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October 2018

PEFF Fall Forum Film: “The Silver Branch”

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Princeton Garden Theatre, 160 Nassau St.
Princeton, NJ 08542 United States

The story of farmer-poet Patrick McCormack explores his relationship with the picturesque wilderness area of Western Ireland known as the Burren where his family has lived for generations. When, to give the area a much-needed economic boost, the government plans to build an interpretive center that would attract tourists in the area, McCormack becomes part of a court battle to halt its construction and preserve the area.  1 hour, 15 minutes. "The Silver Branch" has been called a philosophical vision-poem…

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PEFF Fall Forum Film and Q&A: “The World Before Your Feet”

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For over six years, Matt Green, 37, has been pursuing an unusual personal quest. He's walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles that takes him through hundreds of neighborhoods. In order to pursue this project, Matt quit his job as an engineer, gave up his apartment, and discarded most of his possessions. He now lives on about $15 per day and couch-surfs at a multitude of apartments across the…

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PSO Soundtracks: Beethoven’s Piano Concertos

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Douglas Johnson, head of musicology at Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts, discusses Beethoven and his five concertos for piano and orchestra.  Johnson has published widely on Beethoven, with special concentration on the composer's sketchbooks. He co-authored "The Beethoven Sketchbooks," winner of the American Musicological Society's Otto Kinkeldey Award, with Alan Tyson and Robert Winter. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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PEFF Fall Forum Film: “Leaning Into the Wind – Andy Goldsworthy”

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Sixteen years after “Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time,” the acclaimed documentary about the life and work of Scotland-based environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, filmmaker Thomas Riedelsheimer returned to work with Andy Goldsworthy. This film reflects the artist's exploration of the layers of his world and the impact of the years on himself and his art.  1 hour, 33 minutes. This is a special event of the Princeton Environmental Film Festival. Presented in collaboration with D&R Greenway Land Trust.

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Frankenfrenzy Movie Marathon

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, stop in the Community Room any time to see how movies have portrayed Frankenstein and his story over time. Noon - "Young Frankenstein" Running time: 1 hour, 46 minutes 2:30 p.m. - "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" Runningtime: 1 hour, 23 minutes 4:15 p.m. - "Alvin & The Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein" Running time: 1 hour, 19 minutes 6 p.m. - "Frankenstein: The Man Who Made a Monster"  Running…

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November 2018

Film at the Princeton Garden Theatre: “I Am Not A Witch”

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  When 8-year-old Shula turns up alone and unannounced in a rural Zambian village, the locals are suspicious. A minor incident escalates to a full-blown witch trial, where she is found guilty and sentenced to life on a state-run witch camp. There, she is tethered to a long white ribbon and told that if she ever tries to run away, she will be transformed into a goat. As the days pass, Shula begins to settle into her new community, but…

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Friday Feature Film: “Tully”

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother. Hesitant to the extravagance at first, she comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully. Rated R. 1 hour, 35 minutes.  Community Room

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Fall Family Movie: “Paddington”

November 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:40 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven. Rated PG. 1 hour, 35 minutes.

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Fall Family Movie: “Paddington 2”

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Rated PG. 1 hour, 43 minutes.

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Beijing Meets Banjo: Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Princeton University Department of Music Professor Dan Trueman speaks with musicians Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei to discuss their upcoming show, "Beijing Meets Banjo", part of the Princeton University Concerts brand new “Crossroads” series.  Abigail Washburn's banjo is paired with Wu Fei's guzheng, a 2,000-year-old Chinese stringed instrument, to find commonalities in the musical traditions of American and Chinese folk music.  Newsroom. The new Crossroads series aims to distill chamber music to its purest and most elemental form, highlighting music’s steadfast intimacy…

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Fall Family Movie: “Peter Rabbit”

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:35 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The stubborn and naughty Peter Rabbit causes chaos in the home and garden of an irritable human named Mr. McGregor. However, their rivalry grows even more heated when they both fall in love with a new neighbor who adores animals. Rated PG. 1 hour, 35 minutes.

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Fall Family Movie: “The Incredibles”

November 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Known to the world as superheroes Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, Bob Parr and his wife Helen were among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs to live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island…

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Fall Family Movie: “A Wrinkle in Time”

November 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

Meg meets three supernatural beings who transport her through the universe to rescue her father, who mysteriously disappeared and is being held captive by an evil force. Rated PG. 1 hour, 49 minutes.

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PSO Soundtracks

November 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, 08542 United States

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra presents a free lecture series in the library. Please check back for lecture topics and speaker information. Co-sponsored by the library and Princeton Symphony Orchestra.

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Friday Feature Film: “Lean on Pete”

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery and his seasoned jockey Bonnie help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is…

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