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Prairie Center Lecture Series Presents: “1967: The Tumultuous Sixties Arrive in Hollywood”

Published September 24, 2015 in the “From the Community” section of the Chicago Tribune.
The original article can be found here.

The Prairie Center kicks off its lecture series on Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m. with “1967: The Tumultuous Sixties Arrive in Hollywood.” Speaker Alan Wenzel examines three significant movies from 1967 that illustrated the social ferment of the time and shaped the future of Hollywood films: In the Heat of the Night, The Graduate, and Bonnie and Clyde, all of which have connections to Illinois. By understanding the significant changes set in motion by these films of 1967, one can better appreciate the types of movies being made by today’s Hollywood filmmakers. The program is presented through the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholar Program

Tickets for “1967: The Tumultuous Sixties Arrive in Hollywood” are $10 and can be ordered online at or by calling 847-895-3600. The Prairie Center is located at 201 Schaumburg Ct., Schaumburg, IL.