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Black Perspectives at the Silver Room Block Party
The Chicago International Film Festival’s Black Perspectives Program was founded in 1997 in collaboration with Spike Lee to highlight the excellence and diversity of African American cinema and films by Africans and the African diaspora from around the world. Featuring a selection of award-winning and audience-favorite short films showcased in previous editions of Black Perspectives, this program is presented in honor of former Black Perspectives Committee Chair Randy Crumpton in recognition of his passion for film and his dedication to Chicago’s African American film community. Hosted by Stephanie Gaines, Black Perspectives Committee Member, with director Terrian Williams (Solo).
Black 14 (Darius Clark Monroe, 15 min, 2018)
Audience Award-winning reflection on power and control in 1960s America using archival footage to tell the story of a football team’s racial protest at the University of Wyoming.
Night Shift (Marshall Tyler, 15 min, 2017)
Award-winning tender romance featuring a bathroom attendant in an LA nightclub attempting to get his life back on track.
I, Destini (Nicholas Pilarski and Destini Riley, 14 min, 2016)
Award-winning animation stunning personal ode to the struggles of living with an incarcerated family member.
Solo (Terrian Williams, 12 min, 2017)
Chicago-made emotional character study that takes place during an encounter between a young man and a police officer.
The Truth (Hill Harper, 15 min, 2011)
A tense drama about a devastating family secret.
Saturday, July 20, 2019
The Harper Theatre
5238 S Harper Ave
Chicago, IL 60615
Free and Open to the Public