordinary life. 

Govt producer and narrator Barry Shabaka Henley scheduled to attend Sunday, November 28; Director Tarabu Betserai Kirkland scheduled to attend Tuesday, November 30.


MOMENTS WITHOUT PROPER NAMESMonday, November 22 – 8:00pm1987, Gordon Parks / USA, 60 min.In English / Format: Digital

In his remaining movie as director, Parks turned the digital camera upon himself with this poetic self-portrait, mixing his pictures, compositions, and private reminiscences carried out by esteemed actors Avery Brooks, Roscoe Lee Browne, and Joe Seneca. MOMENTS WITHOUT PROPER NAMES affords a penetrating gaze into the thoughts of this celebrated artist. Preceded by FLAVIO (1964, 12 min.)

Gordon Parks Retrospective

Throughout his decades-long profession, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) masterfully documented American life. This four-part retrospective honors Parks with a choice of crucial works from his filmography, and concludes with the documentary impressed by Gordon Parks. This retrospective is introduced with assist by The Gordon Parks Basis, Anthology Movie Archives and Chicago Movie Archives.

THE LEARNING TREEMonday, November 8 – 7:45pm

1969, Gordon Parks / USA, 107 min.

In English / Format: DigitalBased on Parks’s personal semi-autobiographical novel, THE LEARNING TREE follows the journey of Newt Winger, an adolescent rising up in rural Kansas within the Twenties, as he experiences the flowering of past love, finds his relationship with a detailed good friend examined, and navigates the injustices embedded inside a racist instructional system.

LEADBELLYMonday, November 15 – 7:45pm1976, Gordon Parks / USA, 126 min.In English / Format: 35mm

On this energetic biopic, Parks chronicles the lifetime of trouble-prone blues singer Huddie Ledbetter, higher often called “Leadbelly”, as he works on chain gangs, travels with fellow blues man Blind Lemon Jefferson, and seeks to discover a private peace inside his musical expertise. 

SHAFTMonday, November 29 – 8:00pm1971, Gordon Parks / USA, 100 min.In English / Format: 35mmRichard Roundtree stars as New York Metropolis personal detective John Shaft. He’s cool, robust and received’t again right down to anyone. When the Mafia kidnaps native crime lord Bumpy Jonas’ daughter, he hires the one man robust sufficient to get her again – John Shaft.

A CHOICE OF WEAPONS: INSPIRED BY GORDON PARKSWednesday, December 1 – 8:15pm2021, John Maggio / USA, 89 min.In English / Format: DigitalA CHOICE OF WEAPONS: INSPIRED BY GORDON PARKS explores the facility of photos in advancing racial, financial, and social equality as seen via the lens of considered one of America’s most trailblazing artists, and the technology of younger photographers, filmmakers, and activists he impressed. 


On the halfway level of he Black Harvest Movie Pageant we current three movies that commemorate each the way forward for Black tales on the large display screen and the trailblazing, boundary pushing, radical storytellers of the previous. We rejoice the conclusion of Black Harvest with a thirtieth anniversary screening of Spike Lee’s daring and provocative exploration of race, relationships, gender and intercourse. Particular displays solely display screen as soon as however are the identical value as our common movie displays. 

Nonetheless from KING RICHARD


Wednesday, November 17 – 7:00pm2021, Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced / USA, 138 min.In English / Format: DigitalRichard Williams (Will Smith) is set to write down his daughters, Venus and Serena, into historical past. Coaching on Compton’s deserted tennis courts – rain or shine – the ladies are formed by their father’s unyielding dedication and their mom’s balanced perspective, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid earlier than them.


Thursday, November 18 – 6:00pm1990, Wendell B. Harris Jr. / USA, 94 min.In English / Format: Digital 4K restorationWinner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, CHAMELEON STREET recounts the true story of con man Douglas Road, who impersonated his manner up the ladder by posing as an Ivy League pupil, a revered surgeon, and a company lawyer, pinning a lens on race, class and efficiency in American identification.

SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONGFriday, November 19 & Saturday, November 20 – 9:30pm1971, Melvin Van Peebles / USA, 97 min.In English / Format: 35mm

A part of our Fringe Advantages seriesThe late Melvin Van Peebles’s second function movie was a landmark of Black and American unbiased cinema that might ship shockwaves via the tradition, and created the prototype for what Hollywood would ultimately co-opt and make into the Blaxploitation hero. SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG’s incendiary politics are matched by it’s revolutionary model, during which leap cuts, kaleidoscopic superimpositions, and psychedelic sound design come collectively in a sustained howl of rage and defiance. Restored by The Museum of Trendy Artwork with assist from The Movie Basis and the Hollywood Overseas Press Affiliation.


Thursday, December 2 – 7:00pm1991, Spike Lee / USA, 132 min.In English / Format: 35mmWhen the information leaks that Flipper (Wesley Snipes), a Black, married lawyer is having an affair with Angie (Annabella Sciorra), his white secretary, Flipper’s spouse (Lonette McKee) kicks him out of the home. As Flipper and Angie proceed their affair, their interracial relationship sparks debate and dissaproval amongst their households, mates and strangers. Extra occasion info to be introduced. 


Shorts Program: Coming of AgeSunday, November 7 – 3:00pmAvailable just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2019-2021, numerous administrators / USA, Canada, 96 min. 

