Monday, February 25, 2013

Silicon Valley Reads - MONDAY MOVIES IN MARCH

Silicon Valley Reads 2013 focuses on the “Invisible Wounds of War.” The Library is showing a series of short documentary films about veterans on Mondays in March at 2:00 p.m. in the Central Park Library Cedar Room, plus a film and special program on the evening of March 4. Light refreshments will be served. Take part in Silicon Valley Reads—join us for these moving films:

March 4: Let There Be Light - a 1946 legendary World War II film made by John Huston
March 4, 6:00 p.m., Redwood Room: Wartorn 1861-2010 - an HBO documentary chronicling the effects of stress on military personnel and their families from the Civil War through the Iran and Afghanistan conflicts; the film will be followed by a panel of speakers from United Veterans Council and Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
March 11: Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company - an Emmy-nominated 2005 A&E film profiling the Marine company that suffered the highest casualty rate in the Iraq War
March 18: Where Soldiers Come From - an Emmy-nominated film following the journey of four childhood friends whose lives were changed forever by war; it won the 2012 Independent Spirit—Truer Than Fiction award
March 25: Poster Girl - an award-winning documentary receiving two Emmy nominations about an all-American high school cheerleader who became the poster girl for women in combat; and Iraq Paper Scissors - a film about five Iraq War veterans who struggle with PTSD as they discover they have dreams and talents beyond guns and combat.

For more information about these free Silicon Valley Reads 2013 - Monday Movies in March programs, call Reference at 1-408-615-2900.

posted by jb