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Apr. 2017

Based on the book “Bodas de sangre” by Federico García Lorca, “The Bride” revolves around a love triangle between two men in love with the same woman. Two lovers carried away by their passion, defying all moral and social rules while challenging their own judgment. On her wedding day, the bride and her lover escape on horseback and their disobedience leads to devastating consequences. Not rated. 96 minutes. Free.

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The “disappearances” that marked the regime of President Jorge Rafael Videla in Argentina continued after the dictator’s fall in 1981, but the motive changed from politics to money. Crime family member Arquimedes Puccio kidnapped wealthy men and women, holding them for ransom in his home. He exercised domineering control over his family and, for a time, the tacit protection of police to pull it off. Rated R. 108 minutes. Free.

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Maria, a 13-year-old guerrilla soldier, and three other child soldiers, are given a mission to bring the commander’s newborn baby to safety in a neighboring town. But Maria is hiding the fact she is pregnant and having a child is forbidden in the guerrilla. During the mission, her secret is revealed and she runs away to avoid being forced to abort. Thanks to a new instinct born inside her, Maria finds the strength to seek a new life. Not rated.…

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Set in 1988 Cuba during the AIDS epidemic, the government established Los Cocos, a sanatorium in Havana’s suburbs where all HIV patients cohabited under military watch. Each patient was assigned a “companion,” who would monitor the patient’s activities. At Los Cocos, a friendship develops between a former Olympic boxing champion and a soldier infected by an African prostitute while on an internationalist mission. Not rated. 104 minutes. Free.

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Carmín’s dream of moving to San Juan vanishes when her mother moves to the U.S. with her new husband but without Carmín. Her sadness is eased by the arrival of her father after many years in prison. Carmín’s relationship with him brings its own ambiguousness. She must learn to live between abandonment and carefulness, amidst desire and love to experience the deepest absence. Following the screening, the film’s director Ari Maniel Cruz will host a Q & A. Not rated.…

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A hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover that there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. Rated R. 90 minutes. Free.

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Nobel Prize-winning poet and Senator Pablo Neruda opposes the administration of Chilean President Gabriel González Videla, denouncing his brutal anti-communist repression in a 1948 speech in the National Congress. The government threatens him with arrest, forcing him underground. Instead of living the life of a fugitive, Neruda taunts the government authorities by appearing in public venues or leaving evidence of his movements. Rated R. 107 minutes. Free.

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Julieta and her daughter Antía suffer in silence over the loss of Julieta’s husband and Antía’s father. When Antía turns 18, she leaves her mother, without explanation. Julieta searches for her, only to discover how little she knows about her daughter. Against Julieta’s struggles to survive uncertainty, the film examines guilt complexes and that unfathomable mystery that leads us to abandon the people we love, erasing them from our lives as if they never existed. Rated R. 96 minutes. Free.

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May. 2017

Summer Library Program for Adults

May. 1 @ 9:00 am - Aug. 1 @ 9:00 pm
Appleton Public Library,
225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911

Registration begins May 1st. Theme: Build a Better World

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Thursday Afternoon @ the Movies

May. 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Appleton Public Library,
225 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911

Featuring Fences. Rated PG-13. A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. Refreshments served. Free.

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