Special Events

A list of upcoming Special Events.

Shorts: Love African American Style

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Friday, August 18: Directors Mary Moutry and Karim Moutry of CA$HOUT; (tentatively) director Tarik Jackson and producer Jacquin Deleon of BUSHBABY; and director Bryce Ray, cinematographer Mamadou Bah, and actors Chris Taylor and Corinn Clay of FEELINGS are scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by radio personality Matt McGill (formerly of WVON 1690AM's The Matt McGill Show).

Saturday, August 19: Directors Mary Moutry and Karim Moutry of CA$HOUT; (tentatively) director Tarik Jackson and producer Jacquin Deleon of BUSHBABY; actors Chris Taylor and Corinn Clay of FEELINGS; and filmmaker Nathan Hale Williams of 90 DAYS are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Best Thing!

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Friday, August 18 & Tuesday, August 22: Director Kyle T. Miller and selected members of the cast and crew are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

90 Minutes of the Fever

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Saturday, August 19: Director Michael Sean Hall and actor Glenn Plummer are scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Special thanks to Brown Sugar Bakery for their special treat for Glenn Plummer's birthday.

Sunday, August 20: Director Michael Sean Hall and actor Glenn Plummer are scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Post-screening reception with director Michael Sean Hall and actor Glenn Plummer, who is celebrating his birthday! Cuisine provided by BJ's Market & Bakery. Reception included in ticket price.

Fast Break: The Legendary John McClendon

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Sunday, August 20: Associate producer Milton Katz of FAST BREAK is scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by ABC 7 Chicago's Jim Rose.

Shorts: Black History — Lost and Found

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Monday, August 21: Director Jessica Beshir (tentatively) of HE WHO DANCES ON WOOD; director Reggie Henderson (tentatively) of THE GOVERNMENT GANG; director Matthew Gentile of LAWMAN; and director Terrence Jones of BLACK MAJICK are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Rhythm In Blue

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Wednesday, August 23 & Thursday, August 24: Director Toni Parker is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

Bronx Gothic

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Wednesday, August 23: International vocalist Ugochi performs before the film.

Diva Diaries

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Friday, August 25 & Saturday, August 26: Director/actress Tangi Miller is scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings. Art "Chat Daddy" Sims from WVON 1690AM is scheduled to moderate the discussion on Saturday.

On The Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Friday, August 25 at 8:30 PM: Director Michael Rubenstone is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. PLUS: Post-screening dance party with DJ I.N.C. (included in ticket price). DJ I.N.C is one of the most respected and sought after Disc Jockeys in Chicago. His talents and understanding of music and sound have helped produce over six solo CDs. These soulful and mesmerizing beats and vocals has been labeled "Soulful Cool." And his latest release, Tha Afterset: Jazzy Soulful Intelligent Movement, is just as coooool.

Saturday, August 26 at 6 PM: Director Michael Rubenstone is scheduled to appear for audience discussion moderated by radio legend Richard Steele.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Saturday, August 26: Film subject Floyd Norman and co-director Michael Fiore are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Shorts: Made in Chicago II

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Sunday, August 27 & Tuesday, August 29: Director Ben J. Moore III (tentatively) and producer Samuel Wofford (tentatively) of THE AUDITION; director N. LaQuis Harkins of KAYLA'S LIGHT; director Joshua Jackson, subject/executive producer Najjar Abdul Musawwir, and cast and crew members of FROM STATE PRISONER TO STATE PROFESSOR; co-directors Lonnie Edwards and Layne Marie Williams of AN ATRAMENTOUS MIND; director David Weathersby of GOT THE LOVE; and director Shahari Moore of BROOKS PEOPLE are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

The Chicago Way + Blueprint For Bronzeville

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Monday, August 28 & Wednesday, August 30: Director Donald Washington of THE CHICAGO WAY and co-directors Tristan Hanson and Arlen Parsa and subject Valencia Hardy of BLUEPRINT FOR BRONZEVILLE are scheduled to appear for audience discussion at both screenings.

Shorts: International Visions

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Director Rebecca Ocampo of TYSON! and (tentatively) director Jarryd Coetsee of THE SUIT are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

love jones

Film Series : Black Harvest Film Festival 2017

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Writer-director Theodore Witcher is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

Following the show, ticket-holders are invited to a reception sponsored by tesori trattoria & grill, MillerCoors, and Love Cork Screw. Music will be provided by DJ I.N.C. DJ I.N.C is one of the most respected and sought after Disc Jockeys in Chicago. His talents and understanding of music and sound have helped produce over six solo CDs. These soulful and mesmerizing beats and vocals has been labeled "Soulful Cool." And his latest release, Tha Afterset: Jazzy Soulful Intelligent Movement, is just as coooool.

The Good Dinosaur

Film Series : Making 'Em Move: A History of Animation

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Tuesday, September 4: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

When Knighthood Was In Flower

Film Series : Recently Restored 2017

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Sunday, September 3: Silent film with live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

Pinocchio

Film Series : Making 'Em Move: A History of Animation

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Tuesday, September 12: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

Superdesign: When Design Wanted To Change The World

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Thursday, September 14: Director Francesca Molteni and original Superstudio members Gianni Pettena and Cristiano Toraldo di Francia are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Film Series : Making 'Em Move: A History of Animation

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Tuesday, September 19: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

Dolores

Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

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Wednesday, September 27: This screening is a Movie Club event (facilitator TBA).

It's Such A Beautiful Day

Film Series : Making 'Em Move: A History of Animation

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Tuesday, September 26: Lecture by film historian Donald Crafton, Professor Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame.

The Dunning Man

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2017

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Friday, September 29: Writer Kevin Fortuna is scheduled to appear for audience discussion. Following the show, the audience is invited to an opening night party at the Emerald Loop Bar and Grill, 216 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago.

Institute Benjamenta

Film Series : Making 'Em Move: A History of Animation

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Tuesday, October 3: Lecture by Eric Patrick, award-winning animator and Associate Professor at Northwestern University.

Emerald City

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2017

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Saturday, September 30: Director/writer Colin Broderick, actor John Duddy, and selected members of cast and crew are scheduled to appear for audience discussion.

The Young Offenders

Film Series : Irish American Movie Hooley 2017

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Sunday, October 1: Producer Julie Ryan is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.