Oscar Arellano

Art House Saturday: Frida Kahlo

Directed by Roberto Guerra, Eila Hershon, Narrated by Sada Thompson, Produced by Roberto Guerra, Eila Hershon (Germany: ArtHaus Musik, 1983), 1 hour 1 minute

The Chicago Film Festival is going on now through October 25th. For those that cannot make it, the library has its own selection of films online. One that we recommend is the the documentary “Frida Kahlo.” This film gives the viewer an overview of the life and times of Mexico’s most famous female painter, Frida Kahlo. Learn about the devastating bus accident of her youth, how she expressed her anguish in art, her tumultuous relationship with Diego Rivera, and visit her famous “Blue House” in Coyoacán, Mexico. Hear selections from her diary, see old photos, and archived video that give a personal view into this legendary feminist icon.

Click here to view, Frida Kahlo

RIP Gale Sayers- Record Holder for Most Touchdowns in a Single Game

Gale Sayers -Chicagobears.com

This past week Chicago Bears fans mourned the death of Gale Sayers at age 77. With the passing of Gale Sayers closes the greatest running back chapter in Chicago Bears history.

How good was Gale Sayers? His coach and legendary founder George Halas called his 6 TD game the best single-game performance that he ever witnessed. That day Sayers rushed for 4 TDs, had 1 receiving TD, and capped it off with 1 punt return TD. Halas also said of Sayers, “If you want to see perfection as a running back, you best get a hold of a film of Gale Sayers. He was poetry in motion. His like will never be seen again.”

To many he was an amazing football player, but to those who knew him, he was an even better person. His friendship with fellow Bears player Brian Piccolo was memorialized in the film Brian’s Song. His social movement efforts and humanity garnered the respect of people outside of the sports world.

Here are items in our collection for you to enjoy to remember this all-time Chicago Bear legend.

Brian’s Song- DVD This pop culture is a drama about the deep friendship between Gale Sayers, halfback for the Chicago Bears, and his teammate, Brian Piccolo, who died of cancer in 1970.

Game of My Life- Stories about and the memories of 28 former and current players on the Chicago Bears football team including Gale Sayers.

I am Third– I Am Third is the memoir of Gale Sayers, one of the best running backs in the history of the NCAA and pro football. It is also the story of his friendship with Brian Piccolo.

“Holy Molars! It’s Batman Day!

 

Before COVID, today was one of the biggest days of the year for comic shops, bookstores, and libraries across the globe as everybody celebrated Batman Day.

This year will be no exception! Here is a collection of Batman titles for you to check out online or in person.

Batman in our online Hoopla collection

Batman in our library collection

Here is a link to DC Comic’s official Batman Day website

Three Jokers a Morality Tale

3 Jokers- DC Comics

DC Comic’s release of “Three Jokers” is a massive hit. The first issue release of this comic book series is bound to have a second and third printing as issues are flying off local comic book shop shelves. Released on DC Comic’s mature content line, Black Label, Three Jokers is not just violent for violence’s sake. It is shaping up to be an incredibly dark morality tale. Readers who finished the first issue will find themselves questioning whether two classic DC characters have finally lost their way.

The question Three Jokers immediately asks is, “What happens if our comic heroes finally crack under the suffering and violent crimes of the Joker?”

For those that pondering this question, authors have written academic papers on the subject, and can be found through our resources.

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime from University Press Scholarship eBooks.

“It’s What You Do That Defines You”: Batman as Moral Philosopher and other abstracts from Wiley Online Library

To find these articles and more from University Press Scholarship eBooks or Wiley Online Library, click here to access them through Moraine Valley Library’s eBook database page.

To read Batman or Joker comics and graphic novels online for FREE with your Moraine Valley Library account , click here try Hoopla.

Student Laptops!

We have more laptops in stock. Students needing a laptop can request one through MVConnect- Student-Forms- Loaner Technology! Contact the library for more information.

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