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Films @ PPL

popcornShakespeare didn’t write to be read. His plays were meant to be performed. The speeches of Martin Luther King were beautifully written, but the experience of reading them cannot compare with the power of King’s delivery.

For more than two decades, PPL has been committed to offering the best of popular feature films, unusual indies, classics, animation, and world cinema, as well as documentaries, performances, and educational and instructional videos.

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About the collection

PPL owns almost 15,000 DVDs for kids & families, teens, and adults – feature films and non-fiction covering all subject areas. Areas of concentration in the adult collection include film study, media literacy, black history and civil rights, and all things Irish.

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Film Programs and Discussion Series

  • National Novel Writing Month Film Series
    This November festival of words features readings by local authors and screenings of movies about writers.
  • Family Movie Night at Peaks Island Branch
    Saturdays at 6:00pm year-round

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Upcoming Events:
Sep28
Summer Documentary Series: Motherland
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Motherland September 28 @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Oct05
Banned Book Film Series: The Great Gatsbty
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's controversial adaptation of The Great Gatsby.
Oct12
Banned Book Film Series: 1984
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors John Hurt and Richard Burton star in this adaptation of George Orwell's novel.
Oct19
Banned Book Film Festival: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
6:30pm - 8:45pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors Based on the novel by Ken Kesey, this film swept the Academy Awards, including a Best Actor Award for Jack Nicholson, and Best Actress for Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched.
Oct26
Banned Book Film Festival: Misery
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Main Library, Rines Auditorium Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors Just in time for Halloween: Kathy Bates gives a memorable performance as Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of author Paul Sheldon (James Caan) in this adaptation of the Stephen King novel.
Nov03
Early Music Film: Amadeus
6:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors In honor of our celebration of Early Music, we've scheduled a special showing of the award-winning film Amadeus, starring Tom Hulce and F. Murray Abraham.
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