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Love Jones (1997)
Directed by Theodore Witcher
Rated R / Narrative / 1 hour, 49 minutes
Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they’ve got a “love thing” or are just “kicking it,” they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius’ feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.
Kiss’em or Diss’em Valentine’s Day Spectacular at Sidewalk Cinema
Sidewalk returns with its legendary Kiss ‘Em or Diss ‘Em Valentine’s Spectacular sponsored by Korbel
Spread over three days, this Valentine + Anti-Valentine event has something for everyone.
On Saturday, Feb. 12th we’re kicking things off Diss ‘Em title MAD MAX FURY ROAD (2015) at 7:00 pm and Kiss ‘Em title HAROLD & MAUDE (1971) at 7:15 pm and MAD MAX FURY ROAD (2015) at 5:00 pm and Kiss ‘Em title HAROLD & MAUDE (1971) at 5:15 pm on Sunday, Feb. 13th.
Later in the evening of both days, we’re hosting Valentine’s Gay with titles BOUND (1996) at 10:00 pm and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) at 10:15 pm on Saturday and BOUND (1996) at 8:00 pm and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005) at 8:15 pm on Sunday.
Valentine’s Day proper this year falls on the opening day of Sidewalk’s Black Lens Film Week – a week that shines a light on some of the most outstanding and longstanding narrative and documentary films by above-the-line black filmmakers. So join us this Valentine’s Day for Kiss ‘Em or Diss ‘Em: Black Love edition with LOVE JONES (1997) at 7:00 pm and DIARY OF A MAD, BLACK WOMAN (2005) at 7:15 pm.
Sidewalk is always looking for the perfect excuse to throw a party and the overlap of Valentines and Black Lens week means we’re really going to be pulling out all the red and pink stops – all 3 days include astrology readings, hand-crafted jewelry (including forever bracelets by Lisa Ayers from Mythic Metal), photo ops, festive drink specials and more – as you know, we think film is best when it’s experiential. So, rest up and mask-up and prepare to be Sidewalk valentined.
Tickets are $30 per person and include one ticket to the film of your choice, one drink ticket redeemable for a glass of Korbel Champagne (if you’re 21+, a large soda of choice if not), one small popcorn, and a super special sidewalk surprise.
Please read the following information regarding COVID-19 prior to your purchase
By purchasing a ticket to Sidewalk events or programming I acknowledge the inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and the fact that there can be no guarantees that a positive COVID-19 case will not occur despite Sidewalk’s preventative measures. By attending the event or program I agree to assume all risks related to exposure of COVID-19 or otherwise. I agree to follow all Sidewalk procedures and practices related to COVID-19 or otherwise. I also agree to release, covenant not to sue, discharge, and hold harmless Sidewalk, its owners, employees, agents, contractors, insurers and affiliates, of all liabilities, claims, actions, damages, costs, or expenses of any kind arising out of or relating to attendance at Sidewalk events or programming.
We will be reopening with the following health and safety protocols in place to create the safest environment possible for you and our staff:
- Online advance ticket purchases preferred.
- Reduced capacity in screening rooms
- Due to an increase of COVID-19 cases and the Omicron variant we are highly encouraging guests to wear a mask at all times inside the Sidewalk Cinema when not actively eating or drinking.
- Sidewalk staff members are either fully vaccinated or masked at all times
- Sanitization of all high touch surfaces and theater seats in between all screenings
Alterations to the physical space include:
- New touchless restroom fixtures
- Hand sanitizing stations in key locations
- MERV-13 Filters in all HVAC units