Movies in the Park!
Movies in the Park-The DuSable Museum of African American History
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us at the DuSable Museum for a night of family fun! Every Third Saturday June, July, & August 6:00PM the fun begins. Movie begins at Dusk. Fun Includes:
* Free Popcorn
* Free Refreshments
* Fun Activities for Youth
* Tour the DuSable Mobile Museum and much more!
Saturday, July 19, 2014 “42” starring Chadwick Boseman, T.R.Knight and Harrison Ford. In 1946, Jackie Robinson is a Negro League baseball player who never takes racism lying down. Branch Rickey is a Major League team executive with a bold idea. To that end, Rickey recruits Robinson to break the unspoken color line as the first modern African American Negro League player. As both anticipate, this proves a major challenge for Robinson and his family as they endure, unrelenting racist hostility on and off the field, from player and fan alike. As, Jackie struggles against his nature to endure such abuse without complaint, he finds allies and hope where he least expects it.
Saturday, August 16, 2014 “20 Feet From Stardom” starring Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer and Patti Austin. This 2014 Academy Award winner for “Best Documentary,” tells the story of backup singers who live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we’ve had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African American singers is explored through the rock era. Furthermore, special focus is given to special stand-outs who endeavored to make a living in the art burdened with a low profile and more personal career frustrations, especially those who faced the very different challenge of singing in the spotlight themselves.
Rated: PG 13
The Chicago Park District’s “Movies In the Parks” at The DuSable is made possible by: the South East Chicago Commission; Willie B. Cochran, 20th Ward Alderman; The DuSable Museum of African American History and United Airlines, the official airline of the DuSable Museum.
The DuSable Museum of African American History gratefully acknowledges the Chicago Park District’s generous support of the Museum.
For more information visit http://www.dusablemuseum.org or call 773 947-0600