What do beer cans, car tires and water bottles have in common? Not much unless you are renegade architect Michael Reynolds, in which case they are tools of choice for producing thermal mass and energy-independent housing. For 30 years, New Mexico-based Reynolds and his green discipleshave devoted their time
Watch and discuss Something the Lord Made, a 2004 film about black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his partnership with "Blue Baby" doctor Alfred Blalock. (117 minutes)
View this screening of the documentary More Than a Month, a first-person narrative of one filmmaker's quest to understand the implications of Black History Month. For more about the film, visit morethanamonth.org.
This film screening marks the start of the library's More Than a Month series, a yearlong health, wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African diaspora and its imprint on the contemporary black experience across cultures and continents.
Join the Oak Park Public Library and One Earth Film Festival in celebrating sustainability during the Festival's 5th annual run March 5-6. See and discuss A Farmer's Road (2015, 74 minutes), both geared for adult and teen audiences. Meet an Illinois goat farmer who sells his goat cheese in Oak Park.
Celebrate Women's History Month and 97 years of women voting in Illinois. Hear a guest speaker discuss the role of Illinois women in securing the right to vote, then stay to watch Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan star in Suffragette (2015, PG-13, 106 minutes), a film written and directed by women, about the protest movement in England to secure equal voting rights.
In 1979 six employees of the U. S. embassy in Iran manage to
escape the hostage-takers and wound up in the Canadian ambassador's residence. Experts create a phony film project as a way
of smuggling the Americans out of Tehran.
A struggling poet and playwright is bereft of ideas and has
yet to begin writing the play he has already sold. A beautiful woman loves the theater, but is
forbidden by law from the stage. The
doomed love affair between Will and Viola is transformed into a masterpiece. (R, 1998, 123 minutes)
Join us for the 8th Annual Oscarthon! Settle in with popcorn and soda, as we screen Oscar nominees all day. This year's line up:
9:15 am "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Best Picture)
11:45 am "Straight Outta Compton" (Original Screenplay)
2:30 pm "Bridge of Spies" (Best Picture)
Join us for Oscar-nominated "Shaun the Sheep Movie" (Animated Feature Film) at Maze!