Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Soheila Azadi Installation Opening

Join Rebuild Foundation for the opening of an installation by Sohelia Azadi, an interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago and Iran. Azadi’s work explores human interactions within the social sphere. In this work, titled Knife, Azadi blurs the line between genders and visually critiques the binary social constructs that exist in our society.

Cleveland vs. Wall Street

In January, 2008, lawyers for the City of Cleveland filed a lawsuit against 21 banks, which they held responsible for the wave of foreclosures that left their city in ruins. Since then, the bankers on Wall Street have been fighting with all available means to avoid going to court.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Rebuild Talk: James Hoff

In conjunction with Lampo, an experimental sound program presented by artist James Hoff, Hoff will will discuss the history of artists’ books and Primary Information, the organization he co-founded to publish books and writings by artists.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

South Side Connections

South Side Connections is an afternoon of historical investigation co-presented by four long-standing South Side arts organizations: the Renaissance Society, the Hyde Park Art Center, the South Side Community Art Center, and the Smart Museum.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Architecture and Black Cinema Series: 70 Acres in Chicago

The filmmakers call it “Chicago’s most hotly contested 70 acres of land.” With its prime central location, Cabrini Green was hailed as a public housing triumph and demonized as an urban disaster. Beginning in 1995, it was demolished, bit and bit, then repackaged as a “mixed income” development, where, unsurprisingly, the former, largely black residents have been marginalized or driven away. Ronit Bezalel, who first covered the subject in her celebrated 1999 short Voices of Cabrini, spent 15 years on this eye-opening follow-up, which uses personal stories, expert commentary, and informative history to celebrate the spirit of a unique community and to mourn its betrayal and destruction.”

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.

Community Cataloging at the Arts Bank

During the Chicago Architecture Biennial, catalogers will help to sort and organize the architecture-related holdings of Rebuild Foundation’s 35mm slide collection acquired from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, while discussing best practices for archive preservation, conservation, and activation with Rebuild staff, Arts Bank artists and archivists-in-residence.

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist and filmmaker Marco G. Ferrari, Self & Otherness is a series of free studio based film and video workshops that focuses on the production of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in 16mm film, digital video and photography.

Mikel Patrick Avery: PLAY

Jazz drummer Mikel Patrick Avery is often recognized for his orchestral and melodic style of drumming that involves the use of “non-musical” objects. Avery constructs a stage play complete with props, objects, and dialogue – moving from object to object, instrument to instrument.

House Tea

Please join us at the Stony Island Arts Bank for House Tea, a spin on the traditional tea ceremony. Rebuild’s ceremony includes home-brewed teas accompanied by audio selections inspired by the Frankie Knuckles Collection vinyl catalogue. House Tea is free and open to the public.

Self + Otherness Film Workshop

Led by artist and filmmaker Marco G. Ferrari, Self & Otherness is a series of free studio based film and video workshops that focuses on the production of moving image based work, exploring how time and space are used as materials to create form and inspire content in 16mm film, digital video and photography.

Drop In Film Screening

Ranging from hyper-local documentaries to hypnotic experimental films, from intimate home movies to timeless African films, from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood, the Black Cinema House Film Archive houses exciting media work by and about people from throughout the African diaspora.