Sep 15th 2017

“Love Under Pressure” will feature local filmmakers Chan C. Smith and Raphael Nash. Join us for a diverse program where we discuss screenings touching on police violence, white supremacy, and Black love.

Chan C. Smith is an accomplished independent filmmaker and freelance multimedia producer. They’re also a visual storyteller, interested in using cinema to address current social ails while also revolutionizing marketing for artists, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs.

“FEAR” (20 min)
Smith: Inspired by current events of police brutality and fatal police-involved shootings, Fear follows the story of a young Black teen with aspirations, whose anger leads him to an unexpected fate. FEAR was an official selection of the Black Harvest Film Festival

Raphael Nash is a filmmaker as well as an educator. He is an adjunct professor teaching post production and cinema production for the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University.

“Saturday Morning Supremacy” (1 min)
A quick glance at how white hegemony can manifest in the most subtle of ways, particularly in advertising for children’s board games. In Nash’s words, “The curious thread between all 80’s board game commercials.”

“Faux Pas” (20 min)
Nash: A love affair between Cedric and his good friend Tiffany leads him to end his current relationship in pursuit of one with her. Unfortunately, she thinks they made a huge mistake.

Black Cinema House is a weekly program through Rebuild Foundation that spans the spectrum from fiction to documentary to experimental, from silent classics to new works. Additionally, BCH@TheBank is daily series of video screenings open to Bank visitors, ranging from acclaimed pieces by accomplished artists to fresh new voices from the neighborhood.

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