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Black Film in Chicago

Screening Venues

Gene Siskel Film Center
Home of the Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video every August.

Facets Multimedia
Screenings as well as a world-renowned video sales and rental service, specializing in independent, foreign, hard-to-find titles.

Chicago International Film Festival
Includes the “Black Perspectives” series of films and events

Reel Deal Film Series
Friday night screenings at the DuSable Museum of African American History, including outdoor summer screenings. For information call 312-431-8801.

Screeenings and dialogue with filmmakers every third Tuesday at 7PM at HotHouse, The Center for International Performance and Exhibition.

Inner City Entertainment
Chain of first-run three multiplex theaters on Chicago's South and West sides, often featuring Black films (occasionally independent productions).