The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Gene Siskel Film Center was recently featured in the Chicago Reader for the theater’s 50th anniversary. The article recounts the journey to the theater’s founding and its ties with SAIC. “In the beginning we were both very taken with the idea of showing films to the Chicago public,” former associate director B. Ruby Rich said of her experience co-programming at the theater alongside founder Camille Cook. “Of making something happen in Chicago. Of making a mark for the Film Center. Of stirring things up.” To celebrate the anniversary, the Gene Siskel Film Center has programmed the 50/50 series, where a film from each year of the theater’s history will screen every Monday night in 2022.