Film

Film showing & discussion - Women in Peril

Wait until Dark (1967)
Recently blinded Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn) is learning to cope with her blindness. Her life takes a frightening turn when a group of criminals led by Roat (Alan Arkin) start terrorizing her, believing that she has the doll they used to smuggle heroin. Susy’s husband Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) had taken the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international flight and brought it back to his apartment. Suzy is alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, desperately trying to survive. The film was directed by Terence Young.

"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.

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Bob Coscarelli
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Bag It! Film Showing and Discussion

Celebrate Global Day of Climate Action with a screening of “Bag It,” an award-winning documentary that examines society’s use and abuse of plastic. The film follows an average American who makes a pledge to stop using plastic bags. Following the screening, a discussion will be led by Kim Stone, associate director of Safer Pest Control Project and William Bogot, chairman of the Highland Park Environmental Commission. Presented with the Highland Park Environmental Commission and the League of Women Voters.

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Kim Stone, William Bogot
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Film Discussion: A Serious Man

Film instructor Dick Adler leads an in-depth discussion about this film.

This dark comedy centers on Larry Gopnik, a Jewish college professor in the Midwest during the 1960s. He watches his life unravel as his wife prepares to leave him for his pompous colleague, his deadbeat brother won’t get off the couch, his son is having problems at school and his daughter is stealing money from his wallet in order to save up for a nose job. Starring Michael Stuhlbarg, Richard Kind, Aaron Wolf. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen.
Sponsored by the Armon J. Kaplan Memorial Fund

Event will be held in the Auditorium.
Presenter: 
Dick Adler
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