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Humboldt Park To Host 3-Day Film Fest As Part Of Citywide Showcase

This year's fest includes films like "The Color of Art," which tells the story of the Bronzeville art scene.

Wicker Park residents gather for a movie in the park.
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HUMBOLDT PARK — This year’s Chicago Onscreen local film fest will culminate in three days of screenings in Humboldt Park’s namesake park.

The fest, now in its sixth year, will feature 11 film screenings in parks across the city Aug. 26-31.

All of the films, a mix of documentaries, shorts and full-length movies, have Chicago ties. They were selected through a Chicago Park District program called Chicago Onscreen from a field of 150 submissions.

This year’s fest includes films like “The Color of Art,” which tells the story of the Bronzeville art scene, and “Exit Zero,” which chronicles a steel mill collapse on the city’s Southeast Side.

Some of the directors and actors will be at the screenings.

The Humboldt Park fest, which is new this year, will run Aug. 29 – Aug. 31 and will feature all of the films shown throughout the run, as well as other locally-made films curated by groups like After School Matters and DePaul University’s animation program.

For a full lineup, and to find out more about the fest, visit the Park District’s website.

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