Going to be hanging around Chicago for the Summer? Check out one of the many amazing Film Festivals! ArtMattan Productions and the The Facets Cinematheque present the 13th Annual African Diaspora Fest! A variety of Black Independent Films will be showcased from all over the world, including some Chicago and U.S. premieres. Anything from foreign, classic, and urban films to documentaries and animations will be available for viewing, all representing the global Black experience through different perspectives and approaches.
The festival will be held from June 12-18th at the Facets Cinematheque, located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information, please call the Cinematheque Hotline at 773.281.4114, email email@example.com, or visit the website here.
The classic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, takes a newly inspired and funky direction under the creative authority of musical director Jeremy Ramey. The musical tells the interesting story of Christ as a scruffy young man in the midst of a movement he cannot control. As a part of Theo Ubiques experience a three course dinner can be purchased.
The musical is being preformed at No Exit Cafe through May 16 on Thursdays at 7:30 PM, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets are $34-64 and can be purchased here!
Typically when someone dies, people mourn for the passed individual. Typically when a son dies, his mother is so heartbroken that she’s dragged down into depression. Presenting a completely different take is Laura Jacqmin in her new play, Look, We Are Breathing. This play follows the story of Mike Hewitt, a very privileged junior in high school, who has two different personalities depending on the situation. In front of his parents, he will act however gentlemanly he needs in order to be allowed out with his friends. In school, on the other hand, he’s a lazy and terrible student. One day he decided to drive while he was drunk and stoned, which led to his untimely death. Yet neither his mother nor his teacher despaired for him, which isn’t the norm for our society. Usually when someone dies, no matter how mean or terrible he/she was, you would have to feel a little remorse for them. Or at least that’s how I would feel.
Discover why poor Mike Hewitt isn’t mourned by some of the people closest to him at the Rivendell Theatre, between now until May 16. For more details, please click here.