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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"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
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "Out of Darkness" Film Screening

Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, adult African-Americans are 20 percent more likely to report serious psychological distress than adult whites. This made-for-TV movie depicts the story of Paulie Cooper, a former medical student who becomes ill with paranoid schizophrenia.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Picturing the Past: "All the President's Men"

Picturing the Past: "All the President's Men"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

"Follow the money." Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of a minor break-in at the Democratic Party national headquarters, which leads to the Watergate scandal and the eventual resignation of a president. (R, 1976, 138 minutes)

Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with 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.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Picturing the Past: "Milk"

Picturing the Past: "Milk"

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Using flashbacks and archival footage, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday until his death. Milk was an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (R, 2008, 128 minutes)

Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with 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.

Location: 
Maze Branch
Event Type: 
Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening of Kiss Me, Kate, the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite of each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

State of Denial, a 2003 documentary film about AIDS in Africa, follows the stories of HIV-positive South Africans and the careers of AIDS activists in that country. The film shines a light on the harrowing statistics of the AIDS epidemic, and captures the desperation and growing discontent of average South Africans infected with and affected by the disease.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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