Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

The Movie Competition is Chicago’s annual showcase for movies that remember, discover, and share the Black, African American and African Diaspora expertise. Competition passes and tickets for the complete lineup of function movies, quick movie applications, and particular occasions are actually on sale! This 12 months’s fest is full of thrilling new function movie displays, particular anniversaries and restorations, quick movie applications, particular occasions, filmmaker appearances, and extra! Discover the thrilling movies and occasions coming to display screen this week, November 7 – 13!

 Wednesday, November 9 at 8:15 p.m.

THE FIRST STEP  
2021 / Brandon Kramer / USA, France / 90 minutes / In English / Format: Digital

A part of: Black Harvest Movie Competition 

Administrators Brandon and Lance Kramer, Celia Colón, Chicago-based felony justice reform organizer, composer Joshua Abrams and editor Leslie Simmer scheduled to attend. Obtainable just about November 21-27.

On election night time 2020, progressive activist and political commentator Van Jones spoke boldly concerning Donald Trump’s victory, noting on CNN, “This was a whitelash in opposition to a altering nation…in opposition to a Black president, and that’s the half the place the ache comes.”

Produced in affiliation with Kartemquin Movies, THE FIRST STEP intimately paperwork Jones as he faces a divided America (divided on politics, tradition, and even what they consider Jones) to controversially work throughout get together traces on landmark felony justice reform and a extra humane response to the habit disaster.

Trying to be a bridge builder in a time of maximum polarization takes Van and a coalition of unlikely allies deep into the interior workings of a divisive administration, inside debates inside each events, and the lives of frontline activists preventing for his or her communities. Administrators Brandon and Lance Kramer, Celia Colón, Chicago-based felony justice reform organizer, composer Joshua Abrams and editor Leslie Simmer scheduled to attend.

November 13 at 1 p.m. and November 14 at 6:15 p.m.

SUBJECTS OF DESIRE  
2021 / Jennifer Holness / Canada / 101 minutes / In English | Format: Digital

A part of: Black Harvest Movie Competition | Director Jennifer Holness in-person!

On this thought-provoking and eye-opening documentary, Holness comprehensively and unwaveringly explores the conventions, contradictions and representations of Black feminine magnificence in historical past, tradition and media. Alongside compelling archival footage and private interviews, SUBJECTS OF DESIRE makes use of the fiftieth Anniversary of the Miss Black America Pageant – a pageant that was created as a political protest – as a backdrop to deconstruct what we perceive about race and the ability behind magnificence. Content material consideration: themes of racism, colorism and sexual assault. Director Jennifer Holness scheduled to attend.

Check out the trailer: Topics of Want (2021) Official Trailer.

November 11 & 12!

MARS ONE (MARTE UM)  
2022 / Gabriel Martins / Brazil / 115 minutes / In Portuguese with English subtitles / Format: Digital

A part of: Black Harvest Movie Competition 

On this tender and heat movie the Martins, a lower-middle-class Brazilian household of optimistic dreamers, should rely on each other whereas they handle the person struggles, and the pressures of the world – together with the election of right-wing president Jair Bolsonaro. A standout at this 12 months’s Sundance Movie Competition and Brazil’s submission to the Academy Award for Greatest Worldwide Function Movie consideration, MARS ONE is a quietly highly effective movie in regards to the bonds of household, about what it means to dream and to fall in love, and the way – even in essentially the most difficult of occasions – house is the place the guts beats.

Check out the trailer: Marte Um | Trailer Exclusivo.

The twenty eighth Black Harvest Movie Competition shall be held on the Gene Siskel Movie Heart, 164 N. State St. The Competition curates each quick and have size movies, proudly presenting influential creators and rising expertise of colour aspect by aspect. Programming spans throughout varied genres, offering entertaining content material for film lovers of all ages! It’s an unbelievable alternative to have enjoyable, be enlightened and help the enrichment and success of Black movie.

 

 

 

 

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