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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.

American Promise
A film by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson

Spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through Dalton, one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys’ divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation, this provocative, intimate documentary presents complicated truths about America’s struggle to come of age on issues of race, class and opportunity. Not rated ; runtime: 120 mins.

1PM   |  Friday   |  January 24, 2020   |   @ Delray Beach Public Library

FREE: Please REGISTER here.

 

Memories of a Penitent Heart
A film by Cecilia Aldarondo

 Filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo suspected that there was something ugly in her family’s past. Memories of a Penitent Heart excavates a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel, who died at a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin. As she searches for Miguel’s partner decades later, the film — both a love story and a tribute — offers a cautionary tale of how faith can be used and abused in times of crisis. Not rated ; runtime: 60 mins. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. https://www.pbs.org/pov/

2PM   |  Monday   |  February 3, 2020   |   @ Delray Beach Public Library

FREE: Please REGISTER here.

 

For the Bible Tells Me So
A film by Daniel G. Karslake

Delving into values of the religious right and the accompanying homophobia, this film focuses on how conservative Christians’ interpretation of the Bible is commonly used as a way to deny homosexuals equal rights. Following five families with an openly gay son or daughter, director Daniel G. Karslake offers a firsthand look at how those in the Christian community with an out child are affected by the homophobic fervor. Karslake also interviews a number of religious leaders. Not rated ; runtime: 98 mins.
Discussion to follow with The Rev. Rick Swanson, St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe, Vermont; and, Ronnie Dunayer and Charlotte Rourke, Community Volunteers, Delray Beach.

6PM   |  Tuesday   |  February 11, 2020   |   @ St. Paul’s Church

Suggested donation: $10

FREE: Please REGISTER here

 

Girl Rising
A film by Richard E. Robbins

This moving film introduces nine girls from nine countries (Sierra Leone, Haiti, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Peru, Egypt, Nepal, India and Cambodia). The remarkable stories show the girls’ struggles to overcome societal or cultural barriers as they strive beyond circumstances and push past limits. This is a film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education. It documents how educating girls in the developing world can transform families, communities, and countries and break the cycle of poverty in just one generation. PG-13 ; runtime: 101 mins.

6PM   |  Tuesday   |   March 10, 2020   |   @ St. Paul’s Church

 

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.