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January 2020

“Chernobyl” Episode 3

Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The third episode of "Chernobyl," a five-part miniseries which dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, is screened. In this episode, "Open Wide, O Earth," Lyudmilla ignores warnings about her firefighter husband’s contamination; Legasov lays out a decontamination plan, complete with human risks. 1 hour, 5 minutes. Screenings of the series, a co-production from HBO and Sky, continue Jan. 28 and…

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Friday Feature Film: “The Farewell”

Friday, January 24, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Partially based on director Lulu Wang's experiences, this 2019 dramatic comedy follows a family who, rather than tell their grandmother that she is dying, plans a large gathering instead. PG.1 hour, 40 minutes.

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“Chernobyl” Episode 4

Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The fourth episode of "Chernobyl," a five-part miniseries which dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, is screened. In this episode, "The Happiness of All Mankind," Legasov and Shcherbina consider using lunar rovers to remove radioactive debris, while Khomyuk faces government hurdles in determining the truth about the cause of the explosion.1 hour, 4 minutes. The final screening of the series,…

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Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen: “To Have and Have Not”

Wednesday, January 29, 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen is a series of six classic films featuring legendary Hollywood couples. Tea and cookies will be served. Loosely based on Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel of the same name,  "To Have and Have Not" features Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The film centers on the World War  II romance between Bogart's freelancing fisherman and Bacall's beautiful American drifter which is complicated by the growing French resistance. 1 hr, 40 min. Additional films in the series include: Feb. 5: "The Philadelphia Story" with…

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Film: “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”

Friday, January 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This documentary examines the life of American novelist, essayist, editor, teacher, and professor emeritus at Princeton University Toni Morrison who died last year at the age of 88. Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature and is known for her nuanced discussion of race in America. Through the use of archival material, art and interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis and Morrison herself, the film presents pieces of Morrison’s life, from her childhood in the working-class steel…

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February 2020

Film: “Beethoven Lives Upstairs”

Saturday, February 1, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Newsroom – Second Floor, 65 Witherspoon St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Celebrate composer Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday with us and Princeton University Concerts at this family movie screening. About Beethoven Lives Upstairs: When his mother rents their vacant room to a peculiar composer, 10-year-old Christoph can't believe his bad luck. But as the abrasive boarder, Ludwig van Beethoven, begins creating his masterful Ninth Symphony, Christoph is won over by the majesty of his music. This lighthearted family drama was awarded the 1993 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Program. Based on a popular…

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“Fistful of Popcorn” Oscars Road Show

Sunday, February 2, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Film reviewers Roger Brown, Marilyn Campbell, Janet Stern and Carol Welsch of Princeton Community Television's long-running "Fistful of Popcorn" offer their take on the 2020 Oscars season including opinions about this year's Academy Award-nominated films. Members of the audience will also be invited to share their opinions. Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

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“Chernobyl” Episode 5

Tuesday, February 4, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The final episode of "Chernobyl," a five-part miniseries which dramatizes the story of the 1986 nuclear accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, Soviet Union, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, is screened. In the episode, "Vichnaya Pamyat," Legasov, Shcherbina and Khomyuk risk their lives and reputations to expose the truth about Chernobyl. 1 hour, 11 minutes. Following the final episode screening of the "Chernobyl" mini-series, Dr. Robert Goldston, Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University, will answer…

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Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen: “The Philadelphia Story”

Wednesday, February 5, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen is a series of classic films featuring legendary Hollywood couples. Tea and cookies will be served. The 1940 romantic comedy "The Philadelphia Story" features Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. On the eve of the wedding of a Philadelphia socialite (Hepburn), her ex-husband (Grant) shows up with tabloid journalists in tow. 1 hr, 52 min. Additional films in the series include: Feb. 12: "I Love You Again" with Myrna Loy and William Powell Feb. 19:…

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$6.75 – $11.50

Princeton International Cinema Series: “Cold Case Hammarskjöld”

Thursday, February 6, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Danish filmmaker Mads Brugger's documentary examines the mysterious 1961 plane crash that killed United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s and most of the crew. After scores of false starts, dead ends and elusive interviews later, Brügger and his sidekick, Swedish Göran Björkdahl, begin to uncover something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined. 2 hours, 8 minutes.   The Princeton International Cinema series is a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and…

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Film: “They Shall Not Grow Old”

Thursday, February 6, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In this 2018 documentary film, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson presents never- before-seen footage of World War I and shares the stories of men who were there. Using groundbreaking computer restoration technology on archival footage that is more than 100 years old, Jackson's team creates a moving depiction of WWI in restored, vivid color and retiming of film frames. The footage is drawn from the BBC and British Imperial War Museums' archives. 1 hour, 39 minutes. Presented with support from the…

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Friday Feature Film: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Friday, February 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

This biographical drama, based on the confessional memoir of the same name by Lee Israel, stars Melissa McCarthy and follows Israel's attempts to revitalize her failing writing career by forging letters from deceased authors and playwrights. 1 hour, 47 minutes.    

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Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen: “I Love You Again”

Wednesday, February 12, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen is a series of classic films featuring legendary Hollywood couples. Tea and cookies will be served. The 1940 romantic comedy "I Love You Again" features William Powell and Myrna Loy. Based on the novel by Octavos Roy Cohen, the film tells the story of Larry, a wealthy but boring businessman who discovers he's actually a con artist and that he loves his soon-to-be ex-wife. Additional films in the series include: Feb. 19: "Top Hat" with…

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Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen: “Top Hat”

Wednesday, February 19, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Unforgettable Duos of the Silver Screen is a series of classic films featuring legendary Hollywood couples. Tea and cookies will be served. The 1935 musical comedy "Top Hat" pairs longtime partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in a story of dance, love and mistaken identity. 1 hr, 41 min. Additional films in the series include: February 26: "It Happened One Night" with Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert March 4: "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

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Documentary: “How Jack Became Black”

Wednesday, February 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Filmmaker Eli Steele explores issues of race and identity politics inspired by his own experiences and those faced by his children. Part of the third multiracial generation in his family, Steele's son, Jack, was denied entry to a public school after Steele refused to check a a box identifying his ethnicity. 1 hour, 24 minutes.

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