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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.
Screening at 7pm on Saturday June 15 at Chicago Filmmakers! Artists JP Somersaulter, Lillian Somersaulter-Moats & Michael Moats in person!
Click on Explore Collections to search, browse and view our films.
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!
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: Meet this Year’s Artists! We’re thrilled to announce the lineup of artists participating in this year’s CFA Media Mixer event (video + sound): Brian Ashby + Bill MacKay, Emily Eddy + Natalie Chami (TALsounds), Amir George + Lilianna Zofia Wosko. Read More