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This year’s Black Harvest Film Festival focuses on past, present and future

This year marks the 29th Black Harvest Film Festival, which showcases work from Black filmmakers—past and present. From a short film about Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team to a Black Barbie documentary, the 2023 lineup promises a wide range of Black joy onscreen. And the festival looks back to Black filmmakers that came before with screenings of films from the 20th cCentury. Host Erin Allen previews the festival with Chicagoan and journalist Arionne Nettles. For more information about the festival, you can read Nettles’ story for WBEZor head to siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

 

This year marks the 29th Black Harvest Film Festival, which showcases work from Black filmmakers—past and present. 

From a short film about Chicago’s South Shore Drill Team to a Black Barbie documentary, the 2023 lineup promises a wide range of Black joy onscreen. And the festival looks back to Black filmmakers that came before with screenings of films from the 20th century.

Host Erin Allen previews the festival with Chicagoan and journalist Arionne Nettles. For more information about the festival, you can read Nettles’ story for WBEZ or head to siskelfilmcenter.org/blackharvest.

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