Pioneers of African-American Cinema

Black Cinema House presents selected films from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema collection in the Glass Lantern Slides Room. Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called “race films” that flourished in the 1920s-40s. Unlike the “black cast” films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred…

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House in the Afternoon: Films

In conjunction with the Frankie Knuckles Shrine created by Theaster Gates in tribute to the legendary godfather of House, Black Cinema House presents selected excerpts of films and home movies collected by our partners in the Gallery of the Stony Island Arts Bank: Chicago Film Archives • Excerpts from the Don McIlvaine Collection Chicago artist…

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Testify (for The Harlem Six)

Video installation in conjunction with Glenn Ligon’s A Small Band Presented by Black Cinema House at the Stony Island Arts Bank Here we screen works that reflect on the capacity of Black people to speak truth to power, to address systematic abuses to and through their bodies, and the bodies of others.  In 1964, Harlem…

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