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Dan Patton and La Donna Tittle at Black Harvest

The Siskel Center’s
annual fest makes it clear:
the next big thing
in cinema will come from
the African American
community

The Black Harvest Film Festival kicked off with an awards ceremony and a four-movie screening at the Siskel Center last Saturday night. It was followed by a reception at the Joffrey Ballet across the street, on the corner of State and Randolph.

Community pride and creative expression galvanized the abundantly joyful and friendly crowd. Men dressed largely in semi-formal elegance. The women favored an assortment of energetic patterns in vibrant colors.

NBC’s LeeAnn Trotter hosted the pre-screening celebration. Filmmaker and former DuSable Museum Director Pemon Rami and his wife, Executive Director of the South Side…

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