Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril

Gaslight (1944)
Paula Anton (Ingrid Bergman) is a beautiful 19th century English singer studying in Italy. She is slowly being tormented by mysterious happenings in her luxurious Victorian home, which she inherited from her aunt, who was mysteriously murdered ten years earlier. Paula’s apparently devoted husband, Gregory (Charles Boyer), tries to convince her that she is just imagining things. Directed by George Cukor, the film also stars Joseph Cotton and Angela Lansbury.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.

Film Discussion with Dick Adler

Omar (2013)
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia, but occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he finds himself in a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardize his longtime trust with his childhood friends, and it is soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad.

Sponsored by Friends of the Highland Park Public Library.

Film showing: Tapped

The documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of the bottled water industry. Also examined is the impact of plastic bottles on the environment and our health.

This program is presented with the Highland Park Natural Resources Commission and the League of Women Voters.

William Bogot, Natural Resources Commission Chair
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"And They Came To Chicago: The Italian-American Legacy" Film Screening

Writer, producer, and director Gia Marie Amella screens her documentary film "And They Came To Chicago" that traces 150 years of the Italian-American experience in Chicago. The film is narrated by Joe Mantegna. Enjoy an Italian-style lunch following the film, available for $5. Lunch reservations required. Call (847) 432-4110 for a lunch reservation.

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Film Showing and Discussion: "Pride of the Yankees"

Bob Coscarelli, professor emeritus at College of Lake County, will introduce the film. A discussion follows the showing.
Presented with the Highland Park Senior Center.
Sponsored by Synergy HomeCare
Starring Gary Cooper, the film tells the story of Lou Gehrig, the Yank's great first baseman, whose career was cut down at its peak by an incurable illness known as ALS.

Bob Coscarelli
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