Films & Discussion with Portuguese Artist Carlos Bunga

As part of his month-long residency at the Stony Island Arts Bank in conjunction with the Chicago Architectural Biennial, painter and installation artist Carlos Bunga will screen and discuss a selection of films that have informed and inspired his work. Bunga is well known for his large-scale installations made of common, unassuming materials, built with… Learn More

Chicago Film Archives Summer Screenings

Chicago Film Archives and the Black Cinema House join forces again to bring family friendly film screenings to Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. The final night of the series will focus on the oral tradition of “spinning the yarn” – the passing on of life stories from one person to the next. Our evening will be… Learn More

Carlos Bunga: Methods & Materials Workshop

Black Cinema House Film Workshops are led by video artist Marco G. Ferrari. In this iteration he connects with Carlos Bunga just before he begins his installation project at the Stony Island Arts Bank, to explore how Bunga’s interdisciplinary practice, which sits at the intersection of architecture and sculpture, can connect to the filmmaking process… Learn More

Hauntologies: Present/Past Continuum: A Screening of Short Films

Join us for a screening and discussion featuring some of the most dynamic and accomplished experimental filmmakers working today. Inspired by John Akomfrah’s idea of Hauntologies, “the way in which the past haunts the present,” this program features short films that explore the overlapping temporalities of Black life, a “spectrality” of memory and speculation that… Learn More

Rebuild Monthly Public Tour

Rebuild Foundation’s spaces, including the Listening House, Black Cinema House, and Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative, are freely open to the public during our screenings and events, as well as by appointment. In addition, Rebuild currently hosts public tours on the last Saturday of every month. Tour space is limited and subject to change based… Learn More

Kinosonik #3 Industry, Design & Experimentation

Back for a second year, KINOSONIK is a collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio, The Nightingale, and Chicago Film Archives. This year, in mini-residencies at ESS, three pairings of musicians collaborate to compose live scores for anthologies of film curated and sequenced by CFA from their extensive vaults. The artist pairings will perform their work at… Learn More