The Gene Siskel Film Center presents programming in the spirit of the Black Harvest Film Festival all year long!


First Chicago run!

Being 17

Quand on a 17 ans

2016, André Téchiné, France, 116 min. With Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila.


  • Fri, Dec 2nd 2:00pm
  • Fri, Dec 2nd 8:15pm
  • Sat, Dec 3rd 4:45pm
  • Sat, Dec 3rd 7:45pm
  • Sun, Dec 4th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Dec 5th 7:45pm
  • Tue, Dec 6th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Dec 7th 7:45pm
  • Thu, Dec 8th 6:00pm

Back by popular demand!

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

2016, Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, USA, 114 min.


  • Fri, Nov 11th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 11th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 12th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 13th 3:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 13th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Nov 14th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 16th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Nov 17th 8:15pm

First Chicago run! Filmmakers in person!

Raising Bertie

2016, Margaret Byrne, USA, 102 min.


  • Fri, Nov 18th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 18th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 19th 8:00pm
  • Sun, Nov 20th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Nov 21st 8:00pm
  • Tue, Nov 22nd 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 23rd 8:00pm

First Chicago run! New restoration!

Daughters of the Dust

1991, Julie Dash, USA/UK, 112 min. With Alva Rogers, Bahni Turpin.


  • Fri, Nov 25th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 25th 4:15pm
  • Sat, Nov 26th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 27th 5:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 28th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 30th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Dec 1st 8:00pm

Activists Jacque Jones and Edna Salter in person!

Agents of Change

2014, Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg, USA, 66 min.


  • Fri, Nov 11th 6:00pm

First Chicago run! Director Craig Atkinson in person!

Do Not Resist

2016, Craig Atkinson, USA, 72 min.


  • Fri, Nov 4th 6:00pm
  • Fri, Nov 4th 8:00pm
  • Sat, Nov 5th 6:45pm
  • Sun, Nov 6th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Nov 7th 8:30pm
  • Tue, Nov 8th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Nov 9th 8:30pm
  • Thu, Nov 10th 8:15pm


  • Fri, Oct 14th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Oct 15th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Oct 16th 5:15pm

Filmmakers in person!

Walk All Night: A Drum Beat Journey

2016, Mallory Sohmer and Kate Benzschawel, USA, 86 min


  • Mon, Oct 17th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 19th 8:15pm

Chicago premiere!

O.J.: Made in America

2016, Ezra Edelman, USA, 468 min.


Chicago premiere!

Mr. Pig

2016, Diego Luna, Mexico, 100 min. With Maya Rudolph, Danny Glover.


  • Fri, Oct 7th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Oct 8th 8:00pm