Thank you all for a great season!
Planning for the 19th Annual Reel Voices, taking place Sept 2021-Aug 2022, is underway.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
Info: Roberta Panjwani, Reel Voices Coordinator
(201) 670-5600, ext. 132
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice
Monday, May 10 at 7:00pm
(2019; US; PG-13; 1h35m). Linda Ronstadt soared to the top of the music scene in the late 1960s, and remained there for nearly five decades. Ronstadt narrates her own story over footage of her personal photos, archival film of her concert performances and music videos, while guiding viewers through her early years in Tucson, singing Mexican canciones with her family, her folk music days as a co-founder of the Stone Poneys, and her famed, genre-defying musical collaborations.
Film's Official Website
No speaker for May 10. Stay on the Zoom to discuss with the group.
Cosponsored by Age Friendly Ridgewood
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Meeting ID: 821 8863 3624
Wednesday, June 9 at 7:00pm
(2018; US; NR; 1h18m)
The myth that older women are invisible is shattered in this inspirational, revealing look at remarkable women thriving, leading lives rich in experiences and accomplishments that defy perceptions and reveal what is possible beyond sixty.
Speaker: Melissa Davey, Director
Prior to becoming a documentary filmmaker, Melissa Davey (pictured at left with camera) worked for more than 20 years at GENEX--the largest Managed Care case management organization in the US--where she was recruited to build and operate the company's Social Security representation division. Prior to GENEX, Melissa had almost twenty years of diversified experience in the field of disability. Melissa's second act as a filmmker is fueled by a lifelong passion for film and storytelling.
2021 Academy Award Winner: Best Feature Documentary
My Octopus Teacher
Wednesday, July 14,
(2020; South Africa; TV-G; 1h35m).
My Octopus Teacher follows the story of the year Craig Foster spent with a wild octopus.
Craig Foster, suffering from a loss of purpose, begins a daily diving regimen in the freezing kelp forests at the tip of Africa in order to re-energize himself. What he discovers below the water’s surface is a totally alien motivation in the form of an unusually curious octopus.
Beyond intelligent, dextrous and resilient, the cephalopod shares her secret world with Foster as they develop a touching bond. The underwater encounters are literally breathtaking as Foster holds his breath while interacting with the octopus. An immersive portrait of human–animal understanding, brimming with danger, drama and devastating emotion, My Octopus Teacher grabs you with all eight arms and changes its camouflage—showing you colours and textures you’ve never seen before.
Film's Official Website