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

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

2016, John Scheinfeld, USA, 99 min.



  • Fri, Jun 30th 6:00pm
  • Sun, Jul 2nd 7:45pm
  • Mon, Jul 3rd 5:00pm
  • Tue, Jul 4th 3:00pm
  • Thu, Jul 6th 8:00pm


I Am Not Your Negro

2016, Raoul Peck, France/USA, 93 min.


  • Fri, Jun 2nd 8:30pm
  • Sat, Jun 3rd 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 4th 5:30pm
  • Mon, Jun 5th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 7th 8:15pm

Chicago premiere!


2016, Olivier Babinet, France, 84 min.


  • Sun, May 14th 2:30pm
  • Tue, May 16th 6:00pm

I Am Not Your Negro

2016, Raoul Peck, France/USA, 93 min.


  • Fri, Mar 31st 2:00pm
  • Fri, Mar 31st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Apr 1st 1:30pm
  • Sat, Apr 1st 8:00pm
  • Sun, Apr 2nd 3:00pm
  • Mon, Apr 3rd 6:00pm
  • Tue, Apr 4th 8:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 5th 8:00pm
  • Thu, Apr 6th 6:15pm

The Passion of Remembrance

1986, Maureen Blackwood and Isaac Julien, United Kingdom, 80 min


  • Thu, Mar 9th 6:00pm


2016, Jeff Nichols, UK/USA, 123 min. With Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton.


  • Fri, Feb 17th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Feb 17th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Feb 18th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Feb 19th 3:00pm
  • Mon, Feb 20th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Feb 21st 7:45pm
  • Wed, Feb 22nd 6:00pm
  • Thu, Feb 23rd 8:15pm

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

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

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

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