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Take 2 Documentary Series

Documentaries tell the stories of our lives—often, stories many of us don’t get to hear. This new program sheds light on locally created films that aim to improve our world, our minds, and our common future. After the screening, stay for an interactive Q & A with the filmmakers themselves.

Upcoming Films:

March 25: Riding the Rails of History: The Story of the South Shore Line

The South Shore Line holds a special place in the hearts of residents of Northern Indiana and Northeast Illinois. Known for its iconic logo, memorable colors, and vintage posters, the “Nation’s Last Interurban” also plays an important role in the economic and cultural development of the region.

April 22: Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability

Just in time for Earth Day, learn the compelling story of the creation of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore from its ecological and industrial beginnings, through its designation as a national treasure, to its current status as a model for sustainable communities along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.

May 13: Breakfast at Ina’s

This new feature-length documentary chronicles the last month of Ina Pinkney's restaurant, Ina’s, which closed on December 31, 2013. The film recounts the fanfare, the media attention, and the testimonials of her loyal customers during the restaurant's last days. Ina herself will visit the library for a Q & A and book signing following the screening.