Small Island: Flim Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, Small Island tells the story of Windrush Generation immigrants who migrated from the Jamaica to England in the years immediately following World War II. Trying to escape economic hardship on their own "small island, the Windrush Generation experienced hope, disappointment, challenges with assimilation and acculturation, and discrimination in housing and employment in the Mother Country. Panel discussion to follow film screening This program is part of the Humanity 101 series.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for "Artists on Film," a six-week series that continues through November 11.

This week's film is "Artemisia," directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. (1997, 97 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Witness for the Prosecution"

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Charles Laughton Film Screening: "The Big Clock"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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

Charles Laughton Film Series: "This Land Is Mine"

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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

Charles Laughton Film Screening: "Ruggles of Red Gap"

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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

Charles Laughton Film Series: "Mutiny on the Bounty"

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Tortured but brilliant, Oscar-winner Charles Laughton (1899-1962) was one of the most recognizable and talented actors of his time. Since his portly figure and decidedly unhandsome face meant that leading-man roles were not open to him, Laughton carved a career out of playing a variety of monsters and misfits in films like "The Private Life of Henry VIII" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame." Through Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 pm, join Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler on Wednesday afternoons to screen and discuss some of Charles Laughton's most unforgettable films.

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

Film Screening: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Families--school-age children, parents, and grandparents--are invited to join film historian Doug Deuchler and Festival Theatre board member Belinda Bremner to see and discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" (1962, 129 minutes), the film based on the 1960 book by Harper Lee.

Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Film Screening and Discussion: "The Last Days in Vietnam"

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a screening of "The Last Days in Vietnam," a PBS "American Experience" film chronicling the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War and the desperate, unsanctioned efforts by a handful of Americans to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible. After the screening, discuss the film and the Vietnam experience with local Vietnam veterans Brian Flora and Stephen Jordan.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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