November 6, 2021, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

Columbia College Chicago
754 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605

Still image from to render infinite. Courtesy of zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal.

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Imagining Chicago’s Future: A Film Screening & Conversation

How can we begin to imagine Chicago’s future? Sometimes, turning to the past can provide a clue to the way forward. In collaboration with the Chicago Film Archives, visual artist zakkiyyah najeebah dumas o’neal and composer Ayana Contreras, Chicago Humanities Festival presents to render the infinite, a new film meditating on what’s to come for our city.

Repurposing archival footage from the Chicago Film Archives’s extensive collection, o’neal has created a speculative visual representation, centering Black women’s cultural contributions to Chicago, Black lesbian experiences, and notions of belonging. The film also features a new soundtrack from Contreras. Join the artists for a screening, followed by a conversation with o’neal and Contreras about how the creative process can be turned toward imagining a different Chicago.

This program is presented in collaboration with Chicago Humanities Festival and the Chicago Film Archives.

Masks and proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test are required to attend. More information.