Joy to You: Holiday Program at the Greater Grand Crossing Library

Join us for a holiday-themed film program at the Greater Grand Crossing branch of the Chicago Public Library. Our partners at the Chicago Film Archives have put together a fun wintry mix of live action films, animation, and classic television programs. Through rain, sleet, snow, or hail, come to the library for a retelling of… Learn More

The Black Cinema Is… Jacqueline Stewart Introduces “Cry of Jazz”

December’s installment of “The Black Cinema Is…” features Northwestern University professor Jacqueline Stewart’s introduction and discussion of Ed Bland’s groundbreaking 1959 semi-documentary Cry of Jazz. Made in Chicago, the film intercuts documentary scenes of inner-city life, a performance by Sun Ra and his Arkestra, and fictional scenes of an argument at an interracial party in… Learn More

“Chicago: Segregated City” at Greater Grand Crossing Library

The Black Cinema House is pleased to partner with Chicago documentary powerhouse Kartemquin Films to present three of their classic films about segregation in Chicago, along with an exclusive sneak preview of 63 Boycott, their in-progress film about the 1963 boycott of Chicago Public Schools by thousands of African American parents and students. And we’re… Learn More