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1st Wednesday Movies Sept -June @ 6:30pm

Triumphs of the Human Spirit

“Triumphs of the Human Spirit” – a theme referenced throughout literature, art, and pop culture.  This theme examines the extraordinary feats that people can achieve when overcoming adversity to reach a goal. The human spirit references the idea of an overwhelming will, that enables people to accomplish extraordinary things, under the most challenging circumstances. This spirit encompasses the will to persevere against all odds, to overcome situations that might ordinarily defeat them, and to triumph in the face of disaster. Often these triumphs highlight instances where individuals working together help one another to survive and recover through mutual support and kindness, demonstrating the best spirit humans have to offer. 

We look forward to you joining us on this film series exploration.

As always, please enjoy our FREE POPCORN!

9/4/19 – A (2003) Film. Directed by Kevin Macdonald. Starring Brendan Mackey, Nicholas Aaron, and Ollie Ryall. Rated R. 1h 47m (UK/Docudrama)

10/2/19 – A (2013) Film. Directed by John Curran. Starring Mia Wasikowska, and Adam Driver. Rated PG-13. 1h 52m (Australia/Drama).

11/6/19 – A (2000) Film. Directed by George Butler. Starring Liam Neeson, and Julian Ayer. Not Rated. 1h 37m (UK/Documentary).


1/8/20 (2nd Wed. due to the Holiday) – A (2006) Film. Directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, and Jeremy Davies. Rated PG-13.  2h (US/War Drama).

2/5/20 – A (2012) Film. Directed by Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg. Starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, and Gustaf Skarsgård. Rated PG-13. 1h 58m (Norway/Adventure Drama).

3/4/20 – A (2008) Film. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Michael Fassbender, and Liam Cunningham. Not Rated. 1h 36m (Ireland/Historical Drama).

4/1/20 – A (2002) Film. Directed by Philip Noyce. Starring Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury, and Kenneth Branagh. Rated PG. 1h 34m (Australia/Drama).      CANCELLED

5/6/20 – A (2003) Film. Directed by Ki-duk Kim. Starring Ki-duk Kim. Rated R. 1h 43m (South Korea/Drama).

6/3/20 – A (2008) Film. Directed by Philipp Stölzl. Starring Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, and Johanna Wokalek. Not Rated.  2h 6m (Germany/Adventure Bio).

First Wednesday Movies at the Effingham Public Library is a monthly (Sept. – June) series of films, frequently from books.  The films chosen are both eclectic and not the usual TV offerings. The screening time is 6:30 p.m. and is viewed on the library’s 70 inch flat screen TV.  After a brief introduction, each film is about two hours in duration. Free Popcorn!

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