Henson Highlights: "The Muppet Movie"

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:45pm

Join us as we celebrate the genius of Jim Henson. First up: "The Muppet Movie." Kermit the Frog, accompanied by many of his Muppet friends, ventures to Hollywood in search of fame and success, while evading a determined frog leg salesman. Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz and Jerry Nelson. (1979, 96 minutes, G)

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Meeting Room - Maze Branch
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LGBTQ Film Festival

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

The library's 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) film festival highlights some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

LGBT Film Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Oak Park Public Library is proud to sponsor the 2014 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) film festival, highlighting some of the best in independent film making. Films run four consecutive Sundays in September and October, starting at 2 pm in the Main Library Veterans Room.

Sept. 21 - "Zenne Dancer" (2012) 99 min. Turkey. Winner of the Antalya Golden Orange and Nuremberg film festivals, "Zenne Dancer" tells the story of a trio of gay men, whose different perspectives on gay culture in conservative Turkey tell a poignant and emotional story.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Gable's Girls: "The Call of the Wild"

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

During the Alaskan Gold Rush, Gable's luck changes when he buys a sled dog that's part wolf and rescues a woman whose husband is missing. Starring Loretta Young. (1935, 89 minutes)

Clark Gable's masculine presence enlivened 67 movies. To millions, he was Rhett Butler, the handsome, cynical, irresistible rogue. See and discuss movie classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, the 1930s, with film historian Doug Deuchler, Thursdays June 19 - July 24.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Created Equal Film Screening: "Slavery by Another Name"

Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join Erik Gellman, PhD, Roosevelt University to see and discuss this film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same title by Douglas A. Blackmon. Even as slavery ended in the south after the Civil War, new forms of forced labor kept thsands of African Americans in bondage until the onset of World War II.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

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