If you are interested in film, food, and friendly discussion, then this group is for you. In the Documentary Series: Looking at Issues Through Film, OLLI members will have the opportunity to watch five documentary films that explore social, environmental and political issues of our times.
Immediately after each film, participants will gather at Avanti's North on Knoxville Avenue or another local eatery for a moderated discussion, allowing everyone to explore the topic in greater depth with each other. You do not have to dine in order to participate in the discussion.
Click here for a list of the Documentaries that will be featured in this series.
NOTE: Registration is not yet available for this series, but we will have a link in next week's newsletter!
Marge Semmens, a frequent OLLI Study Group Facilitator or community experts will lead the discussions following the films. Descriptions of the films can be found below
February 2- The Great Invisible
A documentary on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion. This film is seen through the eyes of oil executives, survivors, and Gulf Coast residents who experienced it first-hand, and then were left to pick up the pieces while the world moved on.
February 9- The Overnighters
A local Pastor risks everything to help the Dakota oil fields. Broken and desperate men chase their dreams as they run from their demons in the North.
February 16- Keep on Keepin' On
A documentary that follows jazz legend Clark Terry over four years to document the mentorship between Terry and 23-year-old blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin, as the young man prepares to complete in an elite, international competition.
March 9- Barefoot Bandit
A telling of the life of Colton Harris-Moore, notorious airplane thief. The young boy's dream of flying and designing airplanes becomes a reality when he breaks out of the halfway house at the age of 15 and steals the first of five airplanes. Colton's captor, lawyer, mother, and the FBI team that haunted him for several years tell the almost unbelievable story of the Barefoot Bandit.
March 16- Where Was God?
May 20, 2013--an EF5 Tornado ripped through Moore, OK. the Magnitude of the Devastation measured over eight times greater than the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima. As the world watched, one question continued to surface- Where Was God?
Dates: February 2, 9, 16 and March 9 and 16
Time: All films will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4:45 p.m. to receive your ticket. No previews are shown before the films, so please be prompt.
Location: Goodrich Willow Knolls 14 Theatre, 4100 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria.
Parking: Free parking is available in the lot in front of the theatre.
Cost: $45 per person - includes tickets to all five films, discussion and best of all socialization.
Next week, a Registration link will be available for the Documentary Series. For now, mark your calendars for this intriguing series.
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