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Saturday, October 20

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Truth in Motion: Violence and Power

The University of Chicago’s Human Rights Center is presenting Truth in Motion, a series of screenings of documentaries produced by Chicago’s Kartemquin Films in the past 35-plus years. Tonight’s free screening, which starts at 7 PM, features three short documentaries and an excerpt from the award-winning The New Americans. At the University of Chicago Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall. 5811 S Ellis Avenue. For more information, visit the website.

Saul Bellow Tribute @ the Harold Washington Library

As part of the Chicago Book Festival, a tribute to Saul Bellow is being held at the Harold Washington Library tonight at 6 PM. Participating authors include Alexander Hemon and Stuart Dybek. 400 S. State Street. For more information, call 312-747-4050 or visit the website.

The Path to Publication

As part of Columbia College's Creative Nonfiction Week local editors talk paths to publication. Moderated by Jotham Burrello the all-star panel features Martha Bayne [writer, associate editor, Chicago Reader ], Sylvia M. Ewing [Producer, Eight Forty-Eight ], Jonathan Messinger [editor, Time Out Chicago ], and Ian Morris [managing editor, TriQuarterly ]. 2 pm, Ferguson Theater, 600 S. Michigan


Paschke & Toulouse-Lautrec @ the Block

Tonight at 6pm, Lisa Wainwright, dean of graduate studies at the School of the Art Insitute of Chicago, explores the demimonde of 1890s Paris and 1970s Chicago as seen through the work of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Ed Paschke. Wainwright is introduced by Northwestern professor William Conger. The event takes place at the Block Museum, which is located on Northwestern's campus at 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston.

 

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