Hong Kong Film Festival
GENE SISKEL FILM CENTER, 164 N. State St.
This Film Center’s annual Hong Kong Film Festival has previously showcased such talents as Jackie Chan, John Woo, Michelle Yeoh, and Chow Yun-fat–cult figures who have become international superstars. Now in the 18th season, this month-long festival will present the lastest talent from the territory.
The Art of Connection
847 W. Jackson Blvd., 2nd Floor
Opening Reception, February 5, 4:00-6:00
Students in SAIC’s Master of Arts in Art Therapy program and their clients demonstratte the potential for change, connection, and communication inherent in art making. For more information, contact 312-899-7481
The Yellow Negro–A Conversation WIth Artist Iona Rozeal Brown
SAIC BALLROOM, 112 S. Michigan Ave., 4:30pm
In her widley exhibited workes, Painter Iona Rozeal Brown addresses the global influence of African American culture as fetish. She will discuss the assimilation of hip hop into Japanese youth culture, a topic that has engaged her since her discover of the Tokyo cult ganguro.
SAIC BALLROOM, 112 S. Michigan Ave., 6:30 p.m.
SAIC professor James McManus is the author of Physical, Positively Fifth
Street, and Going to the Sun. The poker columnist for the New York Times, his work also appears in such magazines as the New Yorker, Harper’s, and the Atlantic Monthly.
SAIC AUDITORIUM, 280 S. Columbus Dr., 6:00p.m.
Four African American academics and cultural producers (Patricia J. Williams, John L. Jackson, Sheri L. Parks, and Stanford W. Carpenter) “become” comic-book superheroes as they explore how intellectual and creative acts are intimately tied to spaces and places.
Through February 24,
Faculty Sabbatical Exhibition
BETTY RYMER GALLERY, 280 S. Columbus Dr.
This exhibition and lecture series features the work of SAIC faculty returning from sabbatical leave. Included in the exhibition are work by Pete Gena, Mattew Goulish, Ted Halkin, Susan Kraut, Vince Michael, Clair Penecost, Felicity Rich, Katherine L. Ross, and Karen Savage.