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OPENING NIGHT FILMS! FILMMAKERS IN PERSON! Film Series : 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival

A Black Harvest Feast

2019, Various directors, USA, 85 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 3rd 7:00pm

Join Master of Ceremonies LeeAnn Trotter of NBC 5 Chicago for the 25th Anniversary Black Harvest Film Festival opening night celebration. Immediately following the show A Black Harvest Feast, the audience is invited to join our filmmaker guests for a reception sponsored by Chaz Ebert and the Roger & Chaz Ebert Foundation at Joffrey Tower (10 E. Randolph St.), home of the Joffrey Ballet Chicago.

The festival kicks off with a feast of firsts—the world premiere of five provocative new shorts by Midwestern filmmakers commissioned by the Gene Siskel Film Center in honor of the 25th anniversary of Black Harvest, thanks to funding from The Joyce Foundation, the Chicago Community Trust, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency.


love tap
2019, Gian Smith, USA, 14 min.
With Rahim Glaspy, Jasmine B. Johnson

Love and attraction move to the variable rhythms of a jazz drummer’s beat in this impressionistic drama. ProRes digital. (BS)


GROWING PAINS
2019, Derek Dow, USA, 19 min.
With Mesiyah Oduro, Dametra Dayton

A boy steps into early manhood and discovers the hard realities that rule love and friendship on the streets of his Chicago South Side neighborhood. DCP digital. (BS)


PLAY DAY
2019, Daniel Williams, USA, 13 min.
With Adrian Smiley, Trayvon Carter

When kids clash on the playground, a hotheaded dad takes up the gauntlet. DCP digital. (BS)


SEX IS A GOD THING
2019, Zarinah Ali, USA, 22 min.
With Rashida KhanBey Miller, Chanel E. Glover

Temptations of the flesh are at war with a yearning for spiritual peace for two sisters in this drama distinguished by sensual imagery and dance. ProRes digital. (BS)


CHICAGO GUY
2019, Shahari Moore, USA, 23 min.
With Derek Dow

What would you do if you only had 24 hours to live? In this poignant comedy, a Chicago photographer who meets with the unexpected is about to find out. DCP digital. (BS)

All filmmakers are scheduled to be present.

Special admission prices for this program (includes reception): General Admission $50; Students/Members $30. Proceeds from this screening benefit the educational programs of the Gene Siskel Film Center. No free passes, blue tickets, or Black Harvest festival passes will be valid for this screening.

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