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Winnie Mandela dies in South Africa on heels of documentary Winnie release

The announcement that the "Mother of South Africa"--Winnie Mandela--has died at age 81 comes just weeks after her legacy was honored with the release of the Sundance Best Director Award winning documentary "Winnie" across the country.

Winnie Mandela Dies in South Africa at 81 as new documentary Winnie is released

The announcement that the "Mother of South Africa." Winnie Mandela has died at 81 comes just weeks after her legacy was honored with the release of the Sundance Best Director Award winning documentary "Winnie" across the country. "The U.S. was ...

“Black Panther” stars and creators reflect on its arrival

Fans, who bought a record-setting number of advance tickets, weren’t the only ones anticipating the Feb. 16 opening of “Black Panther,” Marvel’s historic first black superhero film.

Illinois film industry continues to expand, diversify

The Illinois FILM Office today announced that 2017 was the most diverse year for crew hires on record.

Best Films of 2017

Crown Heights, Get Out, Girls Trip among the Best Films of 2017

Chicago International Film Festival:Jane

If you do nothing else this week, you owe it to yourself to see the documentary Jane, playing at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival. Directed by Oscar-nominated director Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Chicago, Kurt Cobain:Montage ...

Chicago International Film Festival: 'Can't Turn Back/Edith and Eddie/'63 Boycott

On October 22, 1963 more than 200,000 Chicago public school students, their parents and residents led the largest single protest and boycott ever of a public school system. The march and ongoing protest is credited as the prelude to Dr. ...

Black Cop

Director Cory Bowles of Canada presents the searing World Cinema competition entry Black Cop which has its next screenings Saturday, October 21 at 12:30pm and Monday, October 23 at 2pm, all at the AMC River East 21, 322 E. Illnois ...

Sammy Davis Jr.; I've Gotta Be Me

"I'm Black, Puerto Rican and a Jew. Man, when I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out!" The begins the documentary Sammy Davis Jr.:I Gotta Be Me. Award winning director Sam Pollard delivers one of the most heart-felt and ...

53rd Chicago International Film Festival capsule

If you’ve ever wanted to travel to other countries but haven’t had an opportunity or the finances, the Chicago International Film Festival is a great way to see films from around the world.

53rd Chicago International Film Festival capsule

What’s Playing? If you’ve ever wanted to travel to other countries but haven’t had an opportunity or the finances, the Chicago International Film Festival is a great way to see films from around the world. Moviegoers can get a glimpse ...

Marshall opens the Chicago Intl Film Festival – A Black legal super hero

On June 13, 1967, when President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Thurgood Marshall as the 96th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he said, "it was the right thing to do."

53rd Chicago Int’l Film Festival International Competition Lineup

The Chicago International Film Festival has announced the 16 filmsselected for the International Competition category, a selection of outstanding films competing for the Festival’s top honor, the Gold Hugo.

Film Review: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

The job of a good documentary is to probe, uncover and get answers to tough questions. The job of a promotional reel is to exalt its subject. This non-fiction film lays squarely in-between. On some levels it’s revealing. On others, ...

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

BIG BUDGET FILMS 47 Meters Down (PG-13 for bloody images, intense peril and brief profanity) Harrowing tale of survival revolving around two sisters (Mandy Moore and Claire Holt) vacationing in Mexico whose scuba diving adventure turns into a desperate fight ...

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