Siren of the Tropics (with live musical accompaniment)

Presented with live musical accompaniment by musicians Aymeric Avice (trumpet) & Benjamin Sanz (drums). Available only as a fragment for decades, Siren of the Tropics is Josephine Baker’s feature film debut. Made in 1927, around the time Josephine was making a Paris splash as a Folies Bergère star, Siren establishes the rags to riches, fairy… Learn More

Gordon Parks: Start of Motion

Black Cinema House, Chicago Film Archives, South Side Community Art Center, and The Gordon Parks Foundation present three early films by the legendary African American photographer, Gordon Parks. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, Parks left behind a body of work that documents the highs and lows of American culture from the… Learn More