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Documentary Film Series

CATFISH

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2 PM.

In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.

A brief discussion of the documentary will be held immediately after the film with Lisa Jones, Readers’ Services Librarian

This program is free and all are welcome.

– posted by Lisa J. Readers’ Services Librarian

Documentary Film Series

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Friday, January 28, 2011

at 2 PM & 7 PM

Before Julian Assange and “WikiLeaks” there was Daniel Ellsberg and the “Pentagon Papers”.  Ellsberg was prosecuted in 1973 for leaking thousands of internal Defense Department documents dealing with the Vietnam War to the New York Times.  Nearly 40 years have passed since what was considered at the time to be the largest classified military leak in United States history.

The Most Dangerous Man in America ” tells the inside story, for the first time on film, of this pivotal event that changed history and transformed our nation’s political discourse. It is told largely by the players of that dramatic episode-Ellsberg, his colleagues, family and critics; Pentagon Papers authors and government officials; Vietnam veterans and anti-war activists; Watergate principals, attorneys and the journalists who both covered the story and were an integral part of it; and finally-through White House audiotapes-President Nixon and his inner circle of advisers.” (IMDB.com)

The documentary will be shown at 2 PM and again at 7 PM.

There will be a discussion of the film following the 2 PM showing.

– posted by Lisa J. – Readers Services

Documentary Film Series

Spend an afternoon at the library as we watch

Friday, November 19th at 2 PM

One day in the early 1990s, retired truck driver, Teri Horton, bought a huge painting at a thrift shop for $5 for a friend as a lark and was stuck with the painting when the friend didn’t have room for it.  Little did Ms. Horton know that she was about to embark on a quite an adventure-  the painting looked remarkably like the work of famed artist,Jackson Pollock, and could be worth millions.  The entertaining documentary “Who the #$&% is Jackson Pollock?” follows Horton’s quest to get the art world to accept her painting as the “real deal”.

A discussion will follow the showing of the film,

with Sonia Grgas,  Readers’ Services Librarian.  The program is free.

The film will also be shown at 7 PM, No discussion follows this viewing.

– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services

DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES

“Farmingville”

by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini

Friday, September 10 at 2 PM

with Ralph Guiteau, Readers Services Librarian

 
 

A Long Island community is torn apart by illegal immigration and its human costs.

This event is a collaboration with P.O.V., PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

-posted by Ralph, Readers’ Services