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Community Cinema

We are delighted to partner with the Chicago Park District to present this exciting selection of films in neighborhoods across the city. These movies represent different genres and styles, and are paired with post-screening discussions with filmmakers and other special guests.


Adventures/Aventuras: Family Friendly Animated Shorts

Various  |   Germany, Mexico, Portugal, United States
Animation, Coming of Age

Audiences of all ages can enjoy these three stories of adventure, all highlights from our Family Friendly Animation program, presented at the Harrison Park Field House in Pilsen.

Two black cyclists, in full kits, ride past camera on a flat road.

Bike Vessel

Eric D. Seals  |   United States
Documentary, Social Commentary, Sports

A father and son embark on an epic bike ride from St. Louis to Chicago in this stirring documentary that takes a hard look at health disparities in the Black community.

A girl in a warm hooded coat leads a horse by the bridle.

The Echo El Eco

Tatiana Huezo  |   Mexico, Germany
Coming of Age, Documentary, Women Centered

From the acclaimed director of Prayers for the Stolen comes an exquisitely textured coming-of-age story about an adolescent girl in rural Mexico.


Generations: Black Perspectives Shorts

Various  |   United States
Comedy, Drama, Sports

Discover stories that resonate, inspire, and spark meaningful conversations in this year’s Community Cinema Shorts Program.

In Partnership With

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With Support From

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