Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Big Read Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven"

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Film historian Doug Deucher will kick off the NEA Big Read Film Festival with "The Magnificent Seven," the film which inspires the young girl in "Into the Beautiful North" to head to the United States.   Living in a small Mexican town with very few men left, this girl gathers her friends and heads north to find her father and other men. They want to bring them back  home.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Legends of Ska"

More Than a Month: Chicago Caribbean Film Festival-"Legends of Ska"

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

"Legends of Ska" (1 hr 42 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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Picturing the Past: "Evita"

Picturing the Past: "Evita"

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

The musical based on the life of Eva Duarte, a B-picture
Argentinian actress who rose from poverty to become the wife of Argentinian
president Juan Peron, and the most beloved and hated woman in Argentina. Her
political influence earns her scorn from the military, but her charity work
earns adoration from the workers. ( PG, 1996,  134minutes)

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Picturing the Past: "October Sky"

Picturing the Past: "October Sky"

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Homer Hickam has only one future, to work in the coal mine
like his father, but in October 1957 he is inspired by the launch of the first
artificial satellite, Sputnik, to begin to study rockets. One high school
teacher believes in him and his friends and encourages them to build and study
rockets. ( PG, 1999,  108minutes)

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Picturing the Past: "The King's Speech"

Picturing the Past: "The King's Speech"

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

The father of Queen Elizabeth II is plagued by a stammer and
is considered unfit to be king. 
Beginning with the persistence of his wife, Elizabeth, Bertie engages
speech therapist Lionel Logue.  Through
therapy and friendship Bertie is able to find his voice and then his brother,
Edward, abdicates. ( R, 2010,  118minutes)

Location: 
Maze Branch
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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
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Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Cinematic Chicago: "The Untouchables"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

The Untouchables (1987) is an action film featuring the battle between mobster Al Capone and Prohibition lawman Eliot Ness in the early 1930s. 119 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
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