“All Night Long” Screening in Honor of Floyd Webb

Join us in a celebration of Floyd Webb’s 60 years on earth and 30 years as a programmer and producer of essential black cinema. Webb started the pioneering Blacklight Film Festival in 1982 and began working with independent filmmakers from around the world, including St. Clair Bourne, Julie Dash, Melenik Shabazz, and Djibril Diop Mambety…. Learn More

Experimental Sound Series: “Body and Soul” with live accompaniment

Experimental Sound Studio (ESS) was founded in 1986 as a networking organization and production facility for and by artists and composers interested in exploratory approaches to sound. Every film needs a soundtrack of some sort, we are partnering with ESS to present a series featuring lives scores of rarely seen silent films. Various musicians curated… Learn More

Movies Under the Stars: Spencer Williams’ Juke Joint

Movies Under the Stars: Chicago Film Archives and Black Cinema House join forces to bring outdoor film screenings to Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. Join us on select Fridays this summer for extraordinary and rarely seen films. Our Performance Series includes Duke Ellington’s 1964 tour of Japan, gospel and folktales from the Delta, and the 1976… Learn More

Somewhere to Haunt: Patrick Keiller’s British Psychogeographic Cinema

British filmmaker Patrick Keiller, who writes, directs and shoots all of his films, uses the technique of subjective camera and voiceover, to create a reflective narrative, driven by narration of the exploits of an unseen character, Robinson, by his companion. Layering moving and static images, music, and quotation, Keiller’s films describe his character’s search for… Learn More

Welcome to Pine Hill

WELCOME TO PINE HILL (2012, 81 min., Blu-Ray projection) is an extension of director Keith Miller’s earlier short film PRINCE/WILLIAM about an unexpected encounter surrounding a lost dog. Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, PINE HILL follows that short’s protagonist Shannon, a reformed drug dealer who is now an insurance claims adjuster, in the… Learn More