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“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

“Saddle up, partner!”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) for “Saddle Up and Pass the Beans,” a special summer episode of Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club. We’ll be talking about the greatest westerns ever made by Hollywood, and those western knock-offs made in Spain by Sergio Leone during the 1960s. We’ll have clips from “Shane,” “High Noon,” “The Searchers,” “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” “The Wild Bunch” and, of course, “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” plus others. See Vernon Area Public Library District for more details.

Cost: Free

WEDNESDAY, July 21, 7:00pm
Vernon Area Public Library
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, Illinois

“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

“Sex in Hollywood–A Love/Hate Story”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) as they examine how Hollywood handled the touchy issue of sex up to the creation of the Ratings Administration. Included are clips from such films as “The Kiss,” “It Happened One Night,” “Tarzan and His Mate,” “The Outlaw” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” See Schaumburg Township District Library for more details.

Cost: Free

THURSDAY, May 6, 7:30pm
AV Theater
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinois

“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

“I am Not an Animal!”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) as they examine how Hollywood’s view of the disabled has drastically changed since Todd Browning’s 1932 film “Freaks.” Clips from “The Miracle Worker,” “The Best Years of Our Lives,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “Mask,” “The Elephant Man,” “Shine” and many others will be shown and discussed. See Schaumburg Township District Library for more details.

Cost: Free

THURSDAY, April 1, 7:30pm
AV Theater
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinois

“Dann and Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

“007’s license to thrill”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) as they examine the dossier of James Bond to discover why he’s the most durable character in movie history. Clips from “Dr. No,” “Goldfinger” plus many others are scheduled. See events at Arlington Heights Memorial Library for more details.

Cost: Free

Thursday, November 12, 7:30pm
Hendrickson Room
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights

“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Friday, September 25th, 2009

“On the Banned Wagon: Cinema’s Forbidden Films”

Dann Gire and Raymond Benson Join Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) as they discuss “On the Banned Wagon: Cinema’s Forbidden Films,” a look at the most censored movies in history. Clips from “The Miracle,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “The Last Temptation of Christ,” “The Life of Brian,” “Birth of a Nation” and 10 others. See Schaumburg Township District Library for more details.

Cost: Free

THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 7:30pm
AV Wing
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinios

“Dann and Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Friday, September 4th, 2009

“An Elephant in my PJs”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) for the first of a two-part series on the Great Comedies from the silent era through the 1950s. Clips from “Duck Soup,” “City Lights,” “Some Like It Hot,” “Harvey” and 13 others. See events at Arlington Heights Memorial Library for more details.

Cost: Free

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 7:30pm
Hendrickson Room
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights

“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

“Off to see the Wizard: Fantasy Goes to the Movies”

Dann Gire and Raymond BensonJoin Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) as they discuss the greatest fantasy films ever made, with clips from “The Wizard of Oz,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” “Babe,” “King Kong” plus 14 others. See Schaumburg Township District Library for more details.

Cost: Free

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 7:30pm
AV Wing
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinios

Third Teen Film Festival

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Join Dann for an evening of Northwest suburban teens armed with digital cameras as we present the winners in the third annual Teen Film Fest. Dann will be there to critique the works of budding Spielbergs and host a brief Q&A with the directors. For information go to http://www.ahml.info

Cost: Free

Friday, August 21, 7:00 p.m.
Hendrickson Room
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
500 N. Dunton Ave.
Arlington Heights

x#&%o!: The History Of Swear Words

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Many filmgoers are more upset by foul language in movies than depictions of violence and sex. What use are bad words? Why do they exist?

Join Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges) in an examination of the history and purpose of swear words as part of a Harper College Lifelong Learning class. You must register at (847) 925-6300 or go to harpercollege.edu.

Cost: $50 general admission; $25 for Lifelong members.
Course Title: x#&%o!: THE HISTORY OF SWEAR WORDS
Course Number: LSE 0666

THURSDAY, June 25, 6:30-8:30p.m.
Wojcik Center, Room 219
Harper College, Palatine

“Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club” outing

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Dann Gire and Raymond Benson

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 7:30pm
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
“DIRECTOR’S SHOWCASE–Steven Spielberg”

Join Dann Gire (film critic of Chicago’s suburban newspaper THE DAILY HERALD, as well as the founder and president of the Chicago Film Critics Association, and adjunct instructor at Aurora and Harper Colleges in Illinois) and Raymond Benson (novelist, author of 20 books, former official author of James Bond books, film historian, and Film History instructor at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois).