Welcome back to the Black Cinema House blog, a platform for the diasporic cinematic universe. For those who are new to the BCH family let’s get you caught up. We are one part of Rebuild Foundation, a non-profit organization on Chicago’s South Side that produces free arts programming in the underinvested neighborhood we call home. BCH has been in operation for the past 5 years, starting out in the home of Rebuild founder Theaster Gates who wanted to bring together artists, friends and film buffs to enjoy overlooked films spanning the African diaspora. Well, not so long after these informal gatherings sparked, BCH needed a home of its own and here we are, a little over a year later and settled in two locations, 7200 S. Kimbark Ave and 6760 S. Stony Island Ave at the Stony Island Arts Bank, and expanding with Drop-In screenings taking place at BING, Gates’ rare arts bookstore at 307 E. Garfield Blvd. We host screenings and discussions on Fridays and Sundays at Kimbark, and special event screenings on Wednesdays at the Stony Island Arts Bank along with filmmaking workshops led by filmmaker and BCH curatorial associate Marco Ferrari. See schedule here upcoming events. So come on out and be a part of the dialogue on film, culture and cultivating community on the South Side.
Keep up with our blog as we’ll be going into detail on the programs we present, the film community at large and a host of interesting and engaging content for the artist in you.