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Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video

The four-week festival begins this Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

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Presented by the Gene Siskel Film Center (164 N. State), this four-week festival showcases films and videos by black artists from around the world. At the opening-night program, Friday, August 7, at 7:30 PM, LeeAnn Trotter of WMAQ introduces a 75-minute collection of shorts and presents special awards to N'Digo publisher Hermene Hartman and actor Hill Harper. See our reviews of three features screening this week (Fri-Thu 8/7-8/13): Joshua Bee Alafia's drama The Seed, Bestor Cram and Judy Richardson's documentary Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968, and Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer's documentary The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (which premieres on HBO later this month). Complete schedule available at

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