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Join us at 7pm on November 30th for a screening of our 2018 preservation project, AMERICAN REVOLUTION 2, and a panel discussion featuring Henry “Poison” Gaddis, Mike James, Hy Thurman, and Jakobi Williams.
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CFA is thrilled to be presenting four screenings this fall as part of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s citywide Art Design Chicago initiative. 
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Screening on Tuesday, November 27, from 6-8pm at the McCormick Theater at the Chicago History Museum. Presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art. Introduction by scholar Michael Golec.
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Screening on Tuesday, December 4, from 6-8pm at the McCormick Theater at the Chicago History Museum. Presented as part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art. Introduction by artist and scholar Jan Tichy.
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Films from CFA’s Mort and Millie Goldsholl Collection are the centerpiece of the exhibition “Up is Down: Mid-century Experiments in Advertising and Film at the Goldsholl Studio.”
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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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We’re thrilled to announce that we will be participating in the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Art Design Chicago initiative. We will be presenting a series of four screenings that reframe the history of cinema in Chicago through various lenses and modes of production… Read More