Welcome to the Audio-Visual Department!
Highland Park is home to many fine things. The city proudly hosts the Ravinia Festival every summer. We have well-crafted homes that are the pinnacle of architecture, a breathtaking beachfront and a thriving culinary scene. But what you may not know is that Highland Park is also home to an excellent blues record label, The Sirens Records.
The library is proud to annouce the next event of our ongoing Sunday afternoon film series. We will be hosting a screening and discussion of the Woody Allen film, "Midnight in Paris". This is happening this Sunday, April 28th, at 2pm in the library's auditorium.
The 53rd annual Grammy Awards were held on February 13, 2011, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. All underlined titles below are in the Library's collection.
The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, was released on Blu-ray and DVD yesterday. The latest is about Bond (Daniel Craig) investigating an attack on MI6 as well as an assassination attempt on the agent M (Judi Dench) by a rogue agent named Raoul Silvia (Javier Bardem).
The CKUA Radio Network presents Smithsonian Folkways: Sounds to Grow On, a new 26-part series featuring the original recordings of the Folkways Collection, now a cornerstone of Smithsonian Folkways Records' vast catalogue. This series, hosted by Michael Asch, the only child of Folkways Records' founder Moses Asch, and researched by Robert Wiznura, is a co-production of The Smithsonian Women's Committee, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, folkwaysAlive! at the University of Alberta, and the CKUA Radio Network.
Life in a Day is a crowdsourced documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, July 24, 2010.
Criterion Collection releases represent the highest quality in technical standards and artistic value. Criterion's primary focus is on classics of world cinema and Hollywood, independent films, documentaries, and emerging directors. In addition, releases often contain significant supplemental materials that enhance the enjoyment and understanding of these important films. To see a list of the foreign language Criterion tiltes at the library click here. To explore English language Criterion titles at the library click here.