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PURPLE: Virtual Screening Discussion

**THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**

Did you know a study found 1 in 6 Americans stopped speaking to a family member or close friend after the 2016 election?

Barrington Public Library invites you to a Virtual Screening of PURPLE on Thursday, February 4 at 7 pm via Zoom. Following the screening will be an interactive discussion and workshop facilitated by a trained mediator, Helen Kramer of Resetting the Table.

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Tonight, chat about Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World. Explore the music of pioneering Native American musicians Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and more.

Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

Tonight, talk about We Like It Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo Music. Discover Latin boogaloo, the funky and colorful expression of 1960s New York City Latino soul, from its origins to its recent resurgence.


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Irresistible Beats and Melodies: A Film Series about Music

Join professor, author, DJ, and filmmaker Dr. Tom Shaker for a film series about pop, Latin Boogaloo, and rock ’n’ roll in the 1960s and beyond. Watch a film at home, and then discuss it online on Wednesdays at 7 pm.

On January 13, join the conversation about Echo in the Canyon. Celebrate the explosion of popular music that came out of LA in the 1960s as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Fritz Lang's M

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 11 am on Wed, May 6 for a virtual film chat about Fritz Lang's M (1931, 110 minutes, black and white, in German with English subtitles). A psychopathic murderer (Peter Lorre) of young girls terrorizes a German city causing public hysteria and intense police investigations, which in turn disrupts organized crime. The contrasting worlds of the police and the underworld are juxtaposed as they both resolve to hunt, capture, and try the murderer.  It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 11 am on Wed, April 29 for a virtual film chat about Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927, 148 minutes, silent, in black and white). Director Lang's pioneering science fiction film about authoritarianism and revolt in a futuristic industrialized city retains its power through its set design, special effects and visual storytelling. It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 8 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator (1940, 125 minutes, in black and white). This political satire features Chaplin in dual roles:  Adenoid Hynkel (a parody of Adolf Hitler), and a humble Jewish barber who is a dead ringer for the dictator.  Made and released before the United States entered World War II, it was the first of Chaplin's films to fully employ spoken dialogue. It is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

Virtual Film Chat with Doug: Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times

Join librarian Doug Swiszcz on Zoom at 1 pm on Wed, April 1 for a virtual film chat about Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936, 87 minutes, in black and white). The film looks at the dehumanizing impact of machines on our society and is available to stream via the library's subscription to Kanopy.

This film was the last of Chaplin's silent films and also the last to feature his Little Tramp persona. It is the movie that led the House Committee on Un-American Activities to brand him as a communist sympathizer.

Watch Great Decisions Season 48

Narrated by Academy Award-nominated actor David Strathairn, Great Decisions brings you eight half-hour documentaries, each tackling a different challenge facing America today. The series features over 100 of the most important figures in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy to provide diverse perspectives so you can make your own "great decisions."

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