Past Event

'The Curators of Dixon School' Screening & Discussion

As part of the 18th Annual “Black Harvest Film Festival,” the Gene Siskel Film Center will premiere the documentary, The Curators of Dixon School.

Join us for this documentary (2011; 80 min.), which features a powerful story about lessons learned when art is at the heart of education.

The Curators of Dixon School was filmed over a two-year period and features the art of Dayo Laoye, Carolyn Elaine, Peter Gray and Faheem Majid, among many others. This documentary film also includes original music composed by Emmy-Award winning trumpeter Orbert Davis and additional music by Aisha Kahlil of Grammy-Award winning African-American a capella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Director Pamela Sherrod Anderson will be present for audience discussion at the screening.

Tickets are $11/person and can be purchased at The Gene Siskel Film Center box office or online.

This film is made possible in part by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.

For more information on The Curators of Dixon School, visit their official website.
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