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Northborough Free Library Film and Discussion Series
February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Northborough – The Northborough Free Library is presenting a series of films aimed at bringing our community together to reflect upon and share our cultural views and experiences. Join the library in February for a screening and discussion of two critically acclaimed films: Hidden Figures on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 2-5 p.m., and First Reformed on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 7-10 p.m.
Hidden Figures is a dramatization of the true story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who worked for NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in these three African-American female mathematicians who were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes. This film is rated PG and includes mild language and depictions of racism and sexism.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, First Reformed tells the story of 46-year-old Reverend Ernst Toller, the solitary parish pastor of the historic First Reformed Church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. The church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life. When a pregnant parishioner asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, Toller faces questions of faith and morality, and his own traumatic past and equally despairing future. This film is rated R for disturbing violent images and some language.
Registration is not required. Attendees are encouraged to stay for the entire program, which includes the viewing of the film followed by discussion. The next three films in this series are Fed Up on March 14, RBG on March 23, and Bag It on April 6.
The Northborough Free Library is located at 34 Main St. For more information, call 508-393-5025 x5.