Black Cinema House: A Year in Review

Avery LaFlamme, BCH Program Assistant — As the year comes to a close, I hope everyone can look back and remember some of the best moments of the past months and get ready to take on a new year of new uncertainties, and new opportunities. Black Cinema House was blessed this year to get to… Learn More

Moonlight, Honeytrap and Intimacy

Avery LaFlamme, BCH Program Assistant — ** SPOILER ALERT: This post will discuss narrative details of the film Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins and the film Honeytrap directed by Rebecca Johnson. Both films are fantastic and worth seeing, so don’t let this post ruin a chance to discover these films on your own** After our… Learn More

Artist Statement: Ifeoma Nkemdi

Black Narcise: Love and Failing is a reflection of moments encountered. Taking bits and pieces, deconstructing and constructing… Playing with my memory. How do these moments participate with the image I have of myself? How does what others do and say affect my own sense of self and otherness.   It also is a quest… Learn More

Black Cinema House at the Bank

To close the year out strong, and to get ready for another exciting year for BCH, we have been invited to join the other fantastic programming happening at Stony Island Arts Bank. For the foreseeable future, Black Cinema House will be headquartered at Stony Island and 68th Street. As a library and a gallery, the… Learn More

BCH Summer Intern: Chelsea Williams

Hey, name is Chelsea and I’m the Black Cinema House (BCH) intern this summer for the Rebuild Foundation. Before my time at Rebuild, though I had been by the Bank and was familiar with the organization, I, like other people, wasn’t fully acclimated with the Rebuild model yet. But in the first couple weeks of… Learn More

Filmmaking at BCH

We are in the midst of the spring session of the Self + Otherness Filmmaking Workshop, a free course that focuses on the production and theory of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in film and video. These are introductory/intermediate level classes… Learn More

BCH Blog…And, We’re Back

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…. Learn More