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Black Harvest Film Festival
  • Presented By: Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Location: Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Address: 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601
  • Phone: (312) 846-2800
  • Dates: August 5, 2017 - August 31, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Price: $6/Film Center members; $7/students; $11/general admission; $30/member festival pass; $55/general admission festival pass
  • 23rd Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (August 5-31) is the Midwest’s largest festival of the Black experience on film showcasing stories from the African diaspora. Featured will be a combined total of over 60 narrative features, documentaries, and shorts, as well as post-screening Q&As with filmmakers present, panel discussions, events, and the first-ever Black Harvest Marketplace. Black Harvest highlights include the presentation of the Deloris Jordan Award for Excellence in Community Leadership to Che "Rhymefest" and Donnie Smith at Opening Night when the shorts program "A Black Harvest Feast" will be presented and all month noted moments in Black history and for Black institutions, film, and entertainment industry figures in "Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities" by Stanley Nelson (director of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution"); Whitney Houston portrait "Whitney: Can I Be Me" by Nick Broomfield (director of "Biggie & Tupac"); "Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992" by John Ridley (screenwriter of "12 Years a Slave"); Sly Stone documentary "On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone;" a portrait of the first-ever Black animator at Disney in "Floyd Norman: An Animated Life" plus a Master Class with Norman; and Chicago-made "love jones" by Theodore Witcher with a reception to follow on Closing Night.

Black Harvest Film Festival
  • Location: Gene Siskel Film Center
  • Address: 164 N. State St.
  • August 5, 2017 - August 31, 2017
  • Gene Siskel Film Center
  • $6/Film Center members; $7/students; $11/general admission; $30/member festival pass; $55/general admission festival pass
  • Recurring daily