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Sat, Oct 14


Northfield Branch Library

Beyond the Blues Brothers

Celebrate the 1980 Chicago-based movie in all its iterations

Beyond the Blues Brothers
Beyond the Blues Brothers

Time and Location

Oct 14, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT

Northfield Branch Library, 1785 Orchard Ln, Northfield, IL 60093, USA


Celebrate the 1980 movie The Blues Brothers as you explore its backstories, mix of Hollywood genres, and impact on Chicago-based filmmaking.

This hour-long interactive talk considers (1) backstories of the 1980 movie and the Blues Brothers' act, made famous on SNL; (2) conventional Hollywood genres and 10 ways The Blues Brothers film, for better or worse, insists on mixing them; and (3) the movie’s impact on Chicago-based filmmaking, with a special nod to Jane Byrne, who served as Chicago’s mayor during the film’s production.



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