Cinema

The Block Museum's in house cinema screens classic and contemporary films and is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore and Chicago with a quality venue for cinema. The Block's cinema is sponsored in part by a generous gift from James B. Pick and Rosalyn M. Laudati.

Doors open thirty minutes prior to showtime. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Films are screened in the Block Museum’s Pick-Laudati Auditorium. See Directions and Parking for information on how to get to the Museum. Parking is free in the lot south of the Block after 4 p.m. weekdays and all day on weekends.



Current Series

NU Docs

NU Docs

6/13-6/15/18
Northwestern University’s MFA in Documentary Media program is proud to present thesis films produced by its third graduating class. Please join us to watch a great selection of new short documentaries, hybrid films, and even an interactive project.  Stay after the show to engage in dialogue with the filmmakers and celebrate their accomplishments.
David Wojnarowicz

Films and Videos by David Wojnarowicz and Collaborators

7/22/18
David Wojnarowicz is arguably one of the most important artists to emerge from the New York art world of the 1980s. While his work spanned less than twenty years–his life was cut short due to AIDS at the age of 37–from 1979 to 1992 he created a large body of work in collage, paintings, performances, sculpture, writing and video. A series of short works investigates Wojnarowicz’ aesthetics, iconography and individualized, critical response to the political conditions of his time.
Veracity

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 4

8/16/18
Inspired by this community’s unparalleled diversity and artistic excellence, Full Spectrum Features has curated the best work of women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community into Chicagoland Shorts, a traveling anthology and tribute to our city that has screened across Cook County and nationally from Seattle to New York. The artists in the collection are diverse, prolific, genre-bending, and quintessentially Chicago, with work spanning many disciplines, including dance, experimental, and science fiction.
Block's in house cinema screens classic and contemporary films and is dedicated to providing the Northwestern campus, the North Shore and Chicago with a quality venue for cinema.