Lord Thing

DeWitt Beall, 1970, 52 min. Produced at the height of the black power movement in the early ‘70s, this film is an insider history into the genesis and transformation of the Conservative Vice Lords gang. Partially shaped and told by by CVL members who also appear in the film, LORD THING is a unique and… Learn More

An Evening with Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu

An Evening with Experimental Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusuin dialogue with Prof. Terri Francis, Indiana University Akosua Adoma Owusu is an American experimental filmmaker of Ghanaian descent who earned her MFA at California Institute of the Arts. Owusu is listed in HuffPost’s Top 30 Black Contemporary Artists under 40 to Know and her work is held… Learn More


Featuring live sound scores by Joseph Clayton Mills and Marvin Tate. In collaboration with Chicago Film Archives and Experimental Sound Studio, Rebuild Foundation’s Black Cinema House presents KINOSONIK, a pilot project of live music/sound performances with cinema. Two pairs of collaborating sound/music artists, selected by ESS, will each spend 4 to 6 weeks studying and… Learn More