Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:30pm

The Northbrook Public Library will be celebrating the craft of filmmaking in October and November. Discover the underappreciated works of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and learn about the art of cinematography. Make your own movie magic in the Collaboratory's Peltz Digital Media Lab, a room outfitted with hardware and software designed to help users create and edit digital recordings (audio, movie, images, etc.). 

Youth programs include a class on creating a miniature special effects studio (Grades 4-8), monstrous movie makeup from a film makeup artist (Grades 6-12), and a chance to enter a short film for the Northbrook Youth Film Festival in November. 

Join us on our film craft adventures and gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the cinematic experience! *RS = Reserve your spot. 

Tarkovsky Film Fest RS

The Sacrifice (1986): In Swedish language with subtitles.
Tuesday, October 16, 7:00 to 9:30pm, Auditorium

Solaris (1972): In Russian language with subtitles. (Discussion following viewing)
Tuesday, October 23, 7:00 to 9:30pm, Auditorium
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Stalker (1979): In Russian language with subtitles.
(With special guest in attendance, cameraman assistant on the Stalker film set.)
Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 to 9:45pm, Auditorium
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Learn the connection between a Northbrook resident and famed Russian filmmaker, Andrei Tarkovsky, who Ingmar Bergman called "the greatest of them all."

The Art of Cinematography RS

Zbigniew Banas talks about the role of cinematography and its contributions to a film's visual content. He'll also discuss how cinematography has evolved over the years and present examples of cinematographers and their work.
October 23, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Auditorium
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Call for Film Submissions! Northbrook Youth Film Festival (Grades 7-12)

Attention teens! Let your creativity shine and enter a short film for the Northbrook Youth Film Festival. Turn in your entry at the library for a chance to have your film shown in the library's Auditorium and win awesome filmmaking equipment! Get the submission form and more details online at

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 5
Film Festival Event: Tuesday, November 13, 6:00-8:30pm RS

Film Lecture  RS

Film historian Matthew Hoffman discusses the work of British filmmakers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Have the chance to win prizes, including film DVDs and a Michael Powell's autobiography.
Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 to 8:00pm, Auditorium
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Northbrook Youth Film Festival Event (All Ages) RS

Please join us to celebrate local teen filmmakers at this special screening of the Youth Film Festival’s short film entries. After the screening, prizes will be awarded and there will be a small reception with movie-themed refreshments. This event is open to the public.
Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:30pm, Auditorium
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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Release Party (Grades K-12) RS

Celebrate the release of the newest film in the Harry Potter franchise with magical activities, challenges, and crafts for wizards and muggles alike. Get ready to brandish your wands and seek out magical creatures!
Friday, November 16, 3:30 to 5:00pm, YS Department
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International Children’s Film Festival (All Ages) RS

Join us for a mini film fest, featuring eight enchanting short films just for kids, including a story about a clever bear, the “king of birds” and a boy who turns math into music Vote for your favorite and help us decide who will win “Best of the Fest” prize. Cosponsored by the Friends. 
Saturday, November 24, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Auditorium
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