Opening night films! Filmmakers in person! Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2016

Opening Night Celebration:

A Black Harvest Feast

2014-16, Various directors, USA/France, 75 min.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 6th 7:30pm

Join Master of Ceremonies LeeAnn Trotter of NBC 5 Chicago for the opening night celebration, a homecoming event honoring Black Harvest filmmakers past and present.

Enjoy a sneak preview of the 2016 “harvest” through six short films: Maxime Gilbert’s DIME, a short lesson on speaking your mind; Jason Honeycutt's moving drama of a fateful encounter on the streets of Chicago, INTERSECTION; Nicholas Pilarski’s poignant coming-of-age animation, I, DESTINI; William Adams’s date-night comedy, A 3RD FIRST; Maïmouna Doucouré's haunting child's-eye view of marital discord, MAMAN(S); and Derek Dow's peppy paean to Hair Pride, THE BIG CHOP. (BS, MR)

Immediately following the show "A Black Harvest Feast," the audience is invited to join our celebrity guests for a reception at Joffrey Tower (10 E. Randolph St.), home of The Joffrey Ballet Chicago.

Filmmakers William Adams, Derek Dow, Nick Pilarski, and Destini Riley and 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.