'Englewood: (Growing Pains in Chicago)' Film Screening: Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival
Date: Sat. July 27, 2013
Time: 1:30 pm
9525 S. Halsted Street
About this event:
In partnership with the Chicago Public Library and the Chicago Tribune Foundation, the Gene Siskel Film Center presents selections from the Best of the Black Harvest Film Festival.
Englewood: (Growing Pains in Chicago)
The urgency of Boyz in the Hood gets updated to the 2000s and transplanted to the Chicago neighborhood of Englewood in William L. Cochran’s powerful directing debut. Cochran boldly blends humor, romance, tragedy and hope in this tale of three friends struggling to get through their last year of high school amid street violence, peer pressure and family dysfunction.
(2012, William L. Cochran, DVD projection, 94 min.)
For the past 18 years, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented the Black Harvest Film Festival. It is the Midwest’s largest and longest–running festival dedicated to telling stories of the black experience.
This program is free and open to the public.