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The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

The Gene Siskel Film Center has the best programming of international films, diverse films, female-directed films, and independent films in Chicago. That is a fact. Earlier this year, Cinema Femme … Continue reading The Gene Siskel Film Center’s female leading staff share their passion for the Chicago film community

Oluwaseun Babalola explores modern day Africa through her web series ‘SOJU’

My conversation with Oluwaseun Babalola—”Seun” for short—was empowering. We are both women who have a passion for what we are doing, and we are both doing all that we can … Continue reading Oluwaseun Babalola explores modern day Africa through her web series ‘SOJU’

‘Call Me By Your Name’: when a film feels more like a memory

“Call Me By Your Name” (2017) is an incredible testament to the power and necessity of details and tone. It proves how artistry and craft are key to having audiences empathize with characters they don’t necessarily relate to, or don’t think they can relate to. It shows the importance of representation in film and how having a few movies about gay men (or any minority for that matter) is not enough. And ultimately, it is proof that great story is not forced, but earned and felt.