A Black Harvest Feast



Fri, Aug 1st at 6:15pm
Average: 4.4 (9 votes)

Opening night films!

  1. A Black Harvest Feast
  1. 2013-14, Various directors, USA/UK/Martinique, 73 min.

Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2014 “harvest” through six short films. In Delmar Washington’s CHRIS’S BRISS (2013, 12 min.), a recently engaged man discovers that love cuts both ways. Schizophrenia results in a wildly imaginative ride on a London bus in Georgia Oakley’s FRAYED (2013, 9 min.). In Elizabeth Myer’s STRANGE FRUIT (2014, 12 min.). a 1930 Indiana lynching is rousingly repurposed. Two beauties spar over opposing views of love in THE WAY YOU LOVE by Lydia Darly (2014, 10 min.). A schoolboy’s vision of the future gives his teacher a colorful lesson in reality in VIVRE by Maharaki (2013, 13 min.). Derrick Sanders’s PERFECT DAY (2013, 17 min.) takes a charming high school romance to another level. Various formats. (BS, MR)

Directors Delmar Washington (CHRIS’S BRISS), and Derrick Sanders (PERFECT DAY) will be present.

Join Master of Ceremonies LeeAnn Trotter of NBC 5 Chicago for the opening night celebration. The Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership will be presented to Chaz Ebert and (posthumously) Roger Ebert. Immediately following the show, the audience is invited to join our celebrity guests for a reception across the street at Joffrey Tower (10 E. Randolph St.), home of The Joffrey Ballet Chicago, with music by Musicians of the Chicago Sinfonietta. You must have a ticket stub from A Black Harvest Feast to attend the reception.

Special admission prices for this program: General Admission $25; Students $20; Members $15. 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.