Movies in the Park: Kings of the Evening Movies

Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mamie Till-Mobley Park
6404 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637
(312) 747-7661

Washington Park
5531 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 256-1248

Fee: Free

Age Range: All Ages

Enjoy a movie in the park - you bring the snacks and we'll bring the stars!

Kings of the Evening     Rated - G

Homer Hobbs, home after two years in jail, discovers that life on the outside can be crueler than the back-breaking injustice of the chain gang. He returns to a bleak urban town caught in the depths of the Great Depression - no jobs, no prospects, no hope - where he is thrown together with four strangers, each struggling to survive as they scratch and scheme to dig their way out of poverty. Life is grim. But on Sunday nights, in a dingy hall in a forlorn neighborhood, the men of the ghetto piece together the finest attire their meager lives can beg, borrow or steal to compete in an underground contest like no other. The big winner will go home with the five dollar prize. The real prize - far less tangible, yet priceless - is the chance to feel like a king, if just for an evening.  \

Presented by Charter One; Underwritten by DuSable Museum of African American History

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