Great Souls Film Series at the Egyptian Theatre
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Friday, May 4, 2018
The DeKalb Public Library and the Egyptian Theatre present the “Great Souls” film series, a screening of three FREE cultural movies throughout the spring. A panel discussion will be held in late spring to discuss the cultural beliefs and values represented in the films.
The series begins with Seven Years in Tibet (1997), the true story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China’s takeover of Tibet. Thursday, Mar 8th, 2018 at 07:00 PM
The second movie in the film series is Gandhi (1982). This acclaimed biographical drama presents major events in the life of Mohandas Gandhi (Ben Kingsley), the beloved Indian leader who stood against British rule over his country. Dedicated to the concept of nonviolent resistance, Gandhi is initially dismissed by English officials, including the influential Lord Irwin (John Gielgud), but eventually, he and his cause become internationally renowned, and his gatherings of passive protest move India towards independence. Thursday, Apr 12th, 2018 at 07:00 PM
The film series will wrap up with a showing of Selma (2014). Although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 legally desegregated the South, discrimination was still rampant in certain areas, making it very difficult for blacks to register to vote. In 1965, an Alabama city became the battleground in the fight for suffrage. Despite violent opposition, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, and their efforts culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 07:00 PM
These screenings are free and open to the public.
For more information contact the Egyptian Theatre
135 N. Second Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115