Thursday, August 21, 2014

Don't miss the 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival

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The Gene Siskel Film Centers 20th Annual Black Harvest Film Festival (through August 28) is the Midwests largest festival of the Black experience featuring movies from the African diaspora, celebrating a milestone of 20 years.
This weeks selections are the following: filled with flashbacks and mishaps, romantic comedy Grand Gesture finds Craig camped out for the day in a Harlem diner awaiting a reunion with an ex-girlfriend who may or may not show up; Hogtown, the newest feature by Daniel Nearing (Chicago Heights) creates a multilayered tapestry of Chicago over a century, beginning in 1919 when the police are on a manhunt for a missing millionaire; A Rage in Harlem is presented in honor of Bill Duke, the directors first feature, which is based on pulp maestro Chester Himes 1950s-set ghetto tale; Duke will appear for discussion via Skype; and The Forgotten Kingdom finds a tough Johannesburg boy who is charged with escorting his fathers body back to his native village, encountering a journey of myth and witchcraft which awakens the boys heart. Also presented will be the shorts programs Love African American Style in which the course of love runs anything but smooth in a provocative selection of five films, and Black Noir, five films which take a walk on the wild side.
The DuSable Museum is proud to be a supporter of the Black Harvest Film Festival! DuSable Museum Members and friends will receive a discounted ticket price when purchasing tickets in person at the Gene Siskel Film Center box office BEFORE the day of the film. The code is "DUSABLE." To get a schedule of the festival visit
From August 1 through 28, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents the 20th anniversary edition of the Black Harvest Film Festival, celebrating the stories, images, heritage, and history of the black experience in the U.S. and around the world. Its been an incredible twenty years and counting. Many of our early discoveries have gone on to become established career filmmakers, while new, emerging filmmakers are just now making their mark. This anniversary festival is bigger and more diverse than ever, with personal appearances by filmmakers at almost every show.
From Black Harvest Festival:: Our August 28 closing night will be equally memorable when we premiere Norry Nivens FROM ABOVE starring Danny Glover. Check our web site for exciting updates on personal appearances for this evening, and add our closing night party sponsored by Whole Foods Market to your calendar now.


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