Generation Revolution

“Generation Revolution” is a 2016 British documentary that brings forth the powerful perspectives of a new generation of black and brown activists, committed to changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. Directed by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis, this film follows an exciting new breed of organizations, as well as the young Londoners that… Learn More

Open Television Premieres: New Black TV

OTV | Open Television is a platform for intersectional pilots and series, supporting Chicago artists in producing and exhibiting independent work! OTV centers “artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and… Learn More

The Jiā 家 Project: South Side :: Family Portraits by Nancy Wong

Come have a FREE family portrait taken by Chicago photographer Nancy Wong ( This photo project is in collaboration with Gorman House Publishing and the Rebuild Foundation. The Jiā Project celebrates families on the south side by visually documenting their beauty, diversity, and emotional strength. “Jiā” means “family” in Mandarin Chinese. To schedule a photo session, please email us… Learn More

Jewel’s Catch One

Acquired by filmmaker Ava DuVernay for ARRAY, JEWEL’S CATCH ONE explores the legacy of America’s oldest Black-owned disco club, as well as the life of businesswoman and activist, Jewel Thais-Williams. Jewel provided safe spaces for LGBTQ, Black and AIDS impacted communities in Los Angeles for four decades. Narrated by CCH Pounder, C. Fitz’s debut documentary… Learn More

The Artisan Entrepreneur

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 3 at 6PM. How does an artist build a profitable practice while maintaining creative capacity? The Artisan Entrepreneur is a free ten-week workshop for Chicago South Side and surrounding area entrepreneurs working in the in the arts, crafts, and creative fields. In collaboration with the Urban Business School and JPMorgan Chase… Learn More

BCH Mixtape: Vol. 4

BCH Mixtape: Vol. 4 is the next installment of the ongoing series, which showcases independent short films. It comprises a variety of moving image-makers, continuing Black Cinema House’ mission to uplift Black cinema. The BCH Mixtape series aims to particularly champion an array of works by independent creatives, reflecting the breadth of Black perspective and… Learn More

Saturday Soul at CEx

Spinning cuts from his origins—spanning the 1970s soul music scene, 80s house, 90s acid jazz era, and the neo-soul and electrosoul movements of recent years—Chicago based DJ, blogger, promoter and tastemaker Duane Powell kicks off his Saturday DJ series at the Currency Exchange Cafe located at 305 E. Garfield Blvd.

A Johnson Publishing Story: Opening

Founded in 1942 by publisher and art collector John H. Johnson, the Johnson Publishing Company (JPC) rose to prominence due to the widespread popularity of its magazines, including Ebony and Jet. Through books, periodicals, ephemera, paintings, sculptures, and custom-designed office furnishings from the JPC archives and collections held by the Rebuild Foundation, this exhibition explores the enduring role… Learn More

The Fits

“The Fits” is an indie mystery that tells the story of Toni, played by first – time actress Royalty Hightower, as an 11-year-old tomboy. While training at the gym, she becomes entranced with a dance troupe. As she struggles to assimilate into the tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End, she finds herself caught up… Learn More