Black Cinema House presents short films about life on the South Side from UC alumni and current students, as part of Artscape to Washington Park, a morning of programs and tours along the E. Garfield Boulevard corridor.
9am-12pm. Free and open to the public.
The three short films will be shown on rotation:
Gordon Quinn (AB’65, co-founder and artistic director of Kartemquin Films):
63 Boycott, a project in development that highlights the stories of participants in the 1963 Chicago Public School Boycott, one of the largest Civil Rights’ demonstrations in the northern United States. (20 min)
Jacqueline Stewart (AM '93, PhD'99, founder of South Side Home Movie Project):
Selected clips from the South Side Home Movie Project's archive of local historical amateur films, showing everyday life on the South Side. (20 min)
Brooke Marine (MAPH'16), Dan Ackerman (AB'16), Yi Luo (MAPSS'16) and Yujue Rachel Wang (AB'16):
A short meditation on what it means to work with the dead for a living, A Family Undertaking explores the work and lives of two funeral directors at AA Rayner & Sons, an historic Chicago funeral home located on the South Side. (16 min)