Police Violence in Chicago, featured in Little House's 16mm Film Parade Credit: Courtesy Little House

Little House


Somewhere in Pilsen there’s a private residence with a do-it-yourself approach to film exhibition. As commercial theaters increasingly resemble bars and restaurants, Little House proves that the formula for presenting great movies is still a projector, a screen, and an eager crowd. The programmers favor experimental, classic, and underground films, almost everything projected from celluloid, but the lineup is kept secret until the audience arrives. Sometimes the screenings are heavily curated, sometimes they’re thrown together at the last minute. But there’s always something interesting to see at Little House, and the communal spirit is infectious.