Delray Beach Public Library

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The Library is closed March 17th until further notice

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FILM

FILM

We love movies at Delray Beach Public Library, and regularly screen mainstream, indie, and foreign films for enrichment and discussion, or just plain fun. For the upcoming schedule on our own “silver screen”. All screenings are free. Please register by phone, in person, or online.

 

Menstrual Man
A film by Amit Virmani

Husks, sand, dirty rags, and even ash! Muruganantham was an illiterate school dropout. After discovering his wife’s rudimentary means of managing her periods, he rolled up his sleeves and went on a quest to provide low cost sanitary towels to rural Indian women. At first he was labelled a pervert and shunned, now he is hailed as a visionary around the world. This is an inspiring and extraordinary story of the unlikeliest of heroes whose eccentricity has led to the empowerment of girls and women across the country. Not rated ; runtime: 63 mins.
This event will include a community report back from The Kenya Library Project team that distributed washable, eco-friendly, sustainable menstrual hygiene kits to girls in Kenya in February.

1PM   |  Friday   |   March 27, 2020   |   @ Delray Beach Public Library

FREE: Please REGISTER here.

 

The Public
A film by Emilio Estevez

An unusually bitter Arctic blast has made its way to downtown Cincinnati and the doors of the public library. After one of their own loses his life to the elements, some homeless patrons turn the building into a shelter for the night by staging an “Occupy” sit in. What begins as an act of civil disobedience becomes a stand-off with police and a rush-to-judgment media constantly speculating about what’s really happening. This David versus Goliath story tackles some of our nation’s most challenging issues, homelessness and mental illness, and sets the drama inside one of the last bastions of democracy-in-action: your public library. PG-13 ; runtime: 122 mins.

2PM   |  Monday   |   April 6, 2020   |   @ Delray Beach Public Library

FREE: Please REGISTER here.

 

Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness
A film by Don Sawyer

This film documents one summer in Indianapolis, a tent city under a railroad bridge, a man named Maurice, and the criminalization of homelessness in the United States. Maurice, the unofficial “mayor” of the camp, is an older black man who left a normal life to minister to the homeless. Supported by volunteers who provide necessities, his encampment becomes a real community. But, when the interests of developers prevail, police and bulldozers close in to shut it down. Not rated ; runtime: 75 mins.
Discussion to follow with Jennifer Raymond MS, LMHC, NCC Executive Director, Family Promise of South Palm Beach County.

6PM   |   Tuesday   |   April 14, 2020   |   @ St. Paul’s Church

Suggested donation: $10

FREE: Please REGISTER here.