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Chicago Home Movie Day 2022

Location:

Location: Chicago History Museum
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Dates:

October 8, 2022

Hours:

11:00am - 3:00pm

Admissions:

FREE (donations welcome!)

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Once again, Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society join forces to present CHICAGO HOME MOVIE DAY at the Chicago History Museum.

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2022 CFA Media Mixer!

Location:

3111 N Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
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Dates:

June 30th, 2022

Hours:

8:30PM (doors at 8PM)

Additional Information:

Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.

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On June 30th, 2022, CFA will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its annual Media Mixer event with the premiere of three new Media Mixer pieces at Constellation.

 

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THE FIRST DEGREE in Cleveland

Dates:

June 4, 2022

Hours:

7pm

Admissions:

$15 General Admission
$12 Member, 25 & Under, CIA, CSU

Additional Information:

All Cinematheque moviegoers are required to show proof of Covid vaccination and a photo ID upon entering CIA. This is in addition to having their temperature taken via a touchless device and wearing a mask for the duration of their visit. Learn more under the "Vaccination Requirement: Visitors to CIA" section at cia.edu/covid.

Lobby card for THE FIRST DEGREE (1923)

 

CFA is excited to bring The First Degree (1923) to the Cinematheque at the Cleveland Institute of Art on June 4 at 7:00 pm! Chicago experimental indie rock band Quasar Wut-Wut will appear in person to perform their original score. Read More »

TCM Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day With the Film Group

Dates:

January 17, 2022

Hours:

7:00 PM CT - 3:00 AM

On January 17 starting at 7PM CT, Turner Classic Movies will broadcast eight films from CFA’s Film Group Collection, including feature films American Revolution 2 (1969) and The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971), to mark the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More »

THE MURDER OF FRED HAMPTON Selected for the National Film Registry

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Chicago Film Archives is proud to announce that the National Film Preservation Board has selected The Murder of Fred Hampton (1971) for the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress. Launched in 1989 to showcase and promote the preservation of America’s film legacies, the National Film Preservation Board selects 25 films from a pool of thousands of titles submitted by the public each year. The chosen films represent works of enduring importance to the American people, and are selected for their cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Read More »

A Look Back: Chicago Film Archives’ Media Mixer

Location:

Twitch
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Dates:

November 27

Hours:

8pm

Admissions:

FREE, $5+ suggested donation

In collaboration with Experimental Sound Studio, CFA is proud to highlight a few of our past Media Mixer pieces as part of their Quarantine Concerts series. Read More »

Gordon Parks Retrospective at the Black Harvest Film Festival

Location:

164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Dates:

November 8 - December 1

Admissions:

$12

Chicago Film Archives is proud to support the Gene Siskel Film Center’s Gordon Parks Retrospective as part of the 27th annual Black Harvest Film Festival. Read More »

“to render the infinite”: Film Screening and Conversation with zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal and Ayana Contrera

Location:

754 S Wabash Ave, 5th Floor
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Dates:

11/6/2021

Hours:

1:30 - 2:30pm

How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal, and composer Ayana Contreras, Chicago Humanities Festival presents a new film meditating on what’s to come for our city. Read More »

The First Degree at UW Cinematheque

Location:

4070 Vilas Hall 821 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706
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Dates:

October 24, 2021

Hours:

2:00 PM

Admissions:

Free

Chicago Home Movie Day 2021

Location:

Chicago History Museum
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Dates:

October 16, 2021

Hours:

11:00-3:00

Admissions:

FREE (donations welcome!)

Once again, Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society join forces to present CHICAGO HOME MOVIE DAY at the Chicago History Museum. Read More »

From the Reels of the Chicago Film Archives @ Nightingale Cinema

Location:

1084 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60642
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Dates:

October 8, 2021

Hours:

7pm

The Nightingale is thrilled to re-open its doors with an exciting screening of reels from the Chicago Film Archives. Each member of the Nightingale Cinema Programming Collective has selected a film from CFA to screen at this event. Both an exciting collaboration with our beloved local film archive, as well as a celebration of our community. Thank you for supporting Chicago Cinema!

Program Details:

Chicago: City to See in ‘63, Margaret Conneely, 1962, 13:33, Selected by Emily Eddy

The Silverfish King Print #1, JP Somersaulter, 1973, 6:34, Selected by Drew Durepos

Joe Cutting Tree, JoAnn Elam, 4:40, Selected by Jory Drew

General Mills Fun Group Incorporated “Craft Master Toy”, General Mills Fun Group, Inc, 1970, 6:57, Selected by Raul Benitez

Harry Mantel’s Vignettes: Irish Faces, Harry Mantel, 1970, 2:27, Selected by Caitlin Ryan

Could You Eat Just A Little Bit of Shit, James Benoit, 1975, 7:38, Selected by Kathleen Sachs

Flesh Colored Crayons, Byron Grush, 1992, 3:17, Selected by Jesse Malmed

Proof of vaccination will be required to attend, and masks will be worn at all times. This event is funded in part by an Activate History grant from Illinois Humanities.

The First Degree at the Gene Siskel Film Center

Location:

164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601
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Dates:

September 29, 2021

Hours:

7:00 PM

Admissions:

General admission: $20
Gene Siskel Film Center Members: $10
SAIC students: $8

Additional Information:

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Chicago Film Archives is delighted to announce the world premiere of our new scan of  the recently rediscovered 1923 silent film The First Degree, on September 29 at 7PM at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Read More »

The World of Gordon Parks: Early Short Films

Location:

https://vimeo.com/showcase/gordonparks
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Dates:

July 7 – July 20, 2021

Admissions:

FREE

CFA partners with Anthology Film Archives and the Gordon Parks Foundation for a free streaming series, July 7-20! Read More »

CFA Receives NFPF Grant to Preserve Three 35mm Films

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CFA is happy to to share that we have been awarded a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to photochemically preserve three 35mm nitrate films from our Charles E. Krosse Collection. Read More »

CFA + The Hideout: CALIGARI’S CURE

Dates:

May 12, 2021

Hours:

8pm-9:15pm

Admissions:

$10

On May 12th, CFA teams up with The Hideout for a virtual screening of Tom Palazzolo’s 1982 film Caligari’s Cure followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.
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