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March 2019

Family Movie: “Teen Titans Go! To the Movies”

Friday, March 22, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The five Teen Titans, realizing they're not "real" superheroes because there's not a movie about them, vow to do something heroic enough to get them onto the big screen. Based on the television series adapted from the DC Comics superhero team of the same name. PG. 1 hour, 32 minutes.

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Friday Feature Film: “The Wife”

Friday, March 22, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This drama, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer, features Glenn Close as a wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, who is set to receive the Nobel prize for Literature. R. 1 hour, 40 minutes.

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Disney Trivia Contest

Tuesday, March 26, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Disney fans ages 5-14 are invited to compete in a “Jeopardy”-style trivia game. Trivia topics will include Pixar films, as well as classic and contemporary Disney films. This event will be led by our Teen Advisory Board.

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Family Movie: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Luke Skywalker's peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. PG-13. 1 hour 52 minutes.

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Film: “Ready Player One”

Friday, March 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Based on the novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, this fantasy thriller, produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, takes place in 2045, when much of humanity uses the virtual reality software OASIS to escape the desolation of the real world. When orphaned teenager Wade Watts discovers clues to a hidden game within the program that promises the winner full ownership of the OASIS, he joins several allies to try to complete the game before a large company run by…

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April 2019

Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “Capernaum”

Thursday, April 4, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

In this award-winning Lebanese drama, a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award nominee, a Syrian refugee boy and a Kenyan baby live without parents on the streets of Beirut. 2 hours, 30 minutes. The Princeton International Cinema series is a collaboration of the library, the International Employees Group at Princeton University, the Davis International Center and the Princeton Garden Theatre. Tickets ($11 general admission, $8 seniors, $6 Princeton University ID holders, library cardholders and Princeton Garden Theatre members) may be…

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Film: “Dark Money”

Thursday, April 4, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

This documentary examines the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. Taking viewers to Montana to follow a local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision (which allowed corporations unlimited spending in election campaigns), the film uncovers how American elections are bought and sold. The film premiered in January, 2018, at the Sundance Film Festival where it was an official selection and won the Producing Award. TV-14. 1 hour, 39…

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PEFF: Free Solo

Monday, April 8, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
James Stewart Film Theater, 185 Nassau Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Free Solo, a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock…the 3,000ft El Capitan in Yosemite National Park…without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge, Honnold enters his story in the annals of human achievement. Free Solo is both an edge-of-your seat…

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PEFF: Patrimonio

Tuesday, April 9, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 104, Computer Science Building, Princeton University, 35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

Patrimonio begins in 2015 as a mega development is poised to engulf a small Mexican community with a vast hotel/condo complex called Tres Santos. Marketed to wealthy Americans as “green” and “mindful,” Tres Santos threatens to transform and overwhelm the idiosyncratic desert town of Todos Santos, quadrupling its population and causing irreversible damage: not only are the fishermen being forced off the beach they’re used for generations but the developers would also drain an already diminished aquifer, taking drinking water from…

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PEFF: The Biggest Little Farm

Tuesday, April 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theater, 160 Nassau St
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

A testament to the immense complexity of nature, The Biggest Little Farm follows two dreamers and a dog on an odyssey to bring harmony to both their lives and the land. When the barking of their beloved dog Todd leads to an eviction notice from their tiny LA apartment, John and Molly Chester make a choice that takes them out of the city and onto 200 acres in the foothills of Ventura County, naively endeavoring to build one of the most diverse…

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PEFF: Elephant Path

Wednesday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 104, Computer Science Building, Princeton University, 35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

An indelible tale of friendship and commitment set against the luminous beauty of the Central African Rainforest. Together, elephant behavioral biologist, Andrea Turkalo, and indigenous tracker, Sessely Bernard, are tested by the realities of war and the limits of hope for the majestic animals they have committed their lives to study and protect. 2017 | 80 min. Directed by Todd McGrain OFFSITE: Room 104 Computer Science Building, Princeton University For Full Festival Details visit our website Presented in partnership with…

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PEFF: Eating Animals

Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

How much do you know about the food that’s on your plate? Based on the bestselling book by Jonathan Safran Foer, Eating Animals is an urgent, eye-opening look at the environmental, economic, and public health consequences of factory farming. Tracing the history of food production in the United States, the film charts how farming has gone from local and sustainable to a corporate Frankenstein monster that offers cheap eggs, meat, and dairy at a steep cost: the exploitation of animals; the risky…

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PEFF: Grit

Thursday, April 11, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Room 104, Computer Science Building, Princeton University, 35 Olden Street
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

When Dian was 6 years old, she heard a deep rumble and turned to see a tsunami of mud barreling towards her village. She remembers her mother scooping her up to save her from the boiling mud. Her neighbors ran for their lives. Sixteen villages, including Dian’s, were wiped away. A decade later, nearly 60,000 people have been displaced from what was once a thriving industrial and residential area in East Java, located just 20 kilometers from Indonesia’s second largest…

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PEFF: Cooked: Survival By Zip Code

Thursday, April 11, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

In her signature serious-yet-quirky-connect-the-dots style, Peabody Award winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes audiences from the deadly 1995 Chicago heat disaster deep into one of our nation’s biggest growth industries – Disaster preparedness. Along the way she forges inextricable links between extreme weather, extreme disparity and the politics of disaster. Film followed by a Q&A with director Judith A. Helfand. 2018 | 76 min. Directed by Judith A. Helfand For Full Festival Details visit our website

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PEFF: All the Time in the World

Friday, April 12, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Community Room – First Floor, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A family with three children leave the comforts of home to live for nine months in the remote wilderness of the Canadian North. They spend the long winter living in a small cabin with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet and not a single watch or clock. Set in the Yukon, All The Time In The World is a deeply personal documentary that explores the theme of disconnecting from our hectic and technology laden lives in order to…

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