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Novice filmmaker Roberta Jones has a new feature film, Animator, a cross between live-action and animation that tells the story of a man who can draw the future – deciding the fate of others and his own. Animator is part of the 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center and will screen on August 21 (producer/writer Roberta Jones and director Logan Hall are scheduled to appear).
The Gene Siskel Film Center is hosting their 24th annual Black Harvest Film Festival (BHFF) which runs from August 4 through August 30. This festival shows shorts, features and documentaries from indie filmmakers about people of African descent, both nationally and internationally.
Along with her mother, a teenage girl converts to Islam and is faced with many twists and turns about her self discovery. Mu’min talked to FF2 Media about how the film came about, the decision behind the title and advice to aspiring female filmmakers of color. The film is showing at the Gene Siskel Film Center during the Black Harvest Film Festival (which runs through August 30).
The Gene Siskel Film Center’s 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival will begin Saturday August 4 and run through Thursday August 30 in Chicago.
Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center showcased the work of Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel from April 20 to May 1, screening her first three features in a film series, “The Salta Trilogy” (a nod to her Salta origins, a hilly northern province of Argentina).
Erika Cohn’s new documentary, The Judge, is about the first female judge of a Palestinian Shari’a court in the West Bank.