Film Screenings

SHoP film screenings are presented by a variety of groups, including South Side Projections and the Hyde Park Kenwood Transition Initiative. If you’re looking for a place to show your film, please contact us.

Thursday, October 27, 7:00 pm
Blind Spot

Humankind is facing a catastrophic catch-22: Destroy the world by exhausting its supply of fossil fuels, or stop using oil and let the modern economy collapse. This documentary presents evidence of waning petroleum reserves and explores why industrial society has become so dependent on oil. Experts also explain how gasoline use leads to global warming and predict what will happen when it’s gone.
2008, USA, 86 min., DVD projection
Sustainability Film Series presented by Hyde Park Kenwood Transition Initiative.
Friday, November 11, 8:00 pm

This bricolage comedy follows Lacey and her friends as they fake their way into clinical trials and peddle their tastes as corporate youth consultants. A surreal portrait of wage relations, Schizcago wryly presents the changing desires of privileged city youth.
2011, USA, 89 min., DVD projection
Filmmakers in person!
Live score by composer Alex Inglizian!

Watch the trailer
Thursday, November 17, 7:00 pm

Irena Salina documents how our world’s water supply, without which life cannot continue, is under threat from pollution and commodification. As a handful of multinationals snap up water rights in thirst-plagued countries and companies like Nestle buy up potable water to sell in plastic bottles, Flow asks if the next world wars will be fought over water, not oil.
2008, USA, 93 min., DVD projection
Sustainability Film Series presented by Hyde Park Kenwood Transition Initiative.
Sunday, November 20, 6:00 pm
Grafika Soumraku! Cartoons from Behind the Iron Curtain

A selection of Eastern European children’s cartoons from the creation to the destruction of the Berlin Wall. Featuring Bolek & Lolek (Poland), Little Mouse (Poland), Jiri Trnka (Czechoslovakia), and more.
various years, various countries, 60-70 min., DVD projection
South Side Projections at SHoP
Guest programmed by Anne Orchier
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Dr. Monty Dobson and America: From the Ground Up

Dr. Monty Dobson—archaeological adventurer, university professor, and passionate spokesperson for American history—presents a preview of his forthcoming PBS series America: From the Ground Up, which explores archaeological sites and uses the clues from the past to tell hidden the history of America. Dobson will discuss the process of making a documentary for PBS as well as his efforts to turn his background in the social sciences into a career in film.
2012, USA, 45 min., DVD projection
South Side Projections at SHoP
Co-presented by Chicago Careers in the Arts at the University of Chicago

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