Film Screening

Celebrating Seniors with Film: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." This 2011 film follows a group of British retirees who decide to "outsource" their retirement to less expensive and seemingly exotic India. Enticed by advertisements for the newly restored Marigold Hotel and bolstered with visions of a life of leisure, they arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Though the new environment is less luxurious than imagined, they are forever transformed by their shared experiences, discovering that life and love can begin again when you let go of the past.

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Silence Is Golden Film Series: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Escape for awhile from the world of cell phones, tablets, and 3D films by joining us for the good, the bad, and the ugly of silent films! This month's film is The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928, 114 mins). Based on actual accounts of the trial of Joan of Arc, this film is widely regarded as a landmark in cinema.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "The Butler"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss "The Butler." As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents over three decades as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam War and other major events affect this man's life family and American society. Lee Daniels directed a cast which includes Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Mariah Carey, Forest Whitaker and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "Freedom Riders"

The Freedom Riders of 1961 were a pivotal moment in the long Civil Rights struggle that redefined America. From veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson, this documentary film offers an inside look at the brave band of activists who risked everything to challenge segregation in the Deep South.

This film, the last of four documentaries, is part of the grant-funded "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film screenings, lectures and discussion forums which continues through March 29.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "Mississippi Burning"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss "Mississippi Burning," the film story of two FBI agents who struggle to breach the conspiracy of silence in a small southern town while investigating the murders of three civil rights workers in 1964. This film is based on an actual case.

This film, the second of three feature films, is part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film, panel discussions and author programs which continues through March.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

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Created Equal Documentary Film Series: "The Loving Story"

Join George Bailey, PhD, Columbia College Chicago, to see this moving account of Richard and Mildred Loving. This couple was arrested in 1958 for violating Virginia's ban on interracial marriage. Their struggle culminated in a landmark Supreme Court decision, "Loving vs Virginia"(1967) which overturned anti-miscengenation laws in the U.S.

This film, the second of four documentaries, is part of the grant-funded "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film, panel discussions and author programs which continues through March.

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Created Equal Film Screening: "A Raisin in the Sun"

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss the 1961 film, "A Raisin in the Sun"(128 minutes) based on Lorraine Hansberry's award-winning play. A poor, but proud, African American family seek a better life by moving from their small apartment on Chicago's South Side into an all-white area.

This film, the first of three feature films, is part of the "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" series of film, panel discussions and author programs which continues through March.

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Created Equal Documentary Film Screening: "The Abolitionists" (Part 1)

Join Lawrence Howe, PhD, Roosevelt University, to see and discuss "The Abolitionists" (Part 1). This film tells the story of a small group of moral reformers in the 1830s who launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, This happened at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the U.S. Part 1 of "The Abolitionists" will be screened on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Part 2 of "The Abolitionists" will be screened on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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"Created Equal" Documentary Film: "The Abolitionists" ( Part 2)

Join Lawrence Howe, PhD, Roosevelt University, to see and discuss "The Abolitionists" (Part 2). This film tells the story of a small group of moral reformers in the 1830s who launched one of the most ambitious social movements imaginable: the immediate emancipation of millions of African Americans held in bondage, This happened at a time when slavery was one of the most powerful economic and political forces in the U.S.

Part 1 of "The Abolitionists" was screened on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2 p.m. Part 2 of "The Abolitionists" will be screened on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m.

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