The New Black

Producer Yvonne Welbon in person! Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture at the University of Chicago (CSRPC). The New Black is an award-winning documentary directed by Yoruba Richen that captures the complex intersection between faith, racial justice and LGBT rights. With a focus on the campaigns for and against… Learn More

Summer Outfoor Screening with CFA: ALberta Hunter Blues at the Cookery

This summer Black Cinema House is pleased to continue the tradition of collaborating with Chicago Film Archives for an outdoor film series in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. On Friday June 12th, Friday July 10th, and Friday August 14th we will be presenting outdoor film programs on the corner of S. Kimbark and E. 72nd… Learn More

Chronicles of the Summer

Chronicles of the Summer (2015 work in progress, 30 mins, DVD) is an observational documentary that follows three girls during the course of the summer, as they learn lessons that may shape them forever. Although the girls are in elementary school, the effects of the summer can be life long. The first installment of Childhood… Learn More

Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film (Part 2)

In partnership with the Chicago Cultural Center, Black Cinema House is proud to present “Archibald Motley and the Matter of Film,” a three-part film series curated by Dr. Romi Crawford (Black Cinema House advisory committee member) that complements the Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center and explores how the formal… Learn More