Yvonne Welbon on the “Hidden Figures” of Cinema History [Audio]

On October 16, 2019, to inaugurate a year of programming around the One Book One Northwestern 2019-2020 selection, Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African-American Women who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space, Block Cinema welcomed Chicago-based filmmaker (and Northwestern Film Studies PhD) Yvonne Welbon to present her 2003 documentary Sisters in Cinema. […]

Trinh T. Minh-ha Lecture

On February 25, 2015, the Block Museum was lucky to host renowned filmmaker, writer, and composer Trinh T. Minh-ha. Minh-ha addressed the way that reality, in its social and historical dimension, is not a material for artistic reflection or political commitment. Rather, reality is what powerfully draws one to cinema and yet, it cannot be […]

Filmmaker Maryam Keshavarz on Circumstance

On May 25, 2011, filmmaker and Northwestern University graduate Maryam Keshavarz held a special advance screening of her award-winning feature film debut, Circumstance, at Block Cinema. Keshavarz spoke with Cinema director Mimi Brody after the film. Listen Now (audio, 29 MB, 32 minutes)