If you couldn't make your usual trip to Cannes this year, or your plans for the Toronto International Film Festival fell through, you are in luck. This October brings us the Chicago International Film Festival showcasing 127 feature films, 21 documentaries and 50 shorts from more than 55 countries.
Giuseppe Verdi was born on this date 200 years ago, October 10th 1813. In honor of his bicentenary, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra will be streaming a live performance of his Requiem on their website this evening at 7pm. Also, visit the Audio Visual Department to explore our selection of Verdi recordings and videos.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 7PM there will be at the Highland Park Public Library a screening of the documentary titled “Touch Cuba 2012,” filmed by Daniel Kullman of Bitter Jester Creative for Hedwig Dances.
Roger Ebert lost his battle with cancer on April 4th, 2013.
He was a screenwriter who wrote several celebrated films. He was a Pulitzer Prize winning film critic who raised the standards of journalism and criticsim to new heights. He will be missed.
Find out which of the winners and nominees of the 85th annual Academy Awards are available at the Library.
Films recieving the most nominations were Lincoln with twelve, followed by Life of Pi with eleven. The winners are listed first and in italics.