Reader's Agenda Mon 6/17: "Chicago 78/79," The Russian Play: An Improvised Black Comedy, and the African Diaspora Film Festival

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Chicago 78/79
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Looking for something to do today? Agenda's got you covered:

"Chicago 78/79," currently on display at Alibi Fine Art, features late-70s-era photos of Chicago by David Gremp.

Tonight's the last night to catch The Russian Play: An Improvised Black Comedy at Studio BE. "In this exceptional project, styled after Nikolai Erdman's The Suicide, the hero changes every week, but the bleak circumstances stay the same: a comrade who's been ejected from the workforce attempts to reenter it, is repudiated, and kills himself," writes Reader contributor Jena Cutie.

This may or may not be, as the New York Times recently proclaimed, the year of the black film, but the African Diaspora Film Festival, hosted by Facets Cinematheque, has been going on since 2002. This year's fest features 14 films by black filmmakers from more than a dozen countries.

For more on these events and others, check out the Reader's daily Agenda page.

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