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ALBERTA HUNTER: Blues at the Cookery

Friday, June 12, 2015 ,  9PM

Black Cinema House
outdoors at the corner of S. KImbark & E. 72nd Place

Admissions: Free

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Alberta Hunter: Blues at the Cookery (1982)

DUE TO RAINY WEATHER, WE WILL BE MOVING TONIGHT’S SCREENING INDOORS…JUST DOWN THE STREET AT 7200 S. KIMBARK. THE SCREENING WILL BEGIN AT 9PM.

Chicago Film Archives and the Black Cinema House join forces again to bring family friendly outdoor film screenings to Chicago’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. Join us on the second Friday of every summer month for extraordinary and rarely seen films from CFA’s vault. Each of these outdoor film programs will take place on the corner of S. Kimbark and E. 72nd Place, and will showcase a documentary film preceded by two children’s short films based in African folktales.

Alberta Hunter: Blues at the Cookery (1982, 42 min, digital video)
At 87, Alberta Hunter still performs regularly at the New York’s The Cookery. In between numbers, she reminisces about a life that included stints with Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Sidney Bechet and more recently, a 20-year stint as a hospital nurse before returning to her singing career at 82.

Proceeded by:

Anansi the Spider (1974, 7 min, digital video)
A West African folktale about a spider who is presented with a dilemma when each of his six sons saves his life and he must determine which one he should reward.

Children of Wax: A Folktale from Zimbabwe (1988, 6 min, digital video)
Five children made of wax can only go outside in the cool of darkness, but one child is determined to see the world by day.

Seating is limited, so we ask that attendees RSVP in advance. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats for attendees who do not RSVP. If weather is unfavorable, we will show the films just down the street at 7200 S. Kimbark

Location:
Black Cinema House
outdoors at the corner of S. KImbark & E. 72nd Place
Hours:9PM
Admissions:Free