Join us for a documentary followed by a great discussion! May’s film is “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry,” Alison Klayman’s documentary on the life and work of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. She showcases his artistic process as he prepares for a museum exhibition, his relationships with family members and his clashes with the government. Reservations appreciated, but not required. Free and open to the public.
Documentary & Discussion continues with Trophy (2017) . This film focuses on “the powerhouse industries of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation in the U.S. and Africa unravels the complex consequences of treating animals as commodities.” Refreshments are provided.
Documentary & Discussion continues with Black America since MLK: And still I rise. In this film, historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a journey through the last fifty years of African American history and is joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years. This will be a two part series, shown on Wednesday February 7 (5:00-7:00 p.m.) and 8 (4:00-6:00 p.m.). Refreshments are provided!
Join us for another Documentary & Discussion evening, featuring the award winning The Seven Five (also known as Precinct Seven Five). This 2014 documentary takes a look at police corruption in the 75th precinct of the New York Police Department during the 1980s, at the height of the crack epidemic.
Refreshments are provided!
Watch a critically acclaimed documentary, “Man on a Wire” and discuss your thoughts about it afterwards with other members of the library community!
“Man on Wire” is a film that features actual footage of daredevil Philippe Petit’s 1974 stunt: stunt: performing acrobatics on a thin wire strung between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
Snacks will be provided!
Watch the critically acclaimed documentary, “The Fog of War” and discuss your thoughts about it afterwards with other members of the library community!
“The Fog of War,” is an account of former corporate whiz kid Robert McNamara, who was the controversial Secretary of Defense in the Kennedy and Johnson administrations during the height of the Vietnam War. This Academy Award-winning documentary, augmented by archival footage, gives the conflicted McNamara a platform on which he attempts to confront his and the U.S. government’s actions in Southeast Asia in light of the horrors of modern warfare, the end of ideology and the punitive judgment of history.
Snacks will be provided!
Watch a critically acclaimed documentary, “I am not your Negro” and discuss your thoughts about it afterwards with other members of the library community!
“I am not your negro” is the 1979 account of James Baldwin, who wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, a book titled “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. Snacks will be provided!
Watch the critically acclaimed documentary, “Blackfish” and discuss your thoughts about it afterwards with other members of the library community! Blackfish tells the story of Tilikum, a captive killer whale that has taken the lives of several people, highlights problems within the sea-park industry, man’s relationship to nature, and how little has been learned about these highly intelligent mammals. Snacks will be provided!
Encore Screening the film 13th followed by discussion. Call at 269-764-1298 to register for this event!
Screening the film Food, Inc. followed by discussion. Call at 269-764-1298 to pre-register for this event!