Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm

As part of Celebrating Seniors Week, join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss Harry and Tonto, directed by Paul Mazursky. (1974, 115 minutes) Art Carney won the Best Actor Oscar that year playing a retired teacher and widower whose Manhattan apartment building is condemned. He decides to travel across the country, accompanied by his pet cat Tonto, to visit his grown children and a former love. Some of the film was shot in Forest Park at Altenheim, an independent senior community.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Big Read Film Series: "Crossing Borders"

Big Read Film Series: "Crossing Borders"

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

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the "Crossing Borders" series of films for the Big Read with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North."  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
Event Type: 
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: 

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