For Immediate Release
“Redwood City Together” Schedules Free Screenings of Thought-Provoking, Inspiring Movies
Redwood City, CA - May 31, 2012 - “Redwood City Together,” a collaborative coordinated by Redwood City 2020 and the City of Redwood City, announces a series of free monthly movies over the summer, featuring some of the most interesting and thought-provoking films of the last few years. These films will inspire new perspectives on our lives and those of people in other parts of the world, and offer an opportunity for discussions and new insights into our own community. These films are part of the Movies at the Library program, sponsored in part by Friends of the Library, and screened in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road.
Wednesday, June 6 - 6:30 pm
Three intertwining and tragic stories are set in Morocco, Tunisia, Mexico and Japan. A series of unintended consequences leads to the shooting of an American wife and an ill fated trip to Tijuana in this film that explores terrorism, immigration and American entitlement. In English, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese and French with English subtitles. Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu; Rated R; 142 minutes; 2006.
WAITING FOR SUPERMAN
Wednesday, July 11 – 6:30 pm
Renowned filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of Waiting for Superman. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems. Directed by David Guggenheim; Rated PG; 102 minutes; 2010.
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:30 pm
Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra, joins her father and uncle on an odyssey en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Cary Fukunaga; Starring Henry Paulina Gaytan, Edgar M. Flores, Buillermo Villegas; Rated R; 96 minutes; 2009.
Redwood City Together is a collaboration of caring community members and organizations working to build a stronger, inclusive, and welcoming community. Redwood City Together believes we're most successful when we appreciate our shared values and build on the strength of our diversity. People from all backgrounds want safe streets for our children, neighbors who look out for each other and a thriving community where we can prosper together. The group is coordinated by Redwood City 2020, a collaborative of key public and private organizations in our community working to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Together, the partners of RWC 2020 identify barriers and then implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success. Visit www.rwc2020.org
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