Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess

Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable military genius, ‘Grandy’ Nanny. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and ‘guerilla warfare’ tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that… Learn More

Duane Powell at the Bank

Rebuild Foundation’s resident DJ Duane Powell will be bringing his unique blend of soul, acid jazz, house and more back to the newly remodeled lounge / bar inside the Stony Island Arts Bank. So come enjoy the art, exhibits, light refreshments and the soulful groove

The Great Black Music Ensemble led by Ernest Dawkins

Acclaimed jazz saxophonist and composer Ernest Dawkins and his band presents a special performance in partnership with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, featuring guest jazz guitarist George Freemen. As a premier performing group of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Inc. (AACM), Great Black Music Ensemble features some of Chicago’s… Learn More

Black Orpheus

Winner of the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’ Black Orpheus retells the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to twentieth-century favelas of Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. Renown for its colorful and dynamic cinematography, costuming and soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural hit,… Learn More

Duane Powell at the Bank

Rebuild Foundation’s resident DJ Duane Powell will be bringing his unique blend of soul, acid jazz, house and more back to the newly remodeled lounge / bar inside the Stony Island Arts Bank. So come enjoy the art, exhibits, light refreshments and the soulful groove

Jet Teen Article Club

The Arts Bank presents its first ever teen article club! Middle School and high school aged youth join us for an in-depth discussion and activities surrounding the historic Jet magazine. On August 12, the discussion will be centered on the first Jet magazine, published on Nov. 1, 1951. All articles are accessible on Google Books,… 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 (www.nancymwong.com). 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

Winnie

A documentary that paints a complex portrait of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.The award-winning documentary exposes the extent of the apartheid regime’s plan to neutralize her as a political force: a massive operation by the apartheid government to discredit and isolate Winnie, leaving South Africans… Learn More

George Washington

George Washington is considered one of the distinct works of contemporary American independent cinema. Its story occurs over the course of a hot summer in a decaying, rural town in North Carolina. After an unexpected tragedy, a band of children must confront a tangle of difficult choices. Known for its meditative realism and unique reflection on… Learn More

D-Composed Family Edition

The intimate chamber music experience D-Composed presents the first ever D-Composed Family Edition. At this intimate concert experience, attendees will hear specially hand-picked arrangements suitable for the whole family to enjoy. Each song is bite-sized and lasts no more than 5 minutes. And of course, each work pays homage to black composers. Following the show,… Learn More

Jet Teen Article Club

The Arts Bank presents its first ever teen article club! Middle School and high school aged youth join us for an in-depth discussion and activities surrounding the historic Jet magazine. On August 26, the discussion will be centered on the July 23, 2001 edition. All articles are accessible on Google Books, we encourage attendees to… Learn More

Viva Riva

Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo.  With petrol in short supply in city’s capital, he and his sidekick plot to steal a secret cache – barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Riva is soon entranced by beautiful night club girl named… Learn More