Our afternoon film series returns. “Hollywood Goes to War” features six screen classics from the 1940s, with Oak Park film historian Doug Deuchler leading discussions. All screenings start at 1:30 pm and are held in the Main Library Veterans Room.
Sahara, Monday, June 3. Humphrey Bogart and his tank crew, a microcosm of the allied troops, encounter Nazis in the Libyan desert in the 1943 film.
Mrs. Miniver, Tuesday, June 11. Greer Garson is a British housewife during the German blitz early in the World War II in this 1942 film.
The Fighting Sullivans, Monday, June 17. A true story about a close-knit group of Iowa brothers who served together in the navy on the USS Juneau in this 1944 film.
Desperate Journey, Monday, June 24. Errol Flynn and his crew, including Ronald Reagan, as they are shot down over Germany and struggle to evade capture by the Nazis in this 1942 film.
Cry Havoc, Monday, July 1. Conflict among a motley crew of army nurses stationed in Bataan at the time of the Japanese invasion in this 1943 film.
The Pride of the Marines, Monday, July 8. John Garfield in the true story of a marine hero blinded in battle. See the marine readjust to civilian life with the help of his wife in this 1945 film.
To find more free movies showing at the library, sort our calendar  by "film screening."