Summer Film Series

Build a Better World Image of young man looking at the world from a mountain top

Join us for this series about people who tried to make a difference in their world. Each film screening will be followed by a short discussion about the topic.


Wednesday, July 19,  7 p.m.

Silkwood

(1983)  131 minutes, rated R

Meryl Streep plays a worker at a plutonium processing plant who is deliberately contaminated, psychologically tortured, and possibly murdered. Based on a true story. The film also stars Kurt Russell and Cher.

 

Wednesday, August 16,  7 p.m.

Suffragette

(2015) 106 minutes, rated PG-13

Women are willing to lose everything in their fight for their right to vote. Inspired by true events. This film stars Cary Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, who were nominated for Academy Awards for their work in this movie.

 

Wednesday, August 30,  7 p.m.

Dead Man Walking

(1995) 122 minutes, rated R

Inspired by the true story of Sister Helen Prejean’s relationship with a condemned man, this provocative examination of crime, punishment, and redemption earned Susan Sarandon the 1995 Oscar for Best Actress.

 

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