Opening Night Celebration:
A Black Harvest Feast
2014-15, Various directors, USA, 71 min.
- Sat, Aug 8th 7:00pm
Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2015 “harvest” through five short films and 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 Jackie Taylor, founder and executive director of Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater. Immediately following the show, the audience is invited to join our celebrity guests for a reception at Joffrey Tower (10 East Randolph Street), home of The Joffrey Ballet Chicago.
Opening Night is now SOLD OUT, please be advised that seating for this program will be in both theaters.
AUGUST 8: Co-stars Eamonn Walker and Corey Hendrix and directors Shahari Moore and Christine List of B LOVE, director Mark Howard of MISTER MOM, director Francis Polo of DISCONNECTED, director Stephanie Graham of THE BLACK KID TABLE, and director Derek Dow of BEYOND THE SOLE will be present.
Special admission prices for this program (includes reception):
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.
2015, Shahari Moore and Christine List, 14 min.
A stunning woman attracts the attention of a persistent admirer (voice by Eamonn Walker of “Chicago Fire”) on a Chicago street corner.
Mark Howard, USA, 14 min.
A toddler’s harried dad multi-tasks as the warrior on the home front.
2015, Francis Polo, 10 min.
A phone-addicted philanderer unwisely accepts a challenge from his fed-up wife.
The Black Kid Table
2015, Stephanie Graham, 11 min.
Stephanie Graham’s wincingly accurate film collects true stories about what you hear when you’re the only black person in the room.
Beyond the Sole
2014, Derek Dow, 22 min.
Derek Dow talks about the importance of sneakers in his life.