Special Events

A list of upcoming Special Events.

June 7: Support the Film Center at our Annual Gala, featuring Gene Siskel Renaissance Award Honoree Ethan Hawke in a conversation led by actor Vincent D'Onofrio. Click here to learn more.


Personal Statement

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 17 & 19: Director Juliane Dressner is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings with cast members Karoline Jiménez, Christine Rodríguez, and Enoch Jemmott. They will be joined by Dr. Joyce Brown, a nationally recognized school counseling leader based in Chicago.

Shorts: Love African American Style

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 17: Directors Mamadou Sewa Bah, Bobby Huntley (tentative), and Alfonso Johnson (tentative) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

August 18: Directors Mamadou Sewa Bah, Bobby Huntley (tentative), Tony Ducret, and Alfonso Johnson (tentative) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Animator

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 17 & 21: Producer/screenwriter Roberta Jones and director Logan Hall are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

The Color Of Art

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 18: Director David Weathersby, art collector Patric McCoy, artist-curator Joyce Owens, and artist Raymond Thomas are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Betty: They Say I'm Different

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 19: Associate Producer Danielle Maggio is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

August 20: Associate Producer Danielle Maggio is scheduled to appear for audience discussion, moderated by DJ/Music Historian Duane Powell. There will be a post-screening funk dance party featuring DJ I.N.C.

Shorts: Family Matters

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 23: Director Donna Augustin (BODEGA) and director Eboni Adams (tentative; GRACE) are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Area

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 23: Director David Schalliol, subject Deborah Payne, and selected members of the production team are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Detroit 48202: Conversations Along A Postal Route

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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Friday 8/24: Director Pam Sporn is scheduled to appear for audience discussion with Stacey Sutton, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at UIC.

Sunday 8/26: Director Pam Sporn is scheduled to appear for audience discussion with Lisa Y. Lee, Executive Director, National Public Housing Museum.

Pieces of David

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 24 & 28: Director Lawrence Lee Wallace and selected members of the cast and crew are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

One Bedroom

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 26 & 27: Actor-director Darien Sills-Evans is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

Shorts: Women Of Color

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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Tuesday 8/28 & Wednesday 8/29: Director Derek Dow, producer/writer Felecia Hunter of GLADYS BROWN (tentatively), and directors Chad Scarborough and Chris Jones will be present for audience discussion at both screenings.

The Wednesday screening is a Movie Club event.

Fear of A Black Hat

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2018

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August 30: Closing night! Filmmaker Rusty Cundieff is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Immediately following Q&A, all ticket-holders are invited to a reception in Gallery/Café, courtesy of Fête Catering & Events.

Reel Injun

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Minding The Gap

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Director Bing Liu is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Aug. 31, Sept. 1, 2 (all with producer Diane Quon), 5, 8 (with executive producer Steve James), and 9 (with executive producer Gordon Quinn).

Yojimbo

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

High & Outside: A Baseball Noir

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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September 7, 8, 12: Actor Phil Donlon is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at all screenings.

Stan VanDerBeek: Euclidean Illusions

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge Fall 2018

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Thursday 9/13: Johannes VanDerBeek of the VanDerBeek Archive is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

True Stories

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Area

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Director David Schalliol is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Sept. 14 (8 pm only), 15, 16, 21 (8 pm only), 22, and 23.

Camilo Restrepo

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge Fall 2018

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Thursday 9/20: Filmmaker Camilo Restrepo is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Thomasine and Bushrod

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Cortadito Showcase 2018

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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September 22: Ticket-holders are invited to a reception after the screening.

The Sense Of Beauty

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Friday 9/28: Director Valerio Jalongo is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Covadonga

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Friday 9/28: Director/songwriter Sean Hartofilis is scheduled to appear for audience discussion and a short musical performance. Following the show, the audience is invited to an opening night party at the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, 216 N. Wabash Ave.

Daughters of the Dust

Film Series : The Western: How It Was Never One

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Tuesday lecture by Jon Cates, Associate Professor of Film, Video, New Video and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Saraband

Film Series : Bergman 100

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Wednesday 10/3: This screening is a Movie Club event facilitated by Scott Pfeiffer, film critic for Cine-File.

Cardboard Gangsters

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Saturday 9/29: Director Mark O'Connor is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Mother's Day

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2018

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Sunday 9/30: Director Fergus O'Brien is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Steffani Jemison: Sensus Plenior

Film Series : Conversations At The Edge Fall 2018

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Thursday 10/4: Filmmaker Steffani Jemison is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.