Cicero//Mt. Greenwood (1996/2016)—A Screening and Conversation

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Michael Paul Galvin Tower, Auditorium 10 West 35th Street Chicago, IL 60616

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Join filmmaker Ben Creech and artist/activist Tonika Lewis Johnson for a provocative film screening of Cicero // Mt Greenwood (1996/2016)—A Reconstruction of a Race Riot, or, Which Side Are You On? and conversation about race and activism as part of the Chicago South Side Film Festival.

The film screening and conversation will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27. 

To better understand the relationship between past and present, Creech has created a short documentary film that reconstructs and compares a 1966 march against racism to a 2016 march against police brutality on the same streets of Mount Greenwood, a neighborhood in Chicago. The side-by-side comparisons of events that happened exactly 50 years apart is complex, startling, and provocative.

After the film (which runs for 10 minutes, 10 seconds), Creech and Lewis Johnson will engage in a conversation about Chicago’s social history, South Side racial realities, activism, and what has changed—or hasn't—in the past 50 years.

This screening is generously underwritten by Illinois Institute of Technology’s Office of Community Affairs.

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