Join us Thursday evenings in the Meeting Room for our weekly film screenings. Our films are very popular so we recommend you arrive early to get a seat. Can’t make it to a film screening? All movies are owned by the library–please ask us about placing a hold or click here to access our catalog to place your own hold.
***PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY AS SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.
Loving celebrates the real-life courage and commitment of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, who married and then spent the next nine years fighting for the right to live as a family in their hometown. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court, which in 1967 reaffirmed the very foundation of the right to marry—and their love story has become an inspiration to couples ever since.
Victor DeMasi is a wetland conservation officer in Redding and a research affiliate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History An impressive display of specimens from the Peabody will be shown; he will also explain life histories of some of our species and how a butterfly garden promotes a diversity of aurelian beauties. Sign up here or call the library at 203-389-3433.
An adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones.
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson–brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Thursday, April 20 at 7 PM
Rated R | Drama, Mystery | 95 mins
A gripping thriller in which the darkest chapter of the 20th century collides with a contemporary mission of revenge. At 86, Auschwitz Survivor, Zev Guttman, voyages across the Atlantic to bring his family’s killer to justice.
Part of the JCC of Greater New Haven’s Beckerman Jewish Film Series.
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.