Cinema 53

From 2017-2019, Gray Center developed and supported Cinema 53, a screening and discussion series presenting conversation-provoking films by and about women and people of color at the historic Harper Theater in downtown Hyde Park. 

Curated by former Gray Center director Jacqueline Stewart, Cinema 53 brings together scholars, artists, students and audiences from the South Side and beyond to consider how visual cultures reflect, and reflect upon, enduring inequalities and revolutionary futures. Beginning fall 2019, Cinema 53 is a program of UChicago's Arts and Public Life, where Jacqueline Stewart now serves as director. Current Cinema 53 events can be found here, with a complete list of programs here.