Mikel Patrick Avery: PARADE

Interdisciplinary musician and Rebuild artist-in-resident Mikel Patrick Avery presents PARADE, a short film documenting “this crazy parade” he led at the 2015 Hyde Park Jazz Festival. Based on a new composition written in response to stories from the neighborhood around the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative on Chicago’s south side, Avery created a piece that… Learn More

Class: Cinema Scene Study

Cinema Scene Study, a free weekly course offered by Black Cinema House this winter, places an emphasis on the collaboration process within a studio style video production model. Introducing the functions of key department heads that shape directorial visions, each student will inhabit these roles as they collaborate on their peers’ projects. Each participant will… Learn More

Flower Girl with Mary Adekoya

The top-grossing Nollywood film of 2013, Flower Girl is director Michelle Bello’s “love letter to Lagos,” presenting sites from the city never before captured on film. Following a long line of Nigerian “makeover films,”  Flower Girl tells the story of frumpy florist Kemi, whose wedding day dreams eventually lead her to question her quest for… Learn More

Class: Cinema Scene Study

Cinema Scene Study, a free weekly course offered by Black Cinema House this winter, places an emphasis on the collaboration process within a studio style video production model. Introducing the functions of key department heads that shape directorial visions, each student will inhabit these roles as they collaborate on their peers’ projects. Each participant will… Learn More

Looking for Langston: Poetry + Film

As part of the Harlem Renaissance Celebration in Hyde Park, Black Cinema House presents Looking for Langston, a lyrical reimagining of the cultural legacy of revered African American poet Langston Hughes, hosted by Emily Lansana (UChicago associate director of Community Arts Engagement) and Jacqueline Stewart (Black Cinema House curator/UChicago professor of Cinema + Media Studies)…. Learn More

Class: Cinema Scene Study

Cinema Scene Study, a free weekly course offered by Black Cinema House this winter, places an emphasis on the collaboration process within a studio style video production model. Introducing the functions of key department heads that shape directorial visions, each student will inhabit these roles as they collaborate on their peers’ projects. Each participant will… Learn More