"Selma" is based on the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion of the movie and the Civil Rights Movement follows the film screening. (PG-13, 2014, 122 minutes)
"Glory" is the story about the first black volunteer regiment in the Civil War and their white commanders--two idealistic young Bostonians who lead the regiment. (R, 1989, 122 minutes)
"A Man for All Seasons" is a story about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events that led to More's execution. If you've read or watched "Wolf Hall," this is the other side of that story. (G, 1966, 120 minutes)
Join us for a screening of P.S., a film by Chris Tyre. Tyre and soundtrack composer, Jason Williams, will discuss the film's genesis and take questions.
Oak Park Photo Club members meet twice monthly to share digital and print photos. All skill levels welcome. Call Debby Preiser at 708.697.6915 for more information.
"A Trip to Bountiful" (1985, 108 minutes) stars Geraldine Page, who won an Oscar for Best Actress for her performance as an elderly woman determined to visit her childhood home one more time, in defiance of her controlling daughter-in-law. Set in 1947 Houston, Texas, it's a good movie that will stimulate lots of conversation about independence with seniors. Doug Deuchler is a retired teacher/librarian and excellent film historian.
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.
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.
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.
See the exhibit titled "Antiques and Collectibles: Photographs Made at the Sandwich Antiques Market" by Oak Park photographer Jon Fjortoft. The reception is free and open to the public.