Floyd Webb is the curator of the Black Actors in Foreign Cinema screening series, co-presented by nonprofit media arts organization Chicago Filmmakers and his company, the Blacknuss Network.
It’s a sci-fi, Afrofuturistic story that is also a musical that takes place in the past, present, and future, while also spanning the wide depths of identity and innovation.
When Anthony Holmes goes to the doctor today, he’s asked: How many heart attacks have you had? That’s because, Holmes says, the torture he faced in 1973 at the hands […]
“I think the Chicago gangland history is something [that] falls like the snow in Chicago.”
When artist Adeshola Makinde thinks about the work in his current exhibition, it’s a giant, larger-than-life canvas image of the legendary Louis Armstrong—Makinde’s largest-scale piece he’s done to date—that rises […]
This year’s Black Creativity is a testament to the artists and program leaders who didn’t give up on shining a spotlight on Black art.
Chicago police killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, and some media responded by questioning Toledo’s character. Black and Brown kids deserve better.
1 hour 58 min
Outdoor theaters like Lakeshore let us scream together at a safe distance.
With knockout performances comes an examination of the need for revolutionaries when pushing for real change.
The leaders of the city’s cultural institutions remain encouraged after facing the most recent round of closings in November.
The film adaptation of the August Wilson play shows how Black folks navigate the power struggles that white structures create.
1 hour 44 min
The documentary takes audiences to the front lines with millennial women leading the city’s Movement for Black Lives.
In its 26th year, the festival stretches itself in celebration—and in service.