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The Admimal at the Lake

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929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States

January 2017

Silver Screenings: All That Heaven Allows

Sunday, January 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members & guests—free. Join us for the new film series, "Big and Beatiful: Big Screen Color Films of the Fifties". This 1955 romance feature film starring Jane Wyman and Rock Hudson in a tale about a well-to-do widow and a younger landscape designer falling in love.

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April 2017

“The King & I” Silver Screenings

Sunday, April 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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May 2017

Silver Screenings: Snow White

Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Chicago, IL United States
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Members & Guests- free. Walt Disney invented the full-length animated feature film when he produced “Snow White” (1937) (fully restored Platinum edition).  By 1933 Disney had advanced the art of the musical cartoon as far as it could go. (e.g., “The Three Little Pigs”). To make a feature film, he expanded and reinvented his production facilities and techniques, hired crowds of young illustrators and organized an in-house graduate school of animation. The final product still takes your breath away. The…

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June 2017

Silver Screenings: Something Wild

Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Chicago, IL United States
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Members and guests-free. Silver Screenings is a monthly film viewing and discussion group that meets in the very comfortable screening room at the Admiral at the Lake. This month, join us for Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild starring Melanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels and Ray Liotta. We will watch a restored, high definition digital transfer on Blu-ray disc that was personally supervised by the film’s cinematographer, Tak Fujimoto, and approved by director Jonathan Demme. You do not want to miss it.

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July 2017

Silver Screenings: The Lady Eve (1941)

Sunday, July 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Scroll down to register. Starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda. Written and Directed by Preston Sturges. One of the ten most popular films of 1941. Roger Ebert wrote, "If I were asked to name the single scene in all of romantic comedy that was sexiest and funniest at the same time, I would advise beginning at six seconds past the 20-minute mark in Preston Sturges's The Lady Eve.

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August 2017

Silver Screenings: His Girl Friday (1940)

Sunday, August 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests-free. Scroll down to register. Cynical reporters cover the upcoming execution of a simple-minded murderer. The greatest comic dialogue ever written. Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy, plus the greatest set of character actors ever assembled in Hollywood. Adapted for the screen by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur from their play, Front Page, which was based on their years as reporters in Chicago.

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September 2017

Silver Screenings: Easy Living (1937)

Sunday, September 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests-free. Scroll down to register. Jean Arthur, Edward Arnold, Ray Milland. The third richest banker in America, infuriated by the number of fur coats in his wife’s closet, grabs one and throws it off his penthouse balcony. It lands on Mary Smith (Arthur) while she is riding to work on a double-decker bus. Hilarity ensues. Also trenchant satire. Written by Preston Sturges.

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October 2017

Silver Screenings: Bambi (1940)

Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests-free. Scroll down to register. In making this film, Walt Disney focused on two aspects: realistic movement for the animal characters and an impressionistic technique for scenery. He created a small zoo at the studio, with young deer, rabbits, squirrels, and skunks, which his illustrators studied to render their characters. (There are no humans in the film.) The techniques for scenery were based on traditional Chinese painting, applied through a multi-layered arrangement of transparencies.  We will watch a fully…

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November 2017

Silver Screenings: Thelma and Loise

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests-free. Scroll down to register. Two women take a trip. Directed by Ridley Scott and starring Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, with a young Brad Pitt in his first featured role. Oscar-winning script by Callie Kouri. Sarandon, Davis, and Scott were Oscar nominated, as were the photography and editing.  

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December 2017

Silver Screenings: Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests-free. Scroll down to register. This holiday comedy stars Steve Martin and John Candy as incompatible companions on a 3-day odyssey home to Chicago for Thanksgiving. It has a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is featured in Roger Ebert's Great Movies. The funniest holiday movie you’ve probably never seen.

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January 2018

The Artists of The Village Chicago

Saturday, January 13, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Scroll down to register. Join us for the opening reception to view the work of 18 talented Village artists working in a variety of media. Light refreshments will be served. The Village Chicago Art Exhibit can be seen at the Admiral on the Lake from January 12 to March 5.

