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Thu, Nov 09


Zoom – Elmwood Park Public 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

Nov 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST

Zoom – Elmwood Park Public Library


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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