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MOVIE: "The Last Soul of a Summer Night" (aka "Chicago Heights")
The Chicago Heights Public Library and the Black Cinema House are proud to present a screening of Daniel Nearing’s film Last Soul on a Summer Night (original title Chicago Heights) at the Chicago Heights Public Library. Since the film is set in Chicago Heights, it’s only appropriate that it finally comes home. Nearing and some of his collaborators will be present to discuss the film.
It’s a peerless adaptation of a beloved book that heretofore had the reputation of being unadaptable: Sherwood Anderson’s 1919 novel Winesburg, Ohio. Nearing and his crew modernized the setting and cast it with all black actors, creating a unique and surprisingly effective film that takes what makes Anderson’s novel so great and makes it work on screen, a feat that few adaptations can manage. File under: unmissable. Here’s the trailer.
More About Chicago Heights Public Library
The Chicago Heights Public Library is a central resource and hub of information for the community. It keeps archives of the Southtown Star, and offers free internet access. It also host events, programs and book sales throughout the year.
Other events here
- Teen Book Club January 28, 2013 / February 25, 2013 / March 25, 2013 / April 29, 2013 / May 20, 2013 / June 24, 2013 / July 29, 2013 / August 26, 2013 / September 30, 2013 / October 28, 2013 / November 25, 2013 / December 30, 2013, 4:30 pm–5:30 pm
- Chicago Heights Photo Contest Daily, 10:00 am–8:00 pm
- Super Hero Month July 1, 2013 / July 8, 2013 / July 15, 2013 / July 22, 2013 / July 29, 2013, 3:30 pm–6:00 pm
- 2013 Teen Summer Pizza Taste-Off Wed, Aug 14, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm