Welcome to our roundup of movie screenings and events in Chicago. Bookmark this page and check back for updates on shows and activities.
Janae Bonsu in “Unapologetic.”Kartemquin Films/The Film Collaborative
When: Aug. 20-27
Where: Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State
What: Chicago director Ashley O’Shay’s documentary follows the story of Janae Bonsu and Bella Bahhs, whose upbringing and experiences shape their activism and views on Black liberation. The film provides an inside look into the ongoing movement work that transformed Chicago, from the police killing of Rekia Boyd to the election of Mayor Lori Lightfoot. Tickets: $12.
More information: siskelfilmcenter.org
‘Movies in the Parks’
When: To Sept. 14
Where: In parks throughout Chicago
What: The Chicago Park District’s series returns with films ranging from Hollywood classics to retro childhood favorites and family-friendly offerings from recent years. Admission is free.
More information: For a complete list of films and parks, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com/movies.
Music Box Theatre’s Garden Movies features films screened in the theatre’s expanded courtyard under the stars.Music Box Theatre
When: All summer long
Where: 3733 N. Southport
What: The Music Box Theatre is screening films in its expanded courtyard under the stars. Tickets: $9.
More information: musicboxtheatre.com