Film screenings happen every Wednesday at 8pm

Outdoor Film screenings are at dusk (sundown) out on the Comfort Station lawn.

Music performances happen every Thursday at 7pm

Art openings happen the first Saturday of every month, and are displayed for the entirety of the month

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Within Our Gates (1920) with a live score by Paul Giallorenzo

  • Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue Chicago, IL, 60615 United States (map)

Comfort Film, The Hyde Park Art Center and HOMEROOM Presents
The 5th Annual Silent Films and Loud Music Series.
At the Hyde Park Art Center.

Within Our Gates (1920) 

with a live score by Paul Giallorenzo & Ben Lamar Gay.

Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Written by Oscar Micheaux
Running time: 79 minutes
Language: Silent (English intertitles)
Media: Digital Projection
With an introduction by Floyd Webb of  Black Word Cinema Chicago.

Plot: Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Silent films and Loud music pairs unconventional bands with classic silent films. 

Programed by Raul Benitez and Nando Espinosa Herrera.


This screening will be at the Hyde Park Art Center.