Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Doug Deuchler: "Harry and Tonto"

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

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
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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: 
More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Dreadlocks Story"

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Dreadlocks Story"

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 2:00pm to 5:30pm

"Dreadlocks Story" (83 min, 2014)
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: 
"One Nation Divisible" Film Screening

"One Nation Divisible" Film Screening

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Summer at the library is not just fun and games: let's explore how sports and society can affect each other. We'll watch and discuss One Nation Divisible, a documentary about the events leading up to the Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier 1971 "Fight of the Century" boxing match. Snacks will be served. For kids entering grades 5-9.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Storytime Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Picturing the Past: "All the President's Men"

Picturing the Past: "All the President's Men"

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

"Follow the money." Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of a minor break-in at the Democratic Party national headquarters, which leads to the Watergate scandal and the eventual resignation of a president. (R, 1976, 138 minutes)

Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with 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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