Broadway to Hollywood: "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Maggie Smith won an Oscar playing a self-deluded teacher in a 1930s British girls' school in this 1969 film directed by Ronald Neame.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Broadway to Hollywood: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Tennessee Williams drama focusing on marital problems between beautiful, unfulfilled Elizabeth Taylor and heavy drinker Paul Newman. Richard Brooks directed this 1958 film.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Broadway to Hollywood: "I Never Sang for my Father"

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Widowed professor Gene Hackman reaches out to his bitter, controlling father, Melvyn Douglass in this 1970 films directed by Gilbert Cates.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local
reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Broadway to Hollywood: "Gaslight"

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

A Victorian newlywed (Ingrid Bergman) is unaware that her husband is a crazed murderer in this 1944 film directed by George Cukor.

From the dawn of sound, motion pictures audiences have enjoyed movie versions of dramatic works by significant playwrights. Join local reviewer and film historian Doug Deuchler for a series featuring seven classic movies that made the transition from stage to screen.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 

Hollywood Goes to War: "Cry Havoc"

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

President Franklin D. Roosevelt promoted film as a key war industry which showcased heroism, selflessness and the need for co-operation. Watch the conflicts among a motley crew of Army nurses who are stationed in Bataan at the time of the Japanese invasion in this 1943 film. Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler leads discussion.

Location: 
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Bogie! Film Series: The Caine Mutiny

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:30pm to 3:45pm

Bogie! film series, every last Wednesday, January through October:
Join our ongoing film festival as we screen and discuss films starring the most famous actor of all time. Popcorn is served, discussion moderated by librarian and film historian follows each film.

Wed, Jan 25: They Drive By Night (Raoul Walsh, 1940)
Two brothers (Bogart and George Raft) struggle as wildcat truck drivers. One comes to harm, the other is accused of his friend's murder. Ann Sheridan and Ida Lupino also star. 95 min. Petrified Forest (clip, 1936).

Location: 
Meeting Room - Maze Branch

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