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 Presented one week only, November 25-December 1

“A film of spellbinding visual beauty…an extended, wildly lyrical meditation on the power of African cultural iconography and the spiritual resilience of the generations of women who have been its custodians.”—Stephen Holden, The New York Times

“Distinctive, original…every image, every moment is a full creation…Dash is one of the heroines of the modern cinema.”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker


A film of breathtaking beauty and haunting cultural resonance, this landmark independent film by the first African American woman to ever receive theatrical distribution in the U.S. returns in a fully remastered restoration on the 25th anniversary of its release.  On a summer day in 1902, a large African American family descended from slaves gathers for one last picnic in their Sea Island home on the eve of their move North. The knowledge and mystical traditions of the clan’s West African heritage are manifest in the women of the family, from the matriarch Nana to the unborn baby girl in her granddaughter’s womb, as the family confronts the conflicts and challenges of a new century.

First Chicago run! DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST, 1991, Julie Dash, USA/UK, 112 min., with Alva Rogers, Bahni Turpin, In English and Gullah dialect with English subtitles, DCP digital.

Friday, November 25-Thursday, December 1
Friday, 11/25 at 2 pm and 4:15 pm;
Saturday, 11/26 at 7:45 pm;
Sunday, 11/27 at 5 pm;
Monday, 11/28 at 8 pm;
Wednesday, 11/30 at 8:15 pm;
Thursday, 12/1 at 8:00 pm

All screenings are at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, located at 164 N. State St.

Tickets to each screening–unless stated otherwise—are $11/general admission, $7/students, $6/Film Center members, and $5/Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) staff and School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) faculty, staff, and students. Friday 2:00 pm matinee tickets are $8/general admission and $5/Film Center members and students. All tickets may be purchased at the Film Center Box Office. Both general admission and Film Center member tickets are available through the Gene Siskel Film Center’s website www.siskelfilmcenter.org/content/tickets or through the individual films’ weblinks or visit www.siskelfilmcenter.org of $1.50 per ticket. The Film Center and its box office are open 5:00 to 8:30 pm, Monday through Thursday; 1:00 to 8:30 pm, Friday; 2:00 to 8:30 pm, Saturday; and 2:00 to 5:30 pm, Sunday.

Please note that the Gene Siskel Film Center’s theaters, box office, and main office will be closed on Thursday, November 24. The Film Center’s main office will be closed on Friday, November 25; its box office will open at 1:00 pm on that day.


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