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Gene Siskel Film Center Movie Club

Everyone's in the club! Just by attending the monthly Movie Club film and participating in the conversation, you're in!

Join us for the Gene Siskel Film Center Movie Club, which will include a post-screening conversation and a complimentary beverage.


Where is the Friend's House?

Khaneh-ye dust kojast?

1987, Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 84 min.
With Babak Ahmadpour, Ahmad Ahmadpour

Film series: Abbas Kiarostami


  • Sat, Sep 7th 3:15pm
  • Thu, Sep 12th 6:00pm

The Thursday, Sept. 12, screening is a Movie Club event, featuring a discussion facilitated by Jonathan Rosenbaum and Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa, co-authors of the definitive monograph Abbas Kiarostami.

Special guests in person!

Bessie Coleman, First Black Aviatrix

2018, Olivier Sarrazin, France, 53 min.


  • Sat, Aug 24th 5:15pm
  • Tue, Aug 27th 6:00pm

The following guests are scheduled to appear for audience discussion:
Gigi Coleman Brooms, great-niece of Bessie Coleman and CEO/President of Bessie Coleman Aviation All-Stars;
Dr. Christopher Reed, Professor Emeritus of History at Roosevelt University and Resident Historian at the DuSable Museum;
Myiti Sengstacke-Rice, CEO/President of Chicago Defender Charities and great-grand-niece of Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founder of the Chicago Defender;
Jean-Marc Giboux, director of photography for BESSIE COLEMAN, FIRST BLACK AVIATRIX (Saturday only);
Tammera Holmes, President/CEO of the AeroStar Consulting Corporation and winner of the Bessie Coleman Aviation Award (Saturday only).
VeeLa Gonzales, Archivist/Curator for the Robert Sengstacke Abbott Foundation (Tuesday only).

The Tuesday screening is a Movie Club event.