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Preview Screening and Panel: “Let The People Decide”

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The Westport Library partners with TEAMWestport to present a preview screening of the documentary Let the People Decide by director/producer Gavin Guerra. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with Guerra, Dave Dennis, a Freedom Rider and co-organizer of the Freedom Summer of 1964, and Bob Zellner, the first white employee of SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee).

Let the People Decide is a documentary film that explores the sometimes turbulent history of voting rights in America. The film includes brief depictions of historical violence, and some instances of racially-charged language. 

Westport News article on 2/1/2019 on Gavin Guerra.

The struggle over voting rights is headline news. This fight goes back generations as strategies to suppress the vote have evolved over the decades. Are race and politics inseparable?

Since the founding of this country, who gets to vote has been a contested issue. Let the People Decide will connect the dots across generations to illustrate how events from over 50 years ago are still reverberating in today’s heated political climate.

The narrative follows a "Then and Now" timeline that shares first person accounts from participants in the Civil Rights Movement as well as meeting present day activists that are fighting to preserve the gains of the past and forge a new path forward. The film will also explore the political fallout following the Voting Rights Act, and how the states came to realign politically, and race continued to be a common theme in manipulating and exploiting the motivations of politicians as well as those of the electorate.

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Trefz Forum
Panel Discussions, Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Family Film Dumbo

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A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. Rated PG (2019; 1h 52m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films, Family
All ages
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Family Film The Princess Bride

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In this romantic comedy, a gallant farmboy-turned-pirate encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love, a beautiful princess. Rated PG (1987; 1h 38m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films, Family
All ages
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Documentary Film The Last Resort

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This documentary portrays American photographers Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe and the vibrant community of Jewish retirees they obsessively focused their camera's lens on in the sunburned paradise of 1970s Miami Beach. (2018; 1h 10m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Film Little Pink House

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Based on a true story of eminent domain in Connecticut, a small-town nurse emerges as the reluctant leader of her working-class neighbors in their struggle to save their homes from political and corporate interests bent on seizing the land and handing it over to Pfizer Corporation. The battle goes all the way to the US Supreme Court and the controversial 5-4 decision in Kelo vs. City of New London gave government officials the power to bulldoze a neighborhood for the benefit of a multibillion-dollar corporation. (2017; 1h 38m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Film Black Panther

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T'Challa, the heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must take up the mantle of the Black Panther left behind by his father. As he does, a ghost from his father's past comes to haunt him. This mysterious figure may be the death of the Black Panther or Wakanda itself. (2018; 2h 15m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Documentary Film Moynihan

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This documentary traces the life of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the spirit of Moynihan's remarkable ideas as they evolved over the course of his tumultuous life in postwar America, featuring both the triumphs and the controversies.  (2018; 1h 42m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Film Crazy Rich Asians

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This contemporary romantic comedy, based on the bestselling novel, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. (2018; 2h)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

Tuesdays at Two: Documentary Film Apollo 11

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This documentary focuses on the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, the first spaceflight to land humans on the Moon. led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.  (2019; 1h 33m)

Film in this series:

7/9: Apollo 11 (2019; 1h 33m)

7/16: Crazy Rich Asians (2018; 2h)

7/23: Moynihan (2018; 1h 42m)

7/30: Black Panther (2018; 2h 15m)

8/6: Little Pink House (2017; 1h 38m)

8/13: The Last Resort (2018; 1h 10m)

8/20: The Princess Bride (1987; 1h 38m)

8/27: Dumbo (2019; 1h 52m)         

Komansky Room
Films
Movies

“Roll Red Roll” Film Screening and Panel Discussion on the Culture of Sexual Assault

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The Westport Library joins forces with the Westport Young Woman’s League and The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis and Education for a screening and panel discussion about the culture of sexual assault.

Location: Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, 75 Church Lane

The evening will begin with a screening of Roll Red Roll, a new documentary by director Nancy Schwartzman. The film is a true-crime thriller that goes behind the headlines to uncover the deep-seated and social media-fueled “boys will be boys” culture at the root of high school sexual assault in America. (2018, 1h 20m) See the trailer.

Following the screening, a panel of local experts will discuss the film’s themes and lead the audience in a deeper exploration of those themes. 

Community partners: Christ & Holy Trinity Church

Christ & Holy Trinity Church
Talks & Readings, Films