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Roberta Jones screens ‘Animator’ at BHFF: ‘I came into this field at an age when some people think about retiring’

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).

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Women filmmakers a highlight at Siskel Center’s Black Harvest Film Festival

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.

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Nilja Mu‘min talks directing first feature film ‘Jinn’

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).

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Siskel Center readies for 24th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival

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.

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Argentinian director Lucrecia Martel’s films showcased at Siskel Center

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).

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‘The Judge’ director Erika Cohn documents first female judge in Palestinian court

Erika Cohn’s new documentary, The Judge, is about the first female judge of a Palestinian Shari’a court in the West Bank.

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