Here are some interesting concerts going on tonight (with links to past coverage of the musicians by our music writers): Multidisciplinary artist Nikki Lynette’s Get Out Alive blew the doors off the Den Theatre in Wicker Park during its run with Haven this past summer. Through stories, songs, dance, and multimedia, Lynette laid out her […]
Tag: Black Harvest Film Festival
One of a kind
The 28th Black Harvest Film Festival, hosted at the Gene Siskel Film Center, invites Chicago to experience a rich selection of films devoted to amplifying Black storytelling and promoting the careers of young filmmakers.
A fall full of film
From horror movie fests and indie short films to the best in queer and international cinema, you’re guaranteed to find something new to watch this season.
David Weathersby, documentary filmmaker
David Weathersby is a filmmaker and founder of video production company City Vanguard, which focuses on documentaries about underrepresented communities of color. In 2018, he received a Black Excellence Award for The Color of Art from the African American Arts Alliance of Chicago, and in 2019, his documentary Thee Debauchery Ball won the audience award […]
The 27th Black Harvest Film Festival has something for everyone
After last year’s postponed and virtual programming, the 2021 hybrid BHFF brings a wealth of new and underappreciated films.
Black Harvest Film Festival, reggaetón, and roller skating
It’s getting a wee bit chilly around here but here’s some things to do this week that just might warm you up. Fri 11/19 606 Records and Cleve Carney Museum of Art (CCMA) are teaming up to celebrate Ben LaMar Gay’s new album, Open Arms to Open Us (be sure to read Reader contributor Hannah […]
It’s a welcome addition to the biopic genre, buoyed by a career-defining performance from Will Smith.
Now playing: a return to the movies
After several pandemic pivots and herd immunity on the horizon, local movie theaters and film programs are returning to business not-quite-as-usual.
Rebecca Fons leads Gene Siskel Film Center into a new era
The new director of programming prepares for the return to in-theater viewing and beyond.
I think we can all agree the next year has got to be better.
Black Harvest Film Festival is still a party
In its 26th year, the festival stretches itself in celebration—and in service.
Sociologist and filmmaker David Schalliol explains how he came to make his first documentary, The Area
“I want to meet people, understand a place, make connections, and produce work that has meaning and effect.”
Nikka Costa at City Winery and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week
Black Harvest Film Festival and more goings on 8/6-8/9
Black Harvest Film Festival fights to redefine Chicago’s south and west sides
Three locally shot documentaries showcase resolute, civic-minded personalities in Englewood and East Garfield Park.
Former political power couple Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson are divorcing, and other Chicago news
Also, a City Council committee is recommending paying $3 million to the family of an unarmed teen shot dead by police in 2013.