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Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. 124 min. PG. 2016
January Movies: Animal Planet
Wed., January 8, 5:30pm Blackfish 2013/PG/134 min.
The documentary of orcas kept in captivity that sparked a change in the industry and led to the orcas no longer being bred in captivity.
Wed., January 15, 5:30pm Babe 1995/PG/136 min.
After being separated from his family, a young pig learns to herd sheep in an effort to save his own life.
An epic adventure about Mowgli, a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan, who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self discovery, guided by panther turned stern mentor Bagheera, and the free spirited bear Baloo. 106 min. PG. 2016
Friday, September 27 Which Way Home 2009 / 90 min. / NR
Documentarian Rebecca Cammisa follows a group of unaccompanied Central American children trying to reach the US by riding on the tops of trains traveling through Mexico. In addition to physical danger, they face hunger, being exploited, being separated from family and friends, and the possibility of being arrested by ICE. The film, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Informational Programming, is hard-hitting. English subtitles.
Friday, September 20 City of God 2002 / 130 min. / R
This crime drama is set in Rio de Janeiro slums created by the Brazilian government to isolate poor people from prosperous parts of the city. Two young men take different paths. One friend becomes a drug kingpin. The other learns photography to record the life of his community, making the film an extraordinarily vibrant visual experience. Nominated for Academy Awards for directing, adapted screenplay, cinematography and film editing. English subtitles
Join us for a Screening of The Pushouts which focuses on the alarming rate of high school dropouts and the critical state of public education through the story of Victor Rios. Rios was a gang member in West Oakland who was headed for a life of incarceration when he met an inspirational teacher. Now a professor at UC Santa Barbara, Rios and his mentor dedicate their lives to motivating young Mexican and African-American teens to realize their potential. Afterward, we will have a Q&A with Directors Katie Galloway and Dawn Valadez.
Get into the spooky spirit with a series of spooky movies at the North Branch!
Us, directed by Jordan Peele. 116 min. Rated R. 2019.
3rd floor Community Meeting Room
Book Into Film is a library series meeting approximately every other month, where you are invited to read the book on your own, watch the film with others at the library, and stay after the screening for a discussion of both book and film.