This then-and-now look at the historic 1963 boycott against the Chicago Public Schools focuses on a massive protest that brought 200,000 students to the streets and ultimately brought down schools superintendent Benjamin Willis for promoting discriminatory practices and de facto segregation in South Side schools. Director Quinn updates the fight for equality in the schools to the present day, with a contrasting look at the same issues in new guises under the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. DCP digital. (BS)
2016, Gordon Quinn, USA, 30 min.
Screens with F*** YOUR HAIR
Friday, 1/25 at 8:15 PM: F*** YOUR HAIR Director Jason Polevoi and '63 BOYCOTT director Gordon Quinn are scheduled to appear for audience discussion, along with F*** YOUR HAIR main subject Mila Ramirez and '63 BOYCOTT subject Jill Willis. The discussion will be moderated by Marilyn Katz, founder and president of MK Communications. All ticket-holders are invited to a pre-screening reception in our Gallery/Cafe featuring delicious and unique beers provided courtesy of 5 Rabbit Cervecería of Bedford Park, IL. For more information on 5 Rabbit, please visit www.5rabbitbrewery.com.
Saturday, 1/26 at 5:00 PM: F*** YOUR HAIR Director/Producer Jason Polevoi and Producer Nick Jenkins, '63 BOYCOTT Producers Tracye Matthews and Rachel Dickson, and UIC Assistant Professor of History at UIC Elizabeth Todd-Breland, are scheduled to be present for an audience discussion moderated by WBEZ reporter Monica Eng.
Wednesday, 1/30 at 6:00 PM:* DUE TO EXTREME WEATHER THIS SCREENING IS NOW RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, 2/2 @ 12pm - Those who have purchased tickets for Wednesday's Show will be honored* Director Gordon Quinn ('63 BOYCOTT) and Jason Polevoi (F*** YOUR HAIR) are scheduled to be present for Q&A moderated by Jean de St. Aubin.
1963, Luchino Visconti, Italy, 185 min.
"Magnificent...a great film of a great book."--Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Visconti’s widescreen masterpiece is one of the cinema’s richest visual experiences. Based on the classic novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, it tells of an aging but still vigorous Sicilian prince (Lancaster, who modeled his performance on the princely Visconti) whose sympathies for Garibaldi’s revolution conflict with the interests of his own declining class. The climactic grand ball is an overwhelming tour de force of densely orchestrated detail. In Italian with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Note: There will be a 15-minute intermission. (MR)