The James Bond 007 Film Festival will be held Sept. 5 and 6 at Classic Cinemas, 150 N. Schuyler Ave., Kankakee, IL.
Goldfinger will be screened on Friday, Sept. 5 at 7:15 pm, while The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me will be screened on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 4:00 pm and at 7:15 respectively.
The festival will feature special appearances by James Bond movie stars Richard Kiel and Maud Adams. Kiel is best known for his role as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Adams was the title character in Octopussy and the Bond girl in The Man With the Golden Gun.
Both actors will make multiple appearances during the festival and greet fans at an autograph session, signing from 10:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6 at the Majestic Centre. The session is free, but there will be a charge for autographed photos and books.
Kiel and Adams—as well as Raymond Benson, the fourth official author of James Bon novels—will be attending some of the James Bond screenings over the weekend. Bond Historian Doug Redenius will introduce them.
A Model of the gold plane from the film “Goldfinger” will be on display in a glass case in the theatre lobby. The Lotus used in “The Spy Who Loved Me” will be parked in front of the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, September 6th.
The First Tuesday Film Club will offer a screening of the 83-minute Documentary Finding Vivian Maier, on Sept. 2 at Noon & 7:00 pm at the Lake Street Theatre, 1022 Lake St., Oak Park, IL.
The film focuses on the experiences of real estate agent John Maloof, who, upon searching for old photos to use for a neighborhood history book, quickly became entranced with the art of photography. He soon discovers that some of the images he’s uncovered are the work of a renowned photographer, and ultimately puts them on the Internet to confirm his suspicions as to the origin of the negatives.
Hollywood Blvd., 1001 West 75th St., Woodridge, IL, will offer a screening of The Big Lebowski on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 6:45pm. Though originally a bit of a disappointment at the box office, it has become a cult favorite. Jeff Bridges in the title role as “the Dude,” is a classic, and other idiosyncratic characters include those portrayed by actors John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, John Turturro and Philip Seymour Hoffman.