10 Years of Chicago Onscreen
Join us on Saturday, September 2 at Douglass Park for a journey back through our first ten years of film programming with 6 short film selections coming back to our screens one more time!
SHAHARI MOORE, CHRISTINE LIST | Directors/Producers
Set on the South Side of Chicago, B Love explores a love triangle between Bernard, played by Eamonn Walker (Chicago Fire), Victoria, played by Brely Evans (The Family Business and Just Wright) and Julius, played by Corey Hendrix (Fargo and The Bear).
B LOVE (dir. Shahari Moore & Christine List)
CHANGE THE NAME (dir. Cai Thomas)
Change the Name
CAI THOMAS | Director
CAI THOMAS, DONALD CONLEY | Producers
An intimate portrayal of Black youth organizing on the west side of Chicago, CHANGE THE NAME follows a group of 5th graders from Village Leadership Academy as they embark on a campaign to rename Stephen A. Douglas Park after freedom fighters Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass. Over the course of the three-year grassroots campaign the students tackle bureaucratic systems, underestimations of their capacity to make real change as well as a pandemic and global uprising.
KENYA'S SYMPHONY (dir. Carlos Douglas, Jr.)
CARLOS DOUGLAS JR. | Director/Producer
In the lush and gorgeously animated Kenya's Symphony, a young five-year-old girl named Kenya is reluctantly dragged to the symphony alongside her mother. Irritated at first, Kenya does her best to distract herself with a little mischief, but as she loses a battle of wills with her patient mother, Kenya settles in to listen to the music. As the orchestra continues, Kenya is carried away by the music, imagining herself as a musician in the orchestra and falling in love with the beautiful power of music.