Black Harvest Feast coming to South Shore

Sisters in Cinema
presents free screening
and talk-back with
Chicago filmmakers,
South Shore
Cultural Center,
October 17

Sisters in Cinema will host The Black Harvest Feast, a film screening in collaboration with the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Chicago Park District’s Re:Center Program at the South Shore Cultural Center on October 17, 2019 at 7pm.

The event is free and open to the public. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

The event will feature five provocative new shorts by Midwestern filmmakers commissioned by the Gene Siskel Film Center in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Black Harvest Film Festival.

Guests and screenings include Shahari Moore (Chicago Guy) and Rashida KhanBey Miller (Sex is a God Thing, directed by Zarinah Ali). Films by Daniel Williams (Play Day) , Derek Dow (Growing Pains) and Gian Smith (Love Tap) will also be screened.

Please note, mature themes and subject matter of the film screening may not be appropriate for young audiences.



Post-screening conversation
A conversation with filmmakers Gian Smith and Leonard Stewart and South Shore’s very own Shahari Moore is scheduled to follow the screening. It will be moderated by Yvonne Welbon, filmmaker and founder of Sisters in Cinema. To RSVP, visit To view additional information, visit the Facebook event page.

Re:Center is a citizen-led arts and culture initiative of the Chicago Park District. More information can be found here, or at

About the Gene Siskel Film Center
Since 1972, the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has presented cutting edge cinema to an annual audience of 85,000. It is the host of the annual Black Harvest Film Festival.

About Sisters in Cinema
Sisters in Cinema is a Chicago-based non-profit with an inclusive mission to entertain, educate, develop and celebrate Black girls and women media-makers and future generations of storytellers and their audiences.

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