• By Rob Norwood
  • Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Documentary Film Series at Central Library

Please join us in the Central Library Auditorium for this series of interesting documentary films. For four Monday nights, starting on February 17, learn about the man who organized the March on Washington, and a man who lived with grizzly bears; relationships that develop online, and online exposure of government secrets. As always, the movies are free and open to the public.

February 17 at 7 pm. This is the life story of the man who organized the March on Washington in 1963. Bayard Rustin was in many ways an outsider: an independent thinker, a civil rights activist and later a gay rights activist. Rustin learned about non-violent resistance for social change in India working with Gandhi, and he later worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2003, NR.
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February 24 at 7 pm. Timothy Treadwell spent 13 summers camping in Alaska where he could observe and film wild bears in their natural habitat. His last trip ended in disaster. Was he a naturalist and educator helping to protect the bears, as he claimed, or a misguided social misfit? Renowned director Werner Herzog uses much of Treadwell’s footage to construct this documentary. 2005, Rated R .
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March 3 at 7 pm. A photographer is contacted online by a young artist, and then he begins to communicate online with her whole family — or so he thinks. An interesting exploration of the phenomenon of online relationships, with the potential for deception and disappointment. 2010, Rated PG-13.
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March 10 at 6:30. Should governments keep secrets, or should all information be made public? This documentary film details the creation by Julian Assange of the controversial WikiLeaks website, and the subsequent leaking of US military secrets provided by Pfc. Bradley Manning. 2013, Rated R.
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