WHITNEY (2018)

Come to the Stony Island Arts Bank for a Sunday matinee screening of WHITNEY (2018): an in-depth look at the life and career of the greatest voice of all-time, Whitney Houston, hosted by Duane Powell. Our RSVP system for films at the Arts Bank has changed. Please read below. Following the screening, Duane Powell will… Learn More

BPP 10 Point Film Series

#4. We Want Decent Housing, Fit for the Shelter of Human Beings. Arts Bank Cinema is proud to present the BPP Ten Point Program Film Series, hosted the first Sunday of each month in partnership with members of the IL Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Each month’s program will use cinema and dialogue to… Learn More

BPP 10 Point Film Program (4)

#4: We Want Decent Housing Fit For The Shelter Of Human Beings. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP here. Arts Bank Cinema is proud to present the BPP Ten Point Program Film Series, hosted the first Sunday of each month in partnership with members of the IL Chapter of the… Learn More

BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Directed by Peabody- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson, Boss: The Black Experience in Business shines a light on the story of resilience and resistance within the black American experience in the face of racial hostility and violence, economic exclusion, segregation and discrimination. Discover the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity,… Learn More

Live. Work. Pose.

Evolving out of the Harlem ballroom scene of the 1960s, house and vogue culture was founded and created by black and brown queer folks in the 80s and has since grown to become a cultural staple of expression, performance and attitude – not exclusively to the community responsible for it’s creation. Duckwalk to the Stony… Learn More

TONGUES UNTIED (1989)

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the experimental documentary and LGBTQ Pride, Arts Bank Cinema is proud to host a special screening of Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied (1989). This radical documentary gives voice to communities of black gay men, presenting their cultures and perspectives on the world as they confront racism, homophobia, and marginalization…. Learn More

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

As part of Arts Bank Cinema’s new American Pride, American Prejudice summer classic film series, we are excited to screen IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, examining moral authority and white liberalism. This series is curated and hosted by film historian Ashley Cooper, post-screening community discussions follow the films. This screening is free and open… Learn More