Gene Siskel Film Center
of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N. State Street | Chicago, IL 60601

*Please check links below for more information about special appearances during indicated screenings.


  • FRIDAY July 12th @ 2pm

  • FRIDAY July 12 @ 8:15pm - Opening Night Q&A with COOKED Filmmakers & Film Subjects

    Fenell Doremus (Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code), Judith Helfand (Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code), Dr. Linda Rae Murray, M.D. MPH, F.A.C.P. (Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Illinois School of Public Health), Orrin Williams (Food Systems Coordinator, Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion) | Moderator: Pamela Sherrod Anderson (Award-winning writer, filmmaker, playwright, journalist and educator)

  • SATURDAY July 13th @ 5pm - Reframing the Disaster: Language and Messaging Around Systemic Poverty, Racism and our Climate Crisis

    Panelists: Jahmal Cole (My Block My Hood My City), Juliana Pino (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization), Susy Schultz (Public Narrative) | Moderator: Sylvia Ewing (Elevate Energy)

  • SUNDAY July 14th @ 2pm - Environmental Justice from Resilience to Resistance

    Panelists: Kim Wasserman (Little Village Environmental Justice Organization), Joshi Radin, (Pilson Environmental Right and Reform Organization), Cheryl Johnson (People for Community Recovery)

  • MONDAY July 15th @ 6pm

  • TUESDAY July 16th @ 7:45pm

  • WEDNESDAY July 17th @ 6pm

  • THURSDAY July 18th @ 8pm - Faith, Equity & Climate Justice

    Panelists: Pastor Booker Vance (Elevate Energy), Rev. Dr. Marshall Hatch (New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church), Chief Rabbi Capers Shmuel Funnye (Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation) and Rabbi Lizzi Heydemann (Mishkan Chicago) | Moderator: Judith Helfand (Director/Producer, COOKED: Survival by Zip Code)


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