Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

The Untouchables (1987) is an action film featuring the battle between mobster Al Capone and Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness in the early 1930s. 119 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Save the Last Dance (2001) is a dance film in which a teenage interracial couple work together to train for a big audition. 112 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 minutes)

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Medium Cool (1969) is a documentary-style film combining elements of fiction and nonfiction content during the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention. 110 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a high school wise guy skips school to spend the day downtown. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this 1986 film. 103 minutes. 

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Barbershop (2002) tells a smartly written, warm-hearted story about funny characters in a South Side barbershop. 102 minutes.

This film screening is part of the Cinematic Chicago series. Out of more than 700 movies that have been made in Chicago, film historian Doug Deuchler screens six select films that feature landmarks and neighborhoods, capturing aspects of the gritty Windy City in iconic, evocative, and often magical ways. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

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 24-August 27.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
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
Picturing the Past: "Shakespeare in Love"

Picturing the Past: "Shakespeare in Love"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

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 this program series featuring films with a historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted.

Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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