Black World Cinema, South Side Projections and Hyde Park Art Center Present a Pre-Festival Screening Introducing the first Annual South Side Film Festival – Celebrating films made on the South Side and South Side Filmmakers
The screening will take place at Hyde Park Art Center, located at 5020 S. Cornell from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Join us in viewing the historic short film, The Cry of Jazz, made in 1959 in Hyde Park by the late Edward O. Bland, a University Chicago alum and film music composer featuring the music and participation of Sun Ra. .
The Cry of Jazz was selected in 2010 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.” An early and influential example of African-American independent filmmaking. Director Ed Bland, with the help of more than 60 volunteer crew members. This docu-drama intercuts scenes of life in Chicago’s black neighborhoods with ia meeting of interracial artists and intellectuals engaged in debate around the nature of Jazz origin and its future. The Cry of Jazz argues that black life in America shares a structural identity with jazz music.
Come to the Hyde Park Art Center to kick off the 1st Annual South Side Film Festival that will take place October 6-8, 2017 at Studio Movie Grill Chatham and meet festival founder, Michelle Kennedy.