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

Food, Glorious Food Film Series: "Chocolat"

Wednesday, March 11, 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. In "Chocolat," a young mother arrives in a French village with her daughter and s hakes up the rigid morality of the community when she opens a chocolate Shop. 121 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: "Big Night"

Wednesday, March 4, 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 "Big Night," a 1996 film which Stanley Tucci co-wrote, co-directed and star in. Enjoy this delicate comedy about two Italian brothers struggling to save their family's restaurant in 1958 New Jersey. 105 minutes.

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

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "A Face in the Crowd"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

"A Face in the Crowd" (1957) features Andy Griffith, as a rural drifter who becomes an overnight media sensation, but also grows drunk with fame and power. 126 minutes.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Films of Elia Kazan: "Pinky"

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

One of the most revered directors of his era, Elia Kazan (1909-2003) also remains one of the most controversial. Kazan launched a revolution in realistic screen acting at mid-century. But when he provided names to the McCarthy era investigators in the early 1950s, damaging the careers of his peers, many regarded him as an unforgivable traitor for the rest of his life.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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