Summer Reads Movie Night: Something the Lord Made
Date: Tue. July 10, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
Something the Lord Made tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on 'blue babies', Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart.
Featuring Alan Rickman, Mos Def, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union, Merritt Wever, Clayton LeBouef, Charles Dutton and Mary Stuart Masterson. This film will be shown on the big screen in the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium. (2004, 110 min., dvd projection)
This program is a You Are What You Read: Summer Reads for Adults program, made possible with support from the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
Reservations are not required.