Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

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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; CHF presents a new film meditating on what’s to come for our city. Repurposing archival footage from the Chicago Film Archives’s extensive collection, o’neal has created a speculative visual representation; centering Black women’s cultural contributions to Chicago, Black lesbian experiences, and notions of belonging. The film also features a new soundtrack from Contreras. Join us for a screening, followed by a conversation with o’neal and Contreras about how the creative process be turned toward imagining a different Chicago.


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