Knox College regularly brings filmmakers and scholars to campus for lectures and screenings. Our guests often spend time with students in both formal and informal gatherings. Recent visitors include:
Moreover, Galesburg is home to the annual Black Earth Film Festival, which screens independent films from around the world. Black Earth is presented every Fall and seeks to present the best in independent feature, documentary, short and animated films to the community. Directors are often available for discussion after screenings. You can learn more about the festival at the Black Earth Film Festival website.
Finally, Knox's Seymour Library has an enviable collection of nearly 3500 films. This collection includes feature films, historical films and shorts, television serials, educational films, foreign films (especially Spanish, French, German, and Russian), animated films, and documentaries.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.
Harambee, the student African cultural club at Knox College, presents events for campus and community to celebrate African Week 2013.
Knox College's new Jerome Mirza Jazz Residency launches with acclaimed jazz bassist and composer Ben Allison. The three day residency, November 12-14, will include work with Knox students and a free public concert.