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WINTER FILM SERIES • Life’s Journeys

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao Tzu). Inner journeys or outward explorations—both can nourish the soul and define one’s path in life. This season’s GlenVIEWINGS selections focus on films about life’s journeys, so often of self-discovery.
A casual audience-led discussion follows matinee screenings.

Unless Otherwise Noted, Just Drop In • Resource Guides Provided
A Most Wanted Man

Friday, December 19, 2 & 6:30 PM
(122 min/R/2014)

A half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community. Is he a victim or a destruction-bent extremist? What is this most wanted man’s true identity? A tension-filled journey based on a John le Carré novel.

The Hundred Foot Journey

Sunday, January 4, 1:30 PM
(122 min/PG/2014)

The Kadam family leaves India for France to set up an Indian restaurant—directly across the road from a snobbish Michelin-starred eatery. A journey from ignorance to understanding.


Friday, January 16, 1:30 & 6 PM
(165 min/R/2014)
Please note: Special Friday matinee and evening times (1:30 & 6 PM) due to the length of the film.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child, who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. An ode to perhaps life’s biggest journeys—growing up and parenting.

Get On Up

Friday, February 20, 2 & 6:30 PM
(139 min/PG-13/2014)

Commemorate Black History Month with this chronicle of singer, songwriter, and activist James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty in the deep South to become one of the most influential musicians in history—the Godfather of Soul.

The Theory of Everything

Friday, February 27, 2 & 6:30 PM
(123 min/PG-13/2014)

The Winter Series’ final journey is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student, Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). At 21, Hawking learns that he has motor neuron disease, but despite this – and with Jane at his side – he begins an ambitious study of time. Based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking.

Christmas in Connecticut

Sunday, December 21, 2-4 PM

Take a moment for yourself during the rush of the season to enjoy a holiday film classic. Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sydney Greenstreet will fill the big screen with this tall tale about a famous writer whose intricate deceptions will entrap her publisher and a returning war hero. Bring your family and friends to share a special holiday afternoon at the movies. Light refreshments served.


Please register for this documentary mini-series, which includes discussion with the filmmakers.

Food Patriots

Wednesday, January 7, 6:30-8:30 PM
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Touched by their teenage son’s battle with a foodborne superbug, local filmmakers Jeff and Jennifer Spitz document the family’s newfound interest in food sources—meeting people from all walks of life who are trying to change the way Americans view food and educate the next generation of consumers. Meet the film makers and learn how changing your food patterns by 10% can help change the world…a worthy New Year’s resolution! Enjoy planet-friendly treats from Whole Foods Market Northbrook.

The Homestretch
From Homelessness to Hope

Sunday, February 8, 1:30-3:30 PM
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Kartemquin Films brings us this moving documentary about three homeless teenagers who brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone on the streets to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as they create new, surprising definitions of home. Can they recover from the traumas of abandonment and homelessness and build the future they dream of? View the film, meet the teenagers, and join in the discussion.