In English / Format: Digital“Love is a battle. Love is a struggle. Love is rising up.” – James Baldwin. These six movies discover what it means to develop up, and discover out who you’re: FUFU (Omolola Ajao), ECHOES OF A WINTER SUNSHINE (Oniffe White), CHERRY LEMONADE (Aisha Ford), MAKE IT HAPPEN. (Aaron Sterling), BOBERT (Oluseyi Olatujoye), LOTUS (Samuel Lee Fudge). 

Choose filmmakers in attendance in particular person. 

Shorts program: Made in ChicagoMonday, November 8 – 5:30pm & Tuesday, November 16 – 5:30pmAvailable just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2020-2021, numerous administrators / USA, 73 min. 

In English / Format: DigitalStories born and raised proper right here at house, these native movies exemplify all of the expertise that Chicagoland has to supply. PATOIS (Andre Muir & Danielle Alston), THE UNTOLD STORY OF MILD SAUCE (Anton Deshawn), THE “N” WORD (Maurice D. Partitions), FLOWERS AND BIKES (Daniel Kayamba), HARLEM75 (John Wright), WHAT THE AFROFUTURE SAY (David Boykin), SWITCHIN’ (George Ellzey Jr.), LUCKY NUMBER 7 (Shaquille Roberts). 

Choose filmmakers in attendance in particular person. 

Shorts Program: Diving DeepTuesday, November 9 – 6:00pm Accessible just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2020-2021, numerous administrators / USA, Canada, UK, Nigeria, 70 min. 

In English / Format: DigitalCOVID, redlining, farflung sunsets and extra are explored on this set of dramatic shorts from throughout the globe: THE CATCH-UP (Annabel Grace), THE HOUSE ON CARTER ROAD (Shawn Gerrard), THE PARK (Frantzy Moreau), SUNSET IN MAKOKO (Allen Onyige), PIECE (Frantzy Moreau), MURIKA (Fedna Jacquet & Marchánt Davis). 

Digital Q&A to be introduced. 

Shorts program: Innovation in MotionSunday, November 21 – 3:30pmAvailable just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2019-2021, numerous administrators / USA, France, Bahamas, 87 min. 

In English and French with English subtitles / Format: DigitalThis mixture of movies celebrates the hilarious, the visionary, the righteous, and the revolutionary, representing the eclectic voice of Black filmmakers at the moment: BLACK (Tamika R. Guishard), MINE (Randall Dottin & Luisa Dantas), THE ORANGE CHILD (Alexandre Desane), WOULD YOU KILL GOD TOO? (WJ Lofton & Natalie Lauren), REOPENING (Caralene Robinson), THE STRONG BOX (Hassan El-Amin), 180 SECONDS (Perry Robust), THE GOLDEN RECORD (Brandon C. Thomas & Kyle Ferguson). 

Choose filmmakers in attendance in particular person, digital Q&A to be introduced. 

Shorts Program: A Household AffairWednesday, November 24 – 7:30pmAvailable just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2020-2021, numerous administrators / USA, Canada, Jamaica, 99 min. 

In English and Patois with English subtitles / Format: DigitalFamily is what you make it, in these 5 movies that discover the bonds, and breaks of these we maintain shut: BABY (Cole Swanson), PARDONED SOULS (Calvin Standifer), MADA (MOTHER) (Joseph Douglas Elmhirst), THE DELIBERATE DEATH OF MY FATHER (Rose Katché), THE TREES REMEMBER sequence (Angela Tucker). 

Choose filmmakers in attendance in particular person. 

Shorts program: In Mem’rySunday, November 28 – 3:30pmAvailable just about Friday, November 5 via Thursday, December 2

2020-2021, numerous administrators / USA, Canada, Spain, Cuba, Brazil, 65 min. 

In English and Spanish with English subtitles / Format: DigitalBlack historical past, and current – the painful, the poetic and the highly effective – is taken into account  in these 4 shifting brief movies: UNMARKED (Brad Bennett & Chris Haley), AIR VOLTA (Jeremy Watson), GUILLERMA (Aida Esther Bueno Sarduy), I LOVE Y’ALL (Ismail Salahuddin). Choose filmmakers in attendance in particular person, digital Q&A to be introduced.


Into the Archive: A Dialog with Black Movie Archive Creator Maya Cade 

Monday, November 15 – 6:00pm / Dwell at fb.com/siskelfilmcenter


In August Maya Cade, viewers strategist on the Criterion Assortment, launched the Black Movie Archive, an internet useful resource offering historical past to 200+ presently streaming Black movies made 1915-1979. The location is researched and written by Cade, who has created a significant useful resource for cinephiles and historians. On this digital dialog, study her inspiration for the achievement and her hopes for the way forward for the useful resource.

Involved Black Picture Makers: Pushing for Motion in Black Impartial Cinema

Sunday, November 14 – 1pm / on the Movie CenterConcerned Black Picture Makers co-founder L’Mushy, Chicago South Aspect Movie pageant founder Michelle Kennedy, and multidisciplinary artist Derrick Woods Morrow focus on the necessity for an sincere and tenacious push in the direction of constructing infrastructure and extra collective motion in aiding Black filmmakers. Free admission, tickets accessible at field workplace. Seating first come, first served.

New Traits and Methods in Filmmaking

Sunday, November 27 – 1pm / on the Movie CenterBlack Harvest marketing consultant Sergio Mims, David Weathersby (IT’S DIFFERENT IN CHICAGO) and Dr. Artel Nice (LOVE WALKS IN) focus on present manufacturing, distribution and exhibition landscapes, and what tendencies filmmakers are seeing as they share their expertise and tales with funders and movie lovers. Extra individuals to be introduced. Free admission, tickets accessible at field workplace. Seating first come, first served.

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