Rainbow Black: Poet Sarah W. Fabio

In conjunction with the “AfriCOBRA in Chicago: Philosophy” exhibit at the Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago, South Side Projections has been presenting free screenings that provide a wider context to the Black Arts Movement of which AfriCOBRA was a part. These screenings take place at the Logan Center for the… Learn More

Herman’s House

First-time director Angad Singh Bhalla explores the injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art with the story of Herman Wallace, one of more than 80,000 people kept in solitary confinement throughout the American prison system. Sentenced to Louisiana’s “Angola” Penitentiary in 1967 for bank robbery, Herman joined the Black Panther movement while… Learn More

Movies Under the Stars: Shorts in anticipation of Chicago’s Jazz Festival

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


In this revealing African comedy-drama that contrasts the hectic life in Accra, the capital of Ghana, with the relative peace of Kukurantumi, a rural town, a truck driver makes runs between the two locations with few problems until he is forced to replace his truck. In order to raise the money to get a new… Learn More

Soul Boy

14-year-old Abila lives with his parents in Kibera, an area near Nairobi and one of the biggest slums in East Africa. One entirely ordinary morning, the boy finds his father sick and apparently deranged. Huddled in a corner, the father mumbles that his soul has been stolen. Abila, confused and shocked, tries to help him… Learn More