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Saturday, July 13

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Truth in Motion: Labor and Deindustrialization

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 two short documentaries about unions and one about the last days of the Pullman factory. At the University of Chicago Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall. 5811 S Ellis Avenue. For more information, visit the website.

Lucky Plush @ Chicago Cultural Center

As part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s About Dance series, Lucky Plush will perform an excerpt from its full-length work Lulu Sleeps. This free event takes place at 6 PM. 78 E Washington Street. For more information, call 312-744-6630 or visit the website.

Casanova ’70 @ the Istituto Italiano di Cultura

As part of a series of films set in Italian villas designed by Andrea Palladio, Mario Monicelli’s Casanova ‘70 is showing tonight at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura at 6 PM. The series is sponsored by the Chicago Humanities Festival in conjunction with Witold Rybczynski’s 6 November lecture on “The Perfect Houses of Andrea Palladio.” 500 N Michigan Ave., Ste. 1450. Film screenings are free, but call 312-822-9545, x200 for reservations. For more information, click here (pdf).

Short Movie Moments Benefit @ T’s

Join Chicago Scriptworks in celebrating its achievement of tax-exempt status at this benefit featuring readings of several short screenplays. Admission is free; a portion of the proceeds from purchased food and drink will support Chicago Scriptworks’ next season. 7 PM at 5025 N. Clark. For more information, visit the website.

President Jimmy Carter @ Borders

President Jimmy Carter stops by Borders Michigan Ave. to discuss his book, Our Endangered Values. The book focuses on Carter's concerns with conservatism and the religious right and he writes on the way his own faith shaped his moral vision. The free in-store event is at 12:30pm, 830 N. Michigan Ave. Call 312-573-0564 for more information.

The2ndHand #18 Release Party

This 2ndHand issue release party also introduces a new series in which "windy city fiction writers will spin stories of life under the banner of neverending war." Featured writers include Anne Elizabeth Moore, Mike Nowacki, Daniel Buckman, Brian Costello and The2ndHand's own Todd Dills. Come to the Hungry Brain, 2319 W. Belmont, at 8:30pm to see it all happen. Call 773-935-2118 for more information.



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