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
Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening and discussion of My Fair Lady, a 1964 American musical film that traces its roots to the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

The film depicts Eliza Doolittle, a poor Cockney flower seller who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.

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

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Chrissy"

Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

"Chrissy" (120 min, 2012), "The 1 Closest 2U" (82 min, 2015)
See 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 More Than a Month,

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

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Jamaican Mafia"

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

"Jamaican Mafia" (97 minutes, 2011)
See 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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

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