Named for U.S. President and Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, Chicago's Grant Park comprises several city locations: Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum Campus.
But in 1968, as Netflix's The Trial of the Chicago 7 points out, Grant Park saw major clashes between the Chicago Police Department and demonstrators during the Democratic National Convention.
We'll consider the 2020 film, Grant Park's history, and public art on this short virtual tour.
Watch this virtual tour live on Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page.
Virtual Tour FAQs
How Do I Watch?
This experience takes place on Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page. Visit the link at the scheduled time and click PLAY on the live video. (You do not need a Facebook account to watch.)
Can I Get a Reminder?
Sure! If you follow Chicago Movie Tours on Facebook and allow notifications on your device, you will be notified when we go live. If you'd like an email reminder, register here for the event at least 24 hours before it begins.
Can I Watch Later?
Virtual tours may not be available after their livestream. Because Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events often include film clips that may trigger social media censors, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter may remove the videos after the livestream, even though the material is considered fair use. In short: it's a good idea to watch live.
How Do I Tip?
Nearly all of Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events are FREE to attend! If you'd like to make a donation or tip, you may do so when you register, via our donation page, or directly through Venmo or Paypal. Thank you!
Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours and in-person programs incorporate the following to bring the subject matter to life:
Clips and screenshots
Movie fan magazines
Expert commentary...and more