Free Sneak Peek Film Series
Every month, the Pima County Public Library offers a one hour free film screening followed by a half hour moderated discussion. The Now Showing at Your Library event is a partnership with Arizona Public Media and Community Cinema which features films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. For more information call 791-4010.
April’s Film: Bhutto by Duane Baughman
Here’s your chance to watch and discuss the film Bhutto by Duane Baughman at a Community Cinema screening event. As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. She evolved from a pampered princess to a polarizing politician in the most dangerous country on Earth. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back to Pakistan in 2007 as her country’s best hope for democracy. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world.
April 11th 6-8p at Himmel Branch Library
April 13th 6-8p at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
April 16th 3:30-5p at Miller-Golf Links Branch Library
April 20th 5-7p at Geasa-Marana Branch Library
May’s Film: Welcome to Shelbyville by Kim Snyder
Here’s your chance to watch and discuss the film Welcome to Shelbyville by Kim Snyder at a Community Cinema screening event. Set in the heart of America’s Bible Belt, Welcome to Shelbyville focuses on a small Southern town as they grapple with rapid demographic change and issues of immigrant integration. The film captures the complexity of the African American, Latino, white, and Somali subjects as their lives intertwine against the backdrop of a crumbling economy and the election of a new president.
May 9th 6-8p at Himmel Branch Library
May 11th 6-8p at Joel D. Valdez Main Library
May 18th 5-7p at Geasa-Marana Branch Library
May 21st 3:30-5p at Miller-Golf Links Branch Library