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OCT
5

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Mon, Oct 5   7:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film litfilm Virtual Programming

Documentary, dir. by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
US, 2019, 120 mins

An artful and uplifting documentary on the life of the legendary storyteller and Nobel prize-winner. From her childhood in Lorain, OH to ’70s-era book tours with...

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

OCT
6

Roberto Bolaño: El ultimo maldito

Tue, Oct 6   7:15 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by José Luis López-Linares
Spain, 2010, 57 mins
Spanish, with English subtitles courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library

Roberto Bolaño’s work is among the most influential in Latin American literature, but his...

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Roberto Bolaño: El ultimo maldito

OCT
7

Innocence of Memories: Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

Wed, Oct 7   4:00 pm to 5:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Grant Gee
UK, 2012, 93 mins

In 2012, British film-maker Grant Gee and Orhan Pamuk started collaborating on a documentary about Istanbul and Pamuk’s world. The result is a poetic documentary that was received by...

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Innocence of Memories: Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Wed, Oct 7   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Arwen Curry
US, 2018, 53 mins

A breathtaking journey through the life of the late feminist writer Ursula K. Le Guin (1929-2018), who forever transformed American literature by bringing science fiction into the...

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The Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Sneak Preview: The Capote Tapes

Wed, Oct 7   7:15 pm to 9:15 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Ebs Burnough
US, 2019, 91 mins

This is a sneak preview before the film appears in theaters. Newly discovered interviews with friends of Truman Capote made by The Paris Review’s co-founder George Plimpton blends...

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Sneak Preview: The Capote Tapes

OCT
8

The Gospel According to André

Thu, Oct 8   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Kate Novack
US, 2017, 84 mins

American journalist André Leon Tally is one of the most influential tastemakers and fashion curators of our times. Weaving together a wealth of archival footage with Tally’s...

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The Gospel According to André

Mack the Knife: Brecht's Threepenny Film

Thu, Oct 8   7:00 pm to 9:15 pm   Virtual

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Feature film, dir. by Joachim A. Lang
Germany, 2018, 129 min

Provocative, outrageously colorful and merging fact with fiction, Mack the Knife is about a film which was never made. Asked by the film industry to direct his...

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Mack the Knife: Brecht's Threepenny Film

OCT
9

Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

Fri, Oct 9   5:00 pm to 6:30 pm   Virtual

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Animation/documentary, dir. by Michel Gondry
France, 2013, 88 mins

Innovative director Michael Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) uses brilliant, lively animations to illustrate a series of conversations with philosopher...

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Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky

The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Fri, Oct 9   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Bartek Dziadosz, Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth & Tilda Swinton
US, 2016, 90 mins

In 1973, philosopher, storyteller, artist, and radical humanist John Berger (Ways of Seeing, G.) moved from urban London to...

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The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Fri, Oct 9   8:15 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Nicholas D. Wrathall
US, 2013, 89 mins

A controversial, fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of Gore Vidal (1925-2012), the last lion of the age of American liberalism and most fearless critics of our...

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

OCT
10

Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir

Sat, Oct 10   1:00 pm to 2:00 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Max Cacopardo
Canada, 1967, 60 mins
French / English subtitles

In this rare documentary, Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) and Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986), two of the most influential and controversial...

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Jean-Paul Sartre & Simone de Beauvoir

The Poets

Sat, Oct 10   2:15 pm to 3:45 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Chivas DeVinck
US, 2018, 99 mins

Two acclaimed West African poets and lifelong friends Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare travel through their home coun-tries of Sierra Leone and Nigeria to explore the power and...

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The Poets

Looking for Langston

Sat, Oct 10   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Virtual

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Drama, dir. by Isaac Julien
England, 1989, 60 mins

Shot in sumptuous monochrome, this short film is a lyrical exploration – and recreation – of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist and playwright Langston Hughes (...

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Looking for Langston

Rachel Carson

Sat, Oct 10   5:30 pm to 7:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Michelle Ferrari 
US, 2019, 113 mins

When Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published in 1962, the book became a phenomenon. A passionate and eloquent warning about the long-term dangers of...

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Rachel Carson

N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

Sat, Oct 10   8:00 pm to 9:30 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film litfilm Virtual Programming

Documentary, dir. by Jeffrey Palmer
US, 2019, 85 mins

A spiritual journey into the enigmatic life and mind of the Native America’s most celebrated author, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The House Made of Dawn led to the Native...

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N. Scott Momaday: Words From a Bear

OCT
11

The Rest I Make Up: A Film About Maria Irene Fornes & Her Unexpected Friendship with Filmmaker Michelle Memran

Sun, Oct 11   12:00 pm to 1:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Michelle Memran
US, 2018, 78 mins

Maria Irene Fornés was one of America’s greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. When the visionary Cuban-American...

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The Rest I Make Up: A Film About Maria Irene Fornes & Her Unexpected Friendship with Filmmaker Michelle Memran

The Apollo

Sun, Oct 11   1:45 pm to 3:30 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Roger Ross Williams
US, 2019, 102 min

A chronicle of the rich history and contemporary legacy of the New York City landmark, the Apollo Theater. The documentary weaves together archival footage; music, dance and...

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The Apollo

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

Sun, Oct 11   4:00 pm to 5:45 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Shola Lynch
US, 2012, 102 mins

The dramatic, true story of college professor Angela Davis whose social activism implicated her in a 1970 botched kidnapping that ended with four people dead and her name on the...

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Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Sun, Oct 11   6:00 pm to 7:15 pm   Virtual

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Documentary, dir. by Isaac Julien
UK, 1998 (BFI 2k Restoration, 2012), 69 min
French/ English subtitles

Interviews, dramatizations, and archival footage tell the life and work of the highly influential anti-colonialist writer...

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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Masks

Ferrante Fever Screening & Discussion with Translator Ann Goldstein & Michael Reynolds

Sun, Oct 11   7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Virtual

Adults bpl presents film litfilm Virtual Programming

Documentary, dir. by Giacomo Durzi
US, 2017, 74 mins

With over 10 million copies of her Neapolitan novels sold in over 50 countries, Elena Ferrante is a global literary sensation. A journey between New York City's cultural hub and...

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Ferrante Fever Screening & Discussion with Translator Ann Goldstein & Michael Reynolds

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