. Conversations at the Edge (CATE)

The Blue Description Project

Thursday, February 15, 6:00 p.m. Artists Liza Sylvestre and Christopher Jones present their elastic, experimental, and expansive THE BLUE DESCRIPTION PROJECT. In 1993, the British artist Derek Jarman released Blue, an epoch-defining account of AIDS, illness, and the experience of disability in a culture of repressive heteronormativity and compulsory able-bodiedness. Despite being referred to as […]

Discussion with Dustin Gibson, Robert McRuer, and Liza Sylvestre

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Live captions and ASL interpretation available. Join us for a cross-disciplinary discussion with disability activist and educator Dustin Gibson, scholar and Crip Theory (NYU Press, 2006) author Robert McRuer, and This Set of Actions is a Mirror curators Liza Sylvestre and Minh Nguyen. Dustin Gibson, Robert McRuer, Liza Sylvestre […]

New Channels of Access

February 22–28 Gene Siskel Film Center Virtual Cinema Open Captions Select audio descriptions, details below. Works by Carolyn Lazard, Leroy Moore Jr., Sharon Snyder, David Mitchell, Liza Sylvestre, Joseph Grigely, Christine Sun Kim, and Thomas Mader. New Channels of Access gathers together short videos by Carolyn Lazard, Leroy Moore Jr., Sharon Snyder, David Mitchell, Liza […]

Announcing Spring 2021

We’re excited to announce the Spring 2021 season! Screenings and conversations begin February 8 in the Gene Siskel Film Center’s virtual cinema. Join us for programs with Wendy Clarke (Feb 11),  Dustin Gibson, Robert McRuer, Liza Sylvestre, and Minh Nguyen (Feb 25),  Madeleine Hunt – Ehrlich (Mar 25), Ian Cheng (Apr 6), and Wong Ping […]