Charles Laughton Film Series: "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"

Wednesday, June 10, 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."

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Civil War 150: "The General"

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss “The General,” a 1926 silent film. This silent comedy classic, starring Buster Keaton, combines inventive humor with exciting action. When Union spies steal an engineer’s beloved locomotive, he pursues it single-handedly, straight through enemy lines.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films w hich focus on food, cooking and eating. See "The Chef," a 2014 film in which a chef loses his job in a posh restaurant, then opens a food truck while piecing back together his estranged family. 114 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Eat Drink Man Woman"

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

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. Ang Lee directed this film about a Taiwanese chef whose only means of communicating with his three headstrong daughters is his elaborate Sunday dinners. 124 minutes.

The six-film series concludes with this film.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Like Water for Chocolate"

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. "Like Water for Chocolate" is a 1992 historical romance set in Mexico about forbidden love. It illustrates the sensual power of a great recipe. 105 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Julie and Julia"

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Join Oak Park Film Historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six delicious films which focus on food, cooking and eating. See "Julie and Julia, a 2009 film in which Meryl Streep plays Julia Child in this biographical story about the great chef starting out in the profession. 123 minutes.

The six-film series continues Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.through April 1.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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