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Our Take On: "Witness for the Prosecution"

written by Patricia

Can we talk about this film without revealing its final twists?

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Our Take On: "Blazing Saddles"

written by Patricia

JFB Answers the question: "Does Blazing Saddles Hold Up in the 21st Century?"

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The Votes Are In: Here are our Film Picks for 2018!

written by Patricia

We will be exploring three new themes for the group in 2018 – and some wonderful films that fit them. There will be another post here when the final order of the films is set, so the following list is just in alphabetical order for now. Just updated with the dates for each film!

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Our Take On: "The Quick and the Dead"

written by Patricia

What did our intrepid Western film explorers make of the Sergio Leone-inspired movie?

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Our August Planning Meeting on Monday, August 28th @ 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room B

written by Patricia

Come help pick the movies we'll see in 2018!

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Our Next Film is "The Quick and the Dead" on Monday, July 31st!

written by Patricia

We've just seen how the classic master of directing, John Ford, portray the Old West -- Now let's see what the Old West looked like in the late 1990s where the gunslingers include a woman.

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Our Take On: "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

written by Patricia

There was alot to say and to see in John Ford's "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" 

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Don't Miss Lisle Library's Summer Read Program Kick off !!

written by Patricia

Join us for the Summer Read Program (SRP) Kick-off where there's prizes for every level of reader -- children to adults!

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Our Take On: Gunfight at the OK Corral

written by Patricia

We began a new series for the JBF members this month: The Range on the Western - a look at films that have taken the idea of the Western in many different directions. First up was "Gunfight at the OK Corral", a classic Western that demonstrates how Westerns were presented during its TV heydays of the 1950s. 

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Our Film In May: Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

written by Patricia

This month we begin our second themed series of films for the year: the Range on the Western – a look at the sub-genres that make up The Western. 

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Our Take On: Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle

written by Patricia

We thought we all knew about the comic book-TV Superhero-movie “franchises” – until we sat down to see this, our last documentary. 

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Our Take On: Frederick Law Olmsted: Designing America

written by Patricia

In March, JBF members took a different perspective on “Documenting Our Culture”, by looking at someone who both physically and esthetically had a major impact on how we see the space around us, and how we have come to preserve nature and blend it into cityscapes. 

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Congratulations to our 2017 "Pick the Oscar Winners" Contest Winners

written by Patricia

See who gets bragging rights for this year's Oscar Contest!

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Our Take On: “Steve Jobs: One Last Thing"

written by Patricia

Our February documentary explores the many ways that an individual could shape our entire culture. How can an individual do that? He can be Steve Jobs. See what JBF noted about this film.

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Our Take On: "The Amish"

written by Patricia

See what we learned about this culture within our culture!

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