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On October 23, CFA presents a program of highly personal and experimental films made by Chicago-based artists who worked for design studios in the mid-1950s onward.
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Once again, Chicago Film Archives and the Chicago Film Society join forces to present CHICAGO HOME MOVIE DAY at the Chicago History Museum.
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This collection is comprised of unique films that reflect the artistry of photographer/filmmaker Helen Balfour Morrison and choreographer/dancer Sybil Shearer.
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We’re thrilled to have made a new 2K scan of this rarely-seen 35mm print. Read more about the behind the scenes work done at CFA here!
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Chicago Film Archives is a recipient of the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions!
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Chicago Film Archives is a regional film archive dedicated to identifying, collecting, preserving and providing access to films that represent the Midwest. Our purpose is to serve institutions and filmmakers of this region and elsewhere by establishing a repository for institutional and private film collections; serve a variety of cultural, academic and artistic communities by making the films available locally, nationally, and internationally for exhibition, research, and production; and serve our culture by restoring and preserving films that are rare or not in existence elsewhere.

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CFA Media Mixer 2019 (in review) We had a fantastic time at the 8th annual Media Mixer on May 9 and are absolutely thrilled with the incredible work produced by this year’s artists! Thanks to everyone who came and participated! If you couldn’t make it (or if you want to watch the work again!), we now have two of the pieces available to stream. Read More