Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

Robert Mugge, 1980, 60 min. In honor of the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s birth on May 22, 1914, Black Cinema House presents Robert Mugge’s iconic portrait of Sun Ra and his Arkestra in a brand-new Blu-Ray projection. With Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise, Mugge takes on a key figure in avant-garde jazz during the… Learn More

Purple Rain

Albert Magnoli, 1984, 111 min. Prince stars in this semi-autobiographical film about beating adversity and finding his funky, unique musical voice. Growing up in a dysfunctional Minneapolis home, young Prince must overcome his family struggles and a musical and romantic rival to pursue his two loves: a lovely young singer, and rock and roll. Gorgeously… Learn More

Movies Under the Stars: Textured Lives

Once again, Rebuild Foundation and Chicago Film Archives are partnering to present a series of outdoor screenings this summer in the Archive House’s back garden. Come early for a potluck-style dinner starting at 8:00pm! This first program of our summer film series looks at how the spoken and written word can give definition and power… Learn More