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Betye Saar on Film: Life, Art, and Lasting Creativity

The Black Harvest Film Festival runs through November 16th at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. While there, I viewed Betye Saar: Ready to Be a Warrior. Angela Robinson Witherspoon’s candid documentary peels back many layers of the iconic artist, activist, and teacher, Betye Saar. Betye has been in the art industry for over six decades.read more.

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Opening Night of Chicago’s 29th Black Harvest Film Festival

Friday, November 3rd, kicked off Gene Siskel Film Center’s 29th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival. The host for opening night was LeeAnn Trotter from NBC 5. Black Harvest will run through November 16th. The festival includes 10 short film programs and 20 feature-length films. This year’s theme is “Revolutionary Visions.”read more.

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Siskel Film Center Provides New Independent Cinema to Stream at Home

Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center has partnered with film distributors to bring “new and noteworthy independent cinema” into homes during coronavirus quarantine. The organization closed its doors in mid-March as a result of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker’s stay-home order, cutting short its annual Chicago European Union Film Festival programming in order to keep patrons safe from the spread of coronavirus, which has shut down theaters across the U.S.read more.

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Shortened CEUFF Featured Thought-Provoking Films by Women

Sadly, this year’s Chicago European Film Festival at the Gene Siskel Film Center had to close early as a result of the coronavirus. “In suspending our programming we simply did what was necessary to do our part in protecting the public health,” Director of Programming Barbara Scharres told FF2 Media in a follow-up interview.read more.

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European female filmmakers showcased in annual Chicago festival 

The 23rd Chicago European Union Film Festival (CEUFF) will run March 6 – April 2 at the Gene Siskel Film Center. More than 40 films from 28 EU nations will screen over the four-week festival, which remains the largest showcase in North America for EU cinema. Of 47 features, 15 are directed by women – about 32 percent of the lineup.read more.

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Chicago European Union Film Festival to screen 22 films by women directors

The Gene Siskel Film Center will present the 22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival from March 8 through April 4, with 22 films directed by women (more than one-third of the films screened). The festival will present 60 premieres from 28 European Union nations, making it the largest EU cinema showcase in North America.read more.

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