Block Cinema is dedicated to encounter, exchange, and learning through the art of the moving image.
The Block Museum is home to one of the region’s most innovative cinemas. Through its quarterly screening series “Block Cinema,” the museum explores the global past and present, showcasing film and other time-based media across genres, from classic to experimental.
This free, in-house cinema is dedicated to providing Northwestern, the North Shore, and Chicago a quality venue for film and to highlighting the diversity of voices and practices in the media arts field. Post-screening discussions with a filmmaker or scholar, are a staple of the program, providing a unique opportunity for audiences to gain valuable context about the works and offering unique insights into the creative process. In keeping with the Museum’s commitment to presenting art across time, culture, and media, media art is a staple of the Block Museum’s exhibition program.
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The Impasse of Blackness: Interrogating the Possibility of Resolution
Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives with filmmaker Judah Attille, Cairo Clarke, and han heung 한흥 恨興 media collective
“Dreaming Rivers, Weaving Collectives” presents a short film from the visionary collective Sankofa Film and Video. Filmmaker Judah Attille joins in an intergenerational dialogue with members of contemporary film and media collectives in the US and UK. The program was curated by the Feminist-in-Residence at Northwestern’s Women’s Center Hankyeol Song.