Films in Library Hall
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Friday, June 9th at 1:00 PM: Daytime Documentary
Film: Tea Time
Ritual is often associated with powerful and impersonal institutions, but for five Chilean women, ritual centers on a monthly gathering that has sustained them through 60 years of personal and societal change. Tea Time is a charming and poignant look at how a seemingly mundane routine of tea and pastries has helped the well-heeled participants commemorate life’s joys and cope with infidelity, illness and death. A celebration of the small things that help us endure, Tea Time, filmed over five years, illuminates a beautiful paradox: As familiar worlds slip away, friendships grow ever stronger and more profound. A co-production of ITVS International. Official Selection of the 2014 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A Co-production of ITVS International; A Co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
Not Rated; run time 60 minutes (2015). Filmmaker(s): Maite Alberdi
Friday, June 16th at 7:00 PM: Friday Film
Thursday, July 13th at 6:30 PM: Family Movie
Friday, July 14th at 1:00 PM: Daytime Documentary
Biblioburro is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.
Not Rated; run time 60 minutes (2011). Filmmaker(s): Carlos Rendón Zipagauta
Friday, July 14th at 7:00 PM: Friday Film
Friday, Aug. 11th at 1:00 PM: Daytime Documentary
Film: What Tomorrow Brings
What Tomorrow Brings goes inside the very first girls’ school in a small Afghan village. Never before have fathers here allowed their daughters to be educated; now Taliban threats heighten their misgivings. From the school’s beginnings in 2009 to its first graduating class in 2015, the film traces the interconnected stories of students, teachers, village elders, parents and school founder Razia Jan. While the girls learn to read and write, their education goes far beyond the classroom as they discover the differences between the lives they were born into and the lives they dream of leading. A co-production of ITVS.
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