"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.
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.
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the movie release for Ferris Bueller's Day Off (102 minutes, PG-13). Snacks will be provided.
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.
See a selection of environmental films for kids, teens and adults.
Get ready for Captain America: Civil War with our Cap marathon! First up is The First Avenger, where Steve Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on HYDRA, led by the villainous Red Skull (124 minutes, PG-13). Immediately following will be The Winter Soldier, where Steve partners with Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson to expose an ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him (136 minutes, PG-13).
Join film historian Doug Deuchler to view and discuss Steven Spielberg's 1993 film, Schindler's List. Winner of seven Oscar awards, including Best Picture, the film follows the true story of Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), who saved more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. There will be an intermission with snacks during the film. (196 minutes).
Oak Park International Film Festival
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 this new program series featuring films with a 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.