Block Cinema Winter Film Series | Feb

• The Left Front in Film series coincides with the Block Museum’s exhibition, “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929-1940,” that runs through June 22. Block Cinema presents a film series featuring leftist and left-leaning films that are both Hollywood productions and independent films made outside of the studio system.

• The “Picturing Fame: Moving Pictures” series takes its name from another Block Museum winter exhibition, “Steichen|Warhol: Picturing Fame,” that runs through April 6. It examines the legacies of both artists, including their groundbreaking photos of celebrities of their day. “Steichen|Warhol” presents two major gifts of art to the Block Museum. It highlights the donation of 49 vintage photographs by famed photographer Edward Steichen, donated by collectors Richard and Jackie Hollander to the Block in early 2013. It also showcases gifts of Warhol photographs and prints made in 2008 and 2013 by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

These stunning portraits feature many luminaries from the early part of the 20th century, including artists, models, dancers, socialites and prominent actors of both stage and screen. To celebrate the donation, this corresponding film series features many of Steichen’s glamorous portrait sitters in a different light. They bring to life several of the screen actors that Steichen so lovingly captured in his photos and in movies released around the same time that the photographs were taken.


Unless otherwise noted, general admission to Block Cinema is $6 for the general public or $4 for Block Museum members, Northwestern faculty, staff and students, students from other schools with valid IDs and individuals 65 and older. Quarterly passes are $20. Tickets are available one hour before show time. For more information, call the Block Cinema Hotline at (847) 491-4000 or visit the Block Cinema.

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