Summer Documentary Series: The Grown Ups
Location: Main Library
By Maite Alberdi
In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy in a society that marginalizes them as disabled. The Grown-Ups is a humorous and at times sad and uncomfortable look at the tragic limbo of conscious adults. Winner, Best Female-Directed Film at the 2016 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB). Running time: 60 minutes.
About the Series » Summer Documentary Series
Portland Public Library is pleased to present the Summer Documentary Film Series with POV again this summer. Each summer we screen this award winning documentary series about a wide variety of subjects with our partners at POV weeks before the films air on PBS. Often, we reach out to local organizations to co-present each film and host a discussion afterward. The films are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium unless noted otherwise.