We know that this is late in the year to finally post about this, but if not now then when? This past summer the Chicago Film Archives curated the screening of a series of silent movie outdoor films, which took place in the backyards of several of the Dorchester spaces. There was expressed interest by neighbors of Dorchester and the larger Chicago community to have more opportunities to engage film on the south side. This lends itself to providing training and employment in the arts for residents on the block and in the neighborhood. Also present in the screenings were film producers, programmers, and organizations that have an interest in partnering with new communities to share their tremendous wealth of film knowledge. We will incorporate many of the lessons learned from the Chicago Film Archives’ residence into our strategic planning of what happens at the Black Cinema House. Much more on this soon!
Thanks to everyone that came out and shared these special summer nights with us.
*photos by James Toftness