Virtual Film Club: Watch a free movie using your library card, then come talk about it with us

Back in December, we started a Virtual Film Club. Here's how it works: you watch the movie anytime you'd like, and then register to join us online via Zoom to talk about it. We will occasionally have special guest experts join us for the discussion.

The Next Three Movies: 

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Thursday, March 4th, 6-7pm. Register here.

From the birth of the 1940s comic book heroine, Wonder Woman, to the blockbusters of today, this documentary looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society's anxieties about strong and healthy women. The film goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (the Bionic Woman), comic writers and artists, and real-life superheroines such as feminist icon Gloria Steinem, riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna, and others, who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. This documentary traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

Night Moves

Thursday, April 1st, 6-7pm. Register here.

Staring Dakota Fanning, Jesse Eisenberg, and Peter Sarsgaard, Night Moves is the story of three radical environmentalists coming together to execute the most intense protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. Official Selection at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.

Leona

Thursday, May 6th, 6-7pm. Register here.

An intimate, insightful, and moving film that tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love. Ripe with all the drama and interpersonal conflicts of a Jane Austen novel, watching her negotiate the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning sentiment is both painful and beautiful - there are no easy choices to be made. Official Selection at the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival.

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