Picturing the Past: "A Man for All Seasons"

Picturing the Past: "A Man for All Seasons"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

A Man for All Seasons is a story about the opposition of Sir Thomas More to the divorce of King Henry VIII and the events that led to More's execution. If you've read or watched Wolf Hall, this is the other side of that story. (G, 1966, 120 minutes)
Join us for this new program series featuring films with a historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted. Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Picturing the Past: "Selma"

Picturing the Past: "Selma"

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Selma is based on the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Discussion of the movie and the Civil Rights Movement follows the film screening. (PG-13, 2014, 122 minutes)
Join us for this new program series featuring films with a historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted. Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history. 

Location: 
Maze Branch
Event Type: 
Artists on Film: "Frida"

Artists on Film: "Frida"

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Frida, directed by Julie Taymor. Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina portray larger-than-life Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. (2002, 123 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Artists on Film: "Artemisia"

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Artemisia, directed by Agnes Merlet. Valentina Cervi plays Italian Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), one of the first well-known women painters. (1997, 97 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Artists on Film: "Moulin Rouge"

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler to see and discuss six biographical feature films in Artists on Film, a six-week series beginning October 7 and continuing through November 11. 
This week's film is Moulin Rouge, directed by John Huston. Jose Ferrer portrays French Impressionist painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, an embittered, crippled loner in 1890s Paris. (1952, 119 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Artists on Film: "Girl With a Pearl Earring"

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for Artists on Film, a six-week series that continues through November 11. 
This week's film is Girl With a Pearl Earring, directed by Peter Webber. Scarlett Johansson plays an impoverished young woman who goes to work for Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, played by Colin Firth. (2004, 95 minutes)

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

"Small Island": Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Based on the award-winning novel by Andrea Levy, Small Island tells the story of the "Windrush Generation" immigrants who migrated from Jamaica to England in the years immediately following World War II. Trying to escape economic hardship on their own small island, the Windrush Generation experienced hope, disappointment, challenges with assimilation and acculturation, and discrimination in housing and employment in England. Panel discussion to follow film screening.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Film Screening and Discussion: "The Last Days in Vietnam"

Film Screening and Discussion: "The Last Days in Vietnam"

Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Join us for a screening of "The Last Days in Vietnam," a PBS "American Experience" film chronicling the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War and the desperate, unsanctioned efforts by a handful of Americans to evacuate as many South Vietnamese as possible. After the screening, discuss the film and the Vietnam experience with local Vietnam veterans Brian Flora and Stephen Jordan.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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