Independent Youth Cinema
Published on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:37pm
Join the Southwest Library for weekly independent films featuring youth and young adult themes that "flip the bird" at authority, conformity and the mainstream! Movies are scheduled every Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Popcorn is provided for opening night film on Friday, March 2, 2012. March is Women's History month, so the following films, depicting strong young women, are scheduled:
March 2, 2012
"V For Vendetta" (2005, Rated R)
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.
March 9, 2012
"Persepolis" (2007, Rated PG-13)
Based on the graphic novel: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life where she experiences culture shock due to abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
March 16, 2012
"How She Move" (2007, Rated PG-13)
Following her sister's death from drug addiction, a high school student is forced to leave her private school to return to her old, crime-filled neighborhood where she re-kindles an unlikely passion for the competitive world of step dancing.
March 30, 2012
"Real Women Have Curves" (2002, Rated PG-13)
This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage, she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's sewing factory. Over the summer, she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana.
We'll see you at the movies!
Ages 13 - 21