Free TV Screenings
When: April 10, 17, 24, 2019 6:00PM-8:00PM
Where: 78 E. Washington St., Claudia Cassidy Theater, 312-744-6630.
Join OTV/Open Television for the premiere of an original, Chicago-made pilot and series. Screenings include a Q&A with the creator. Open Television (OTV) is a platform for intersectional television. OTV’s mission marries research with artist and community development, focusing on showcasing artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society.
Damaged Goods & FOBia Wednesday, April 10
Damaged Goods is an original series created by Vincent Martell, Zac Payne, and KB Woodson. We will be screening the entire first season. Barely surviving the city of Chicago, four messy young adults will experience a complete loss of self-identity, which propels them onto a path of uncertainty.
Low Strung & Border’d Wednesday, April 17
In Low Strung, Shervin and Victoria experience a number of mini-adventures smattered with elements of the surreal, often blurring the lines themselves using mind-altering drugs. This lends a fresh, satirical, and often perplexing way for the viewer to vicariously experience tinder dates, pet ownership, Xboxs, exercise, sex, technology, and social media.
Freaky Phyllis & Renee Wednesday, April 24
Freaky Phyllis is a comedic look at what happens when grandma goes bad. Renee is a dark comedy about an elder millennial woman serving as caretaker for her ailing and abusive parents at the expense of living her own life.
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871. In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.
The City of Chicago refers to it as “a People’s Palace – a celebration of the arts, education, Chicago, and the world.”
There is also a free building tour showcasing the Greek-inspired (north side) and Roman-inspired (south side) architecture, two domes (one of which is the world’s largest Tiffany Dome) and ornate multi-colored mosaics, marble and decorative molding.
Public Group Tours:
- Tours are presented Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15 pm.
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.