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“Minding the Gap,” July 8

DOCUMENTARIES

All screenings are in the Community Room. “Minding the Gap” Monday, July 8, 6:30 p.m. Bing Liu’s debut film is a coming-of-age documentary about three skateboarding friends in their industrial Midwest hometown. In attempting to understand why he and his friends all ran away from home when they were younger, Bing follows 23-year-old Zack as he becomes a father and 17-year-old Keire as he gets his first job. While navigating a complex relationship between his camera and his friends, Bing explores the gaps between fathers and sons, between discipline and abuse and, ultimately, between childhood and adulthood. The film was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award. Presented in partnership with POV.

“Brian Cox: Life of a Universe” Monday, Aug. 14, 6:30 p.m. Robert Vanderbei, the library’s scientist-in-residence, will host a screening of both episodes of this two-part documentary followed by a discussion about the universe and night sky. Drawing inspiration Robert Vanderbei

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“Brian Cox: Life of a Universe,” Aug. 14

from the southern sky as he travels around Australia, renowned physicist and television personality Brian Cox ponders the big questions about the universe. Exploring how the universe began, how it could end and when, Cox examines the work of Australia-based astrophysicists Katie Mack and Brian Schmidt and speaks to cosmological luminaries such as Neil Degrasse Tyson and Brian Greene. Each episode runs about 30 minutes. “Bisbee ’17” Monday, Aug. 12, 6:30 p.m. This film combines documentary and scripted elements while following members of the close-knit former mining community of Bisbee, Arizona, as they commemorate the centennial of the forced deportation of immigrant miners. During the Bisbee Deportation, 1,200 immigrants were violently removed from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die. Presented in partnership with Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice and POV.

FRIDAY FEATURES

All screenings are at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room. June 7, “Arctic,” 1 hour, 38 minutes July 19, “Storm Boy,” 1 hour, 39 minutes Aug. 16, “Fighting with my Family,” 1 hour, 50 minutes Aug. 30, “A Dog’s Way Home,” 2 hours, 17 minutes

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