Beautiful People, Beautiful Movies: Block Party Film Festival

 Jul 21, 2018, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 Harper Theater

5238 S Harper Ave, Chicago

Beautiful People, Beautiful Movies: 

A 1-day festival of FREE films glowing with our beauty, style, and fierceness, presented by Cinema 53 as part of the Silver Room Sound System Block Party.

Bask in the gorgeousness of screen idols Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte in Carmen Jones, and their superfly successors Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams in Mahogany. See the lush, Beyoncé -inspiring cinematography of Djibril Diop Mambety’s Senegalese classic Touki Bouki and Julie Dash’s dazzling Daughters of the Dust. And don’t miss the Chicago premiere of Rock Rubber 45S, a star-studded portrait of the life and free-lance virtuoso of dj , author and hip-hop culture orchestrator Bobbito Garcia, who will be in attendance.

12:00 Carmen Jones (Otto Preminger, 1954)
2:00 Mahogany (Berry Gordy, 1975)
4:00 Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
6:00 Rock Rubber 45s (Bobbito Garcia, 2018) with director Bobbito Garcia and Cinema 53 curator Jacqueline Stewart
8:00 Touki Bouki (Djibril Diop Mambéty, 1973)

++ Spend some time with the beautiful people of our neighborhoods in South Side Home Movie Project’s Video Lounge in the Harper Theater lobby.++

Presented by Cinema 53, with support from the Gray Center for Arts + Inquiry, Harper Theater and The Silver Room.