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Silver Screenings: Stop Making Sense (1984)

Sunday, January 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Scroll down to register. Shake off those winter-time blues with a film Leonard Maltin called “One of the greatest rock movies ever made." Directed by Jonathan Demme who also directed Something Wild, which Silver Screenings watched in June 2017. The film documents a December 1983 concert by the group Talking Heads. Pauline Kael of The New Yorker called it "...close to perfection."

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February 2018

Silver Screenings: The Exorcist (1973)

Sunday, February 18, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Scroll down to register. A sure cure for the winter-time blahs, starring Ellen Burstyn, Linda Blair, and Max von Sydow. The first horror film ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, The Exorcist is on everyone’s short list of the best horror films ever made. We will watch a Blu-ray remastering of the film’s original big screen version.

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April 2018

Silver Screenings: The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests–free. Please scroll down to register. Three student filmmakers trek into the Maryland forest in 1994 to film a documentary about an colonial-era legend known as the Blair Witch. Since debuting as a huge success at the 1999 Sundance Festival, this horror film has been often copied, never equaled.

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May 2018

Silver Screenings: Miami Blues (1990)

Sunday, May 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Please scroll down to register. Neo-noir, black comedy, crime film. A young psychopath recently released from prison (Alec Baldwin) starts a new life in Miami. Also starring Fred Ward and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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June 2018

Silver Screenings: Burn After Reading (2008)

Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Please scroll down to register. Black comedy written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Brad Pitt.

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August 2018

Silver Screenings: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Sunday, August 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Registration deadline: August 17. Please scroll down to register. This hilarious comedy stars Steve Martin, Michael Caine, and Glenn Headley. Directed by Frank Oz (best known as creator of The Muppets), this film is set in the French Riviera and follows two men competing to swindle an American heiress out of $50,000. A remake of this film, entitled The Hustle, will be released in 2019. Silver Screenings presents films that you probably saw (or should have seen)…

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September 2018

Silver Screenings: The Big Short (2015)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Members & guests—free. Registration deadline: September 14. To register, please scroll down or call the Village office at 773.248.8700. A comedy-drama about the 2007-2008 financial crisis, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Marisa Tomei. The film employs unconventional techniques to explain complex financial instruments, including a cameo appearance by Richard Thaler (winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Economics). The film was nominated for five Oscars and won the prize for Best Adapted Screenplay. Silver Screenings…

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October 2018

2018 LGBT History Month Program: Boys Don’t Cry

Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
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Members & guests–free. To register, please scroll down or call the Village office at 773.248.8700. Join us at Admiral at the Lake for a free screening of Boys Don't Cry, a 1999 American biographical film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Peirce and Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, an American trans man played in the film by Hilary Swank, who adopts a male identity and attempts to find himself and love…

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July 2019

Thursday Memoir Writing – Summer Session

Thursday, July 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

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Members only–$60 for the 6 session series. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew so large that it had a waiting list to get in. That gave Myrna an idea. She…

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Thursday Memoir Writing – Summer Session

Thursday, July 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members only–$60 for the 6 session series. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew so large that it had a waiting list to get in. That gave Myrna an idea. She…

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August 2019

Thursday Memoir Writing – Summer Session

Thursday, August 1, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, August 16, 2019

The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members only–$60 for the 6 session series. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew so large that it had a waiting list to get in. That gave Myrna an idea. She…

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February 2020

Thursday Memoir Writing–Winter Session

Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 13, 2020

The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members—$60 & guests—$90 for the 6-session series. Please note: Some meetings for this group will take place in members' homes that are not accessible. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew…

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Thursday Memoir Writing–Winter Session

Thursday, February 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 13, 2020

The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members—$60 & guests—$90 for the 6-session series. Please note: Some meetings for this group will take place in members' homes that are not accessible. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew…

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Thursday Memoir Writing–Winter Session

Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Friday, March 13, 2020

The Admimal at the Lake, 929 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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Members—$60 & guests—$90 for the 6-session series. Please note: Some meetings for this group will take place in members' homes that are not accessible. Participants write short pieces and share their writing on various topics, exploring events in their lives. Sessions are led by Beth Finke, an award-winning author, teacher, journalist, and NPR commentator. A History of Memoir Writing at the Village In 2011, the popular weekly memoir-writing class Village member Myrna Knepler attended at the Chicago Cultural Center grew…

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