NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States.   Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

NEA Big Read Film Series: "El Norte"

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher continues the NEA Big Read series of films with "El Norte," the story of two indigenous
Mayan teens who flee war-torn Guatamala and attempt to slip into
California without documentation.
This 1983 film is directed by Gregory Nava. (139 minutes).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.

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

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: 

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