Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, followed by a discussion with director Steve James. This film was part of the Peabody Award winning ESPN series, "30 for 30."

This film explores a 1993 racially charged brawl in Hampton, Virginia, involving NBA star Allen Iverson, who was a high school basketball player at the time. The incident, and Iverson's subsequent trial and conviction, sharply divided the city along racial lines and marked a serious turning point in Iverson's life.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month:Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

More Than a Month:Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

View
and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in
the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public
Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage
Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a
post-film Q&A.
This
program is part of the More Than a Month series, the library's yearlong health,
wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African
diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and
placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

View
and discuss films showcasing Caribbean directors and screenwriters, in
the second annual Chicago Caribbean Film Festival at the Oak Park Public
Library. Held in conjunction with the Caribbean American Heritage
Council and Diaspora Filmworks. Enjoy a pre-screening reception and a
post-film Q&A.
This
program is part of the More Than a Month series, the library's yearlong health,
wellness, and black aesthetics-focused exploration of the African
diaspora, revealing black history beyond its February traditions, and
placed within American history at large.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Film Screening: "10 Things I Hate About You"

Film Screening: "10 Things I Hate About You"

Friday, July 29, 2016 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Join us for an interactive film screening of 10 Things I Hate About You (97 minutes), which is a retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. We'll supply props, hijinx, and popcorn; you'll bring your enthusiasm and energy.

This film screening is a collaboration with Oak Park Festival Theatre, which will present the stage play The Taming of the Shrew in Austin Gardens July 23-August 27.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

More Than a Month:filmscreening - Vanguard of the Revolution

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Watch this riveting  documentary that tells the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, one of the 20th century's most alluring and controversial organizations that captivated the world's attention for nearly 50 years. Post-screening discussion will follow.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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