From 2337 West Monroe Street
Note location: Logan Center Performance Hall
A woman runs from the site of Fred Hampton’s assassination through the streets of Chicago. Performed by Renisha James, this experimental film references Melvin Van Peebles’ classic Black Power film, Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (1971).
From 2337 West Monroe Street is part of Black Power! In Tribute to Fred Hampton, a series of exhibitions, film screenings, and performances that honor Fred Hampton’s legacy as an activist and deputy chairman of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. The series continues through January 2014 with installations at the Arts Incubator, Kimbark Studios, and First Unitarian Church of Chicago.
Further details available here.
(Jean Michel Bruyère, France, 2012, DCP, 120 min)
Co-sponsored by France Chicago Center, Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture, Uchicago Arts, Office of Civic Engagement, Franke Institute, Norman Wait Harris Fund of the Center for International Studies, Film Studies Center, and Department of Cinema & Media Studies.