VIRTUAL Classic Film Discussions: The 70s "The Conversation"

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Glencoe Public Library

Event Details

January 13: Chinatown
January 20: The Conversation
The 1970s were a time of questioning all our institutions and a time of seeking our identity--as a country and as individuals. Nowhere was the decade's spirit more evident than in the cinema. Hollywood responded to the turbulent times with anti-heroes and strong women; conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films; and indies and personal filmmaking. Francine J. Sanders, film scholar and writer, returns to lead discussions of two iconic films from the American New Wave.

You'll need to watch the film on your own prior to the discussion. The Glencoe library has the film on DVD, and other libraries in the system have it on Blu-ray. The film can also be streamed for about $4 or with membership through Amazon Prime, AppleTV, Google Play, Hulu, Paramount+, Philo, Sling TV, Vudu, and YouTube. (As of December 1, it is NOT available through Kanopy or Netflix) 

You're welcome to attend one or both of the discussions, but attending both will give you the best experience. If you wish to attend both of the discussions, you'll need to sign up separately.

Thursday, January 13, 1-2:30 pm: Chinatown (dir. Roman Polanski, 1974) A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder. With Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

Thursday, January 20, 1-2:30 pm: The Conversation (dir.  Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered. With Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest, Harrison Ford, Teri Garr, and Robert Duvall. Read an in-depth review of the film here.

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Event Type(s): Arts and Music
Age Group(s): Adult