Podtalk: Curator Jada-Amina of the 29th Black Harvest Film Festival, November 3-16, 2023

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CHICAGO – As Chicago’s Black Harvest Film Festival enters its third decade, new leadership are providing the filmmaker’s showcase. The theme for 2023 is “Revolutionary Visions,” and putting the program together is Lead Film Curator Jada-Amina and Fest Coordinator Nick Leffal. Opening Night is November 3rd, and for a list of films/info, click BLACK HARVEST.

Since 1994, the Black Harvest Film Festival has been Chicago’s annual showcase for films that share the Black, African American, and African Diaspora experience. With the passing of celebrated film critic and Black Harvest Film Festival co-founder/consultant Sergio Mims last fall, the Gene Siskel Film Center … the centerpiece theater for the festival … has also announced the establishment of the Sergio Mims Fund for Black Excellence in filmmaking to honor his legacy of giving a voice and platform to the next generation of Black filmmakers.

29th Black Harvest Film Festival
Photo credit: Black Harvest Film Festival

The festival runs from November 3rd through the 16th, 2023, and Opening Night features “A Black Harvest Feast,” a celebratory screening of representative short films and a reception to follow, facilitated by LeeAnn Trotter, entertainment reporter for Chicago NBC5 news. The Richard and Ellen Sandor Festival Prize will also be announced.

In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com, Lead Curator Jada-Amina provides details for the upcoming Fest …

In a Video Clip, Jada-Amina talks the past and the present…

The 29th Black Harvest Film Festival Opens on November 3rd. 2023, at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago. For details on Opening Night, click here. The rest of the fest takes place through November 16th, 2023.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

Editor and Film Critic/Writer

© 2023 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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