Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Cinematic Chicago: "Save the Last Dance"

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Save the Last Dance (2001) is a dance film in which a teenage interracial couple work together to train for a big audition. 112 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
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Cinematic Chicago: "In the Good Old Summertime"

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In the Good Old Summertime (1949) is a charming MGM musical starring Judy Garland and Van Johnson. These stars play bickering co-workers in a music shop in 1912 Chicago who become increasingly attracted to each other as anonymous pen pals. (102 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. 

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Medium Cool (1969) is a documentary-style film combining elements of fiction and nonfiction content during the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention. 110 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
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a high school wise guy skips school to spend the day downtown. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this 1986 film. 103 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
Event Type: 
Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Barbershop (2002) tells a smartly written, warm-hearted story about funny characters in a South Side barbershop. 102 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
Event Type: 
Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, followed by a discussion with director Steve James. This film was part of the Peabody Award winning ESPN series, "30 for 30."

This film explores a 1993 racially charged brawl in Hampton, Virginia, involving NBA star Allen Iverson, who was a high school basketball player at the time. The incident, and Iverson's subsequent trial and conviction, sharply divided the city along racial lines and marked a serious turning point in Iverson's life.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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: 
"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
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