woman dancing in the street
David Weathersby2021
people holding hands in a circle outside
Tarabu Betserai Kirkland2020
two people sitting in car at night
Fredrick Leach2021
man holding bungee cord
Gordon Parks1971
little girl smiling at table
Various directors2020, 2021
boy holding onto floating figure
Various directors2020, 2021
man screaming
Various directors2019, 2021
two people walking on the beach
Dr. Artel Great2021
man holding hands with woman in the street
Spike Lee1991

27th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival

November 5 - December 2, 2021

Black Harvest has always been a party, but when you kick off the Festival’s month-long showcase of Black stories with Dionne Warwick? Well, you’ve got yourself a celebration for the ages. And it is one we all need. After months of not gathering together, and as the fight for racial equality and justice continues to be waged, Black Harvest endeavors to present portraits of joy, power, resilience and resistance, and to discover and spotlight emerging, talented storytellers. We’re excited to share these films with audiences - with over 25 feature narrative and documentaries, six short film programs and tributes to both Gordon Parks and Melvin Van Peebles, the past, present and future of Black cinema is here, now, and spectacular. This year’s Festival is a triumph through and through - let’s celebrate.

Rebecca Fons - Director of Programming, Gene Siskel Film Center 
Sergio Mims - Black Harvest Film Festival Consultant
L’Soft - Black Harvest Film Festival Associate Programmer


We require proof of full vaccination or a negative result on a COVID PCR test for all screenings and events at the Film Center. See our full COVID-19 policy and details below. 

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS