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Oct 25 2007

It's a Film Festival at the Library!

by Jimmy L

almost! Did you know that the library regularly shows new and award winning films for free? Here are some of the series that you should not miss:

Film Movement Series

Dreamsofdustboxcover_2Monthly screenings of new, award-winning independent and foreign films. This month’s film is Dreams of Dust about a Nigerian peasant who looks for work in Essakane, a dusty gold
mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget the past that
haunts him. Once there, he realizes that the gold mine ended 20 years ago, and the inhabitants of that town are existing out of habit. The film will be screened this Saturday, October 27, 1:00 PM at the Covington Library.

Next month’s film will be (tentatively) Adam’s Apples a Danish comedy that is sure to please (I saw it a while ago at a film screening and I loved it). Stay tuned to the library website for the times and locations of these monthly screenings.

Missed a gem? Don’t worry. Previous Film Movement Series films are also available on DVD at the library!

For more information, please visit the Film Movement website.

ITVS Community Cinema Series


ITVS Community Cinema screenings offer special sneak previews of films scheduled for upcoming broadcast on the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Most screenings will feature panel discussions with leading community-based organizations, special guest speakers, information and resources designed to help people learn about and get involved in some of today’s key social issues.

I saw last month’s screening of Please Vote For Me, a film about three eight-year-old students in an elementary school in China campaigning for class monitor. It was informative, insightful, and funny. This month’s film is Miss Navajo, a film that follows contestants in their quest for the Miss Navajo Nation crown, and featuring personal stories of recent winners. It will be shown on Tuesday, October 30, 7:00 PM at the Decatur Library.

See the full ITVS Community Cinema Schedule!

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