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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:
Jul27
Summer Documentary Series: Memories of a Penitent Heart
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Portland Public Library co-presents “Memories of a Penitent Heart” with the Frannie Peabody Center
Aug03
Summer Documentary Series: The Grown Ups
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults The Grown Ups - August 3rd @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Aug10
Summer Documentary Series: The Islands and the Whales
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults The Islands and the Whales - August 10th @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Aug17
Summer Documentary Series: Raising Bertie
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Join us as we present these "Raising Bertie" in collaboration with the Learning Works. A staff member from Learning Works will introduce the film and lead a discussion about it afterward.
Aug31
Summer Documentary Series: Swim Team
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Swim Team - August 31 @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Sep07
Summer Documentary Series: My Love Don't Cross That River
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults My Love, Don’t Cross That River, September 7th @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Sep14
Summer Documentary Series: Almost Sunrise
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Join us for "Almost Sunrise" Almost Sunrise, September 14 @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium.
Sep21
Summer Documentary Series: Camera Person
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Camera Person - September 21 @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium
Sep28
Summer Documentary Series: Motherland
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Main Library Audience: Adults Motherland September 28 @ 6:30pm in the Rines Auditorium