Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Cinematic Chicago: "Medium Cool"

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Medium Cool (1969) is a documentary-style film combining elements of fiction and nonfiction content during the violent 1968 Democratic National Convention. 110 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. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Cinematic Chicago: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a high school wise guy skips school to spend the day downtown. This year marks the 30th anniversary of this 1986 film. 103 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. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Cinematic Chicago: "Barbershop"

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Barbershop (2002) tells a smartly written, warm-hearted story about funny characters in a South Side barbershop. 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. 

All films in the series will be shown on Wednesdays, 12:30-3 pm, at the Main Library:

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

One Book, One Oak Park - Celebration and Panel Discussion

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrate the program's close with a special panel discussion featuring author and Columbia College professor emeritus George Bailey; journalist, Columbia College professor, author, and filmmaker Stan West; author and Chicago State University assistant professor of history Dr. Lionel Kimble; and Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Roosevelt University professor John Fountain.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Steve James: "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" Film Screening and Discussion

Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Join us for the screening of the award-winning documentary, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, followed by a discussion with director Steve James. This film was part of the Peabody Award winning ESPN series, "30 for 30."

This film explores a 1993 racially charged brawl in Hampton, Virginia, involving NBA star Allen Iverson, who was a high school basketball player at the time. The incident, and Iverson's subsequent trial and conviction, sharply divided the city along racial lines and marked a serious turning point in Iverson's life.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Film Screening: "My Fair Lady"

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm

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.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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The Rope Warrior

The Rope Warrior

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

David Fisher has been performing this interactive and engaging jump-rope show all over the world for 22 years. Come and see him jump rope while sitting on the ground! Good for the whole family. Registration required.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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What Do You See When You Look at Me? Women and Aging

What Do You See When You Look at Me? Women and Aging

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Meet and discuss a new book, "Women in Late Life: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Age" with the author Martha Holstein.  Magic Tree Book Store will have books available for sale and signing.

"Women in Late Life" explores thorny issues related to gender and aging, including ageism, cultural expectations, body image, caring at the end of life, chronic illness, Social Security, caregiving, and more. Blending personal narrative with current research, this interdisciplinary look at gender and aging is nuanced and beautifully written.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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