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Lecture: The Tumultuous Sixties Arrive in Hollywood

Sunday, October 23, 2016
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Members free, $10 non-members

The 1960s was not only a decade of social, political, and cultural upheaval in the United States, but was also a tumultuous time for Hollywood. The movies of 1967, in particular, reflected the culmination of forces at work in the American entertainment industry that would forever change films made in the United States. This program by Alan Wenzel examines three significant 1967 movies that illustrated the social ferment of the time and shaped the future of Hollywood films: In the Heat of the Night, The Graduate, and Bonnie and Clyde, all of which have connections to Illinois.  The lecture is in conjunction with “The Sixties” exhibit which will close October 23rd.