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 19th Annual Reel Voices Film Festival
Award-winning documentaries and speakers
Sept 2021-Aug 2022

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library 

Info: Roberta Panjwani, Reel Voices Coordinator

(201) 670-5600, ext. 132

On Broadway (Onsite)

Wednesday, Dec 1

Library Auditorium
No speaker

(2020; US; PG; 1h 47m)
As audiences prepare for the return of live theater after an unprecedented absence of 18 months, an all-star cast tells the inside story of the last time Broadway came back from the brink. On Broadway shows how this revival helped save New York City, thanks to innovative work, a new attention to inclusion, and the sometimes uneasy balance between art and commerce. Interviews with legends of the stage and screen, including Hugh Jackman, Helen Mirren, Christine Baranski, August Wilson, James Corden, Alec Baldwin, John Lithgow, Viola Davis, and Ian McKellen take us behind the scenes of Broadway’s most groundbreaking and beloved shows, from A Chorus Line to Hamilton ...

Film's Official Website

25 Prospect Street (Virtual)

Cosponsored by Access Ridgewood 
Wednesday, January 12
7:00pm: Screening
(2018; US; NR; 1h30m) The residents of Ridgefield, CT have dreamt up something so colorful and progressive, that only the love of a small town could give it the nourishment it needs to thrive. The brainchild of the unshakeable Valerie Jensen, The Prospector is a state of the art movie theater that provides unprecedented opportunities for the disability community, with the dream of an inclusive workplace that breaks down social barriers. For countless people this means a real shot at being successful and self-sufficient for the first time in their lives.
8:30: Virtual Q&A
Mike Santini, Producer

Film's Official Website

Zoom webinar:
Passcode: 393736

John Lewis: Good Trouble (Virtual)

Cosponsored by the MLK, Jr Celebration Committee



Friday, January 14
6:30pm: Screening


8:15pm: Speaker
Nate Briggs,
VP, Bergen NAACP

(2020; US; PG; 1h36m).

An intimate account of legendary U.S. Representative John Lewis’ life, legacy and more than 60 years of extraordinary activism — from the bold teenager on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement to the legislative powerhouse he was throughout his career. After Lewis petitioned Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to help integrate a segregated school in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, King sent “the boy from Troy” a round trip bus ticket to meet with him. From that meeting onward, Lewis became one of King’s closest allies.

Film's Official Website

The Lost Leonardo (Onsite)

Wednesday, Feb 16

Library Auditorium

No Speaker
(2020; US; PG; 1h 47m) 
The inside story behind the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold at $450 million. From the moment the painting is bought for $1175 at a shady New Orleans auction house, and the restorer discovers masterful Renaissance brushstrokes under the heavy varnish of its cheap restoration, the Salvator Mundi’s fate is determined by an insatiable quest for fame, money and power. As its price soars, so do questions about its authenticity: is this painting really by Leonardo da Vinci?

Film's Official Website

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