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Please note that this calendar only contains library programs. For room availability, please contact the appropriate library directly.

November 2017

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6:30 pm
Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Pan's Labryrinth

Central Cinema Cinesthesia presents Pan's Labryrinth

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/01/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

"An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth" (Criterion).

Tags:
Adult - Film
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6:30 pm
First Friday Flicks - WONDER WOMAN

First Friday Flicks - WONDER WOMAN

Pinney Library
11/03/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny. (2017|141mins)
IMDb entry: www.imdb.com/title/tt0451279

"'Wonder Woman' is as much about a superhero rising as it is about a world deserving of her, and Diana’s hard-won insistence on battling for humanity (no matter how frequently they disappoint) adds the kind of gravitas and emotion that establishes it as the very best film the DCEU has made yet. There’s only one word for it: wonderful."
Kate Erbland - indiewire.com

Seating is first come, first served with space for 50 attendees. Doors open 1/2 hour before the film start time. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Pinney Library. This film is rated PG-13 by the MPAA. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
Orange: Anime at Hawthorne

Orange: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
11/03/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Second-year student Naho Takamiyathinks it’s a joke when she receives a letter from her 26-year-old self, forewarning the tragic future of a boy named Kakeru. But the advice proves true when he transfers to her school—just like the letter predicted. As their lives intertwine, Kakeru’s dark past keeps him from opening up to anyone, and every day becomes a challenge for Naho to change his future. Fortunately, she isn’t all alone in her task. Surrounded by a close group of friends, there may be more hope than Naho expected. Will their combined efforts be enough to prevent the greatest regret of their lives?

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Click here to register

Tags:
anime, Adult - Film
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1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/07/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
 
7:00 pm
Film Screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship" and Q&A with Filmmaker

Film Screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship" and Q&A with Filmmaker

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/07/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Please join us for a screening of "Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship," a 50-minute documentary, followed by a discussion period with the filmmaker.

Chicago’s Christmas Tree Ship is the true story of the now-legendary, but doomed Lake Michigan voyage of the three-masted schooner Rouse Simmons loaded with thousands of Christmas trees for sale in the 1912 Christmas season. It is a riveting tale of dedication, adventure, unflagging courage, and tragedy, but in the end, of inspiration, heartwarming redemption and joy.

Filmmaker Bob Leff has been producing Wisconsin-themed documentaries for 20 years. Two of his films have aired on Wisconsin Public Television and his documentary about Angell Park racetrack in Sun Prairie won a film-festival award. DVDs of several of his films will be available for purchase after the screening.

Tags:
Adult - Film
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6:30 pm
Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents: "I Am Not Your Negro"

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/09/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

One of the most acclaimed films of the year and an Oscar nominee for Best Documentary, "I Am Not Your Negro," a film by Raoul Peck, envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson, and with a flood of rich archival material.

Stay after the film for a discussion with local community leaders:

Angela Fitzgerald, Host of Wisconsin Life, Madison College faculty member, financial educator with Summit Credit Union, and a founder of Brown Girl, Green Money
Paul B. Higginbotham, former Judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Circuit Court and Madison Municipal Court, where he was the first African American to serve in those capacities
Deana Wright, Radio and TV Personality

About Indie Lens Pop-Up:
Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on the PBS series Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. Can't attend in person? Find Independent Lens on Facebook for information on our online Pop-Up events.

This series is a partnership between ITVS, WPT, and Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Adult - Film
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6:30 pm
AMNESIA : International Film Movement Series

AMNESIA : International Film Movement Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/10/2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jo has come to Ibiza to be a DJ in the club Amnesia. He befriends a solitary woman who's trying to forget her past. As Jo draws her into techno music, Martha puts everything she had previously lived by into question.

Join us at the Alicia Ashman Public Library on the second Friday of the month for thought provoking international films from the Film Movement Series.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
Punch-drunk Love Movies too Good to Miss Film Series

Punch-drunk Love Movies too Good to Miss Film Series

Hawthorne Library
11/10/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0272338/
A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
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7:00 pm
Unrest: Free Film Screening

Unrest: Free Film Screening

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/13/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Jennifer Brea is about to marry the love of her life when she’s struck down by a fever that leaves her bedridden. When doctors tell her “it’s all in her head,” she turns her camera on herself as she looks for answers and fights for a cure.

Sponsored by the Wisconsin ME/CFS Association.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
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1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/14/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
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6:30 pm
Bad Cinema presents Eliminators (1986)

Bad Cinema presents Eliminators (1986)

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/16/2017
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

Tagline: "Mandroid. Mercenary. Scientist. Ninja. Each one a specialist. Together they are...Eliminators!"

Enough said!

Tags:
Adult - Film
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5:30 pm
Movie Night at Lakeview - The Big Sick

Movie Night at Lakeview - The Big Sick

Lakeview Library
11/17/2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Kumali is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumali finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

This film is rated R.

There is room for 50 guests and seating will be on a first come first serve basis. Light refreshments will be served.

Tags:
Adult - Film
 
7:00 pm
Flying Wtich: Anime at Hawthorne

Flying Wtich: Anime at Hawthorne

Hawthorne Library
11/17/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Traditionally, when a witch turns 15, she's supposed to go out into the world alone to study magic. Makoto's parents, however, believe that their directionally-challenged daughter should get a high school degree. Instead of being sent out on her own, Makoto and her cat Chito find themselves traveling from the bustling city of Yokohama to Aomori Prefecture, where they'll stay with relatives until Makoto finishes school. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it only gets more complicated since "normal" people aren't supposed to know that witches exist… something that she tends to forget. In the meantime, Makoto, her cousins, and her new friends will have to work just a little harder to adapt to a whole new way of life when the new girl in town is a FLYING WITCH!

The Hawthorne Anime Club was created to give people a place to gather, watch, and talk about Japanese animation. Each meeting will include screenings of everything from classic titles to new releases. The club is aimed primarily at teens and adults. Films are shown in Japanese with English subtitles. Refreshments served at each meeting.

Call ahead to reserve your spot! People under age 16 who are interested in attending are required to have a parent present or to have a signed parental permission slip.

Click here to register

Tags:
anime, Adult - Film
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1:00 pm
PLATO Film History Series

PLATO Film History Series

Alicia Ashman Library
11/21/2017
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

PLATO Film History Series

Tags:
Adult - Film
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7:00 pm
No film -- the library is closed for the holiday.

No film -- the library is closed for the holiday.

Hawthorne Library
11/24/2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for showings of award winning documentary films on a variety of topics!

Click here to register

Tags:
Adult - Film
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7:00 pm
Free CeCe!: Free Film Screening & Discussion

Free CeCe!: Free Film Screening & Discussion

Central Library, Meeting Room 302
11/29/2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Please join Madison Public Library, GSAFE, and Fair Wisconsin for a screening of the documentary Free Cece!, a film by Jacqueline Gares, who will join us after the film for a Q&A via Skype.

"Free Cece!" confronts the culture of violence surrounding trans women of color. It is told through the voices of actress and LGBT advocate Laverne Cox and Cece McDonald, a transgender prison-reform activist from Minnesota.

This event is sponsored by GSAFE, Fair Wisconsin, and Madison Public Library.

Tags:
Adult - Educational, Adult - Film
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