September Film Series

Georgetown Library

September Film Series

Amazing Tales of Survival

Join us for films about people who overcame extraordinary circumstances. We will show the movies in the large lower-level meeting room. All movies will start at 6 p.m., except Into the Wild, which will begin at 5 p.m.
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Sept. 4 -- Rescue Dawn (2006)
PG-13, 126 minutes
When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler is shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were just beginning. He is captured by the Vietnamese Army and endures a harrowing stint in a prison camp before he risks the perils of the jungle to survive.

Sept. 11 -- Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
PG, 94 minutes
In 1931, Molly and her younger cousins, Gracie and Daisy, were seized from their home in western Australia. The girls were "half-caste" and the government sent them to an institution to re-invent them as members of "white" Australian society. The girls begin an epic journey back home - traveling 1,500 miles on foot without food or water. They navigate by following a fence that was built to curb an over-population of rabbits.

Sept. 18 -- Defiance (2008)
R, 137 minutes
The forests of Poland and Belarus are occupied by Germans during World War II. The Bielski brothers flee to the forests but find an impossible task of survival for themselves and a large group of Jews fleeing the Nazis. The brothers balance a fear of discovery and tensions with neighboring Soviet partisans. They assume the responsibility of guardians and motivate hundreds of people to join their fight against the Nazi regime while hiding in makeshift homes in the cold, dark forest. Based on a true story.

Sept. 25 -- Into the Wild (2007)
R, 148 minutes
** This movie will begin at 5 p.m.**
Christopher McCandless is a recent college graduate with promise, yet he walks out of his privileged life and into the wild to find adventure. What happens to him on the way transforms the young wanderer. He is a fearless risk-taker who discovers the precarious balance between humans and nature. Based on a true story.
Image of the movie poster for "Defiance"Image of the movie poster for "Into the Wild"