02/08-10 | In Syria (Insyriated)


“A devastatingly direct and intimate study of the effects of war on ordinary people” —Sight and Sound “[The film] brings the everyday horror home with the kind of realism associated with the most gripping war films” —Hollywood Reporter Trapped inside her own home as the city around her is reduced to rubble, mother of three…

The 14th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival | 06/10-16


This outstanding event will feature a selection of Black Independent Films from around the world, showcasing U.S. and Chicago premieres. The African Diaspora Film Festival is an eclectic mix of foreign, independent, classic and urban films representing the global Black experience through an extraordinary range of subjects and artistic approaches. The Facets Cinémathèque 1517 W….

08/27 | Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango at The Facets Cinémathèque


“Passionate, polemical… commentary by Argentinians today explaining the significance of the tango is where the doc really catches at your heartstrings”—Film Journal International Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social…