Love, Gilda

In this wonderful documentary, we bear witness to the life and many talents of the late great comedienne and actress Gilda Radner.

Finding Vivian Maier

Nanny. Hoarder. Prolific street photographer. All of these labels can be used to describe the late Vivian Maier, a formerly unknown artist who is the subject of a fascinating new documentary film by John Maloof, a Chicago-based real estate agent and amateur photographer who discovered her extensive collection, which has since been exhibited here in Chicago, as well as in New York, Los Angeles, London and France.

Hollywood Book Club: Naming Names

Thursday, November 18, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Join the Hollywood Book Club on the last Thursday of every month as we examine the history, films, genres, stars and scandals of Hollywood and the film industry at large.

100th Anniversary of the Negro Leagues

With the baseball season finally about to start, join the #TipYourCap2020 movement and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues by checking out these items from our collection.

What We Do in the Shadows

With the premiere of season two of What We Do in the Shadows on FX and Hulu, fans can enjoy the continuing misadventures of Nandor, Nadja and Laszlo as they navigate modern day Staten Island…as vampires.

Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story

In Horn from the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story, we are shown the life and talent of Chicago’s very own legendary harmonica player and bluesman Paul Butterfield. Born and raised in the Southside’s Hyde Park neighborhood, he was exposed to both music and the arts at an early age by his parents, and eventually began sneaking into blues clubs throughout the city, where he would meet and become influenced by legends such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.

Modern Times Film Series: Rocketman

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 2:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month, come along on a fantastical, musical journey as Reginald Dwight transforms from shy piano prodigy into international superstar Elton John. Rated R. 2h 1m.

Page to Screen Club: Beloved

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 5:30 PM.

This month we'll watch Beloved after reading the novel by Toni Morrison. 1998. Rated R. 2h 52m.

Modern Times Film Series: The Upside

Tuesdays, February 11, 2:00 PM & February 25, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be The Upside, a comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic man and the unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. PG-13. 2h 6m.

Modern Times Film Series: On the Basis of Sex

Tuesdays, January 14, 2:00 PM & January 28, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be On the Basis of Sex, the true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases that led to her nomination and confirmation to the Supreme Court. PG-13. 1h 59m.

Page to Screen Club: Dune

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 5:30 PM.

This month we'll watch Dune after reading the novel by Frank Herbert. 1984. Rated PG-13. 2h 17m.

Modern Times Film Series: At Eternity’s Gate

Tuesday, December 10, 2:00 PM & December 17, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be At Eternity's Gate. During the last and most tumultuous years of his life, Vincent Van Gogh creates some of history’s most beloved and stunning works of art. PG-13. 1h 51m.

Modern Times Film Series: They Shall Not Grow Old

Tuesdays, November 12, 2:00 PM & November 26, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be They Shall Not Grow Old. Never-before-seen, and newly restored footage commemorates the centennial of the end of World War I in this groundbreaking documentary. 2018. Rated R. 1h 39m.

Modern Times Film Series: Halloween

Tuesday, October 15, 2:00 PM & October 22, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be Halloween. In this sequel to the 1978 horror classic, Laurie Strode confronts Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree four decades ago. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Modern Times Film Series: A Star is Born

Tuesdays, September 03, 2:00 PM & September 24, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be A Star is Born. A veteran musician helps an up-and-coming singer find fame as alcoholism sends his own career into a downward spiral. 2018. Rated R. 2h 16m.

Maria by Callas

In Maria by Callas, we witness the talent and drama that surrounded the career and life of one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century: Maria Callas.

Modern Times Film Series: First Man

Tuesdays, August 13, 2:00 PM & August 27, 6:00 PM.

The Modern Times Film series showcases new additions to the library's movie collection. This month's movie will be First Man. A riveting look at the life of the astronaut Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first person to walk on the surface of the Moon. 2h 21m. PG-13.