Filmmaker Billy Woodberry will stop by the Black Cinema House while he’s in town for the amazing “L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema” retrospective. At 7pm on Saturday, head over to the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago for a screening of his unmissable film Bless Their Little Hearts.
But before that, come by the Black Cinema House, where Woodberry will screen and discuss segments of his installation video The Architect, the Ants, and the Bees, which he created as part of a 2004 group exhibition documenting the building of the Walt Disney Concert hall and the transformation of downtown Los Angeles. The piece chronicles the construction of the hall, concentrating on the gender and racial makeup of the workforce that built it.
The screening is co-presented by the William H. Bronson and Grayce Slovet Mitchell Lecture Series at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. It’s the second screening in our monthly Image, Building, Object: Exploring Architecture and Design on Film series.
Selections from The Architect, the Ants, and the Bees
Filmmaker Billy Woodberry in Person
Black Cinema House
6901 S. Dorchester Ave.