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International Film Festival

Our ever-popular International Film Festival returns starting Monday, July 11. Each film will be screened at 2 p.m. on Mondays through August 15. The festival has been going since 1987 (with a few breaks for construction and the like). Because we want our festival to be international in scope, we show motion pictures from a variety of countries and cultures, including those that reflect a film-making tradition that may be very different from our own. We attempt to offer a variety of genres, from comedy to film noir, and everything in between. We are limited by a number of factors, including
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Stream Independent Films with IndieFlix

Enjoy unlimited access to thousands of independent films anytime, anywhere. Founded by filmmakers, IndieFlix curates the best (or possibly the weirdest, depending upon your taste) in shorts, features, and documentaries from worldwide film festivals and beyond. IndieFlix is easy to use and free to all Westchester Library System cardholders. You can browse and limit films according to length, country of origin, festival, genre, or age range. Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser. Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices. The films are not rated by the MPAA, so viewer
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TV Production Workshop Screening

This year is the second Summer TV Production Camp, a collaboration between the Library and public schools. Teens will be producing their own TV news segments focusing on local issues. There will be screenings of the videos on the last day of each session in The Edge at noon on Thursday, July 16th and Thursday, August 20th.
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Categories: Events, Technology, and Teens.

Take Movies, TV Shows and More on Vacation with You

Want to keep the kids (or yourself) busy on vacation? Did you know you can get thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital? White Plains Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers. hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and attractive, easy-to-use interface, so it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing
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Kindergarten Here I Come!

School starts in White Plains on Monday, September 9. For children entering Kindergarten, it is an important time. Watch a film together with your child to help them get ready. Upbeat and authentic, this 18 minute, special video generates excitement about starting Kindergarten. There will be an all day continuous showing in The Cave alternating in both English and Spanish, from 12 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, Thursday, September 5, and Friday September 6.
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International Film Festival Coming to a Close

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this summer's festival. We plan to be back next year with a variety of acclaimed international films. Our last film will be Rudo y Cursi (Mexico, comedy/drama/sport), starring Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal, who also starred together in the critically praised Y Tu Mamá También. Rudo y Cursi will be shown Monday, August 26 at 2 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. All of this summer's films will be put in our DVD collection. We hope you will borrow any you missed or particularly loved.
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Don't Miss the Rest of the International Film Festival

Join us while you can for our International Film Festival! Each film will be shown at 2 p.m., and repeated at 7 p.m., on Mondays through the end of August. Last week's film, The Band's Visit was sweet. If you haven't seen it, I recommend borrowing the DVD from our collection. In it, an Egyptian ceremonial band traveling to the opening of an Arab cultural arts center in Israel find themselves in the wrong small Israeli town after the last bus has left. This leads to an interesting night for all as the Israelis and Arabs touch each others lives
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The Final Four Films!

Our International Film Festival concludes at the end of August, so join us while you can! Each film will be shown at 2 p.m., and repeated at 7 p.m., on Mondays. Here's the remaining films: 8/5 The Band’s Visit (Israel, comedy/drama) 8/12 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and … Spring (South Korea, drama) 8/19 Albert Nobbs (UK/Ireland, drama) 8/26 Rudo y Cursi (Mexico, comedy/drama/sport) We hope you'll come see as many films as your schedule allows. After the festival, the films will be put in our DVD collection and you can borrow any you missed. All films will be shown with
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What's Next in the International Film Festival?

If you haven't yet, please join us for our ongoing International Film Festival. On Mondays in July and August we're showing films from a variety of countries. Each film will be shown at 2 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. We hope you'll come see as many films as your schedule allows. After the festival, the films will be put in our DVD collection and you can borrow any you missed. All films will be shown with subtitles. Here's the remaining films: 7/29 Talk to Her (Spain, drama) 8/5 The Band’s Visit (Israel, comedy/drama) 8/12 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and
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Six more films to go!

Please join us for our ongoing International Film Festival. On Mondays in July and August we're showing films from a variety of countries. Each film will be shown at 2 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. We hope you'll come see as many films as your schedule allows. After the festival, the films will be put in our DVD collection and you can borrow any you missed. All films will be shown with subtitles. Here's the remaining films: 7/22 Circumstance (Iran, drama) 7/29 Talk to Her (Spain, drama) 8/5 The Band’s Visit (Israel, comedy/drama) 8/12 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and
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International Film Festival Continues…

Library patrons have been enjoying our International Film Festival. We hope more of you will join us on Mondays in July and August to watch films from a variety of countries. Each film will be shown at 2 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. Our festival has been running since 1987—26 years!— with only two summers when it went on hiatus due to construction of The Trove, and one summer where it was replaced with a jazz film festival related to the Museum Gallery exhibit at the time. We hope you'll come see as many films as your schedule allows.
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International Film Festival 2013

Please join us for our annual International Film Festival. On Mondays in July and August (starting July 8th) we will show films from a variety of countries. Each film will be shown at 2 p.m. and repeated at 7 p.m. Our festival has been running since 1987—26 years!— with only two summers when it went on hiatus due to construction of The Trove, and one summer where it was replaced with a jazz film festival related to the Museum Gallery exhibit at the time. We hope you'll come see as many films as your schedule allows. After the festival, the
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Film: Ahead of Time

This month we wrap up the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On Tuesday, January 8 from 6:45 – 8:45 p.m. we will show “Ahead of Time”, rescheduled from October 30. “Ahead of Time” is a documentary film celebrating the remarkable life of Ruth Gruber: journalist, writer, witness and participant in the making of 20th century history. Discussion to follow. This festival is co-sponsored by Westchester Region of Hadassah and the White Plains Public Library. For further information call Hadassah at 914.937.3151.
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Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women

Join us for the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. The fourth film, “Making Trouble“, is the true saga of six of the greatest female comic performers of the last century: Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner and Wendy Wasserstein. Discussion to follow. This film will be shown on Tuesday, December 11th from 6:45-8:45 p.m. “Ahead of Time,” the first film, was rescheduled from cancelled
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Grace Paley: Collected Shorts

Join us for the Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. The third film is “Grace Paley: Collected Shorts“. Lilly Rivlin's intimate documentary is a rich, inspiring portrait of writer, activist and New York icon Grace Paley. Discussion to follow. This film will be shown on Tuesday, November 27th from 6:45-8:45 p.m., including a discussion after the film. Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held December 11th
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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg!

Join us for our Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women.    The second film, “Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg” is the humorous and eye-opening story of the actor, writer and broadcasting pioneer, Gertrude Berg. This film will be shown on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:45-8:45 p.m., including a discussion after the film. Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held November 27th & December 11th.  Check upcoming blog posts
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Join Us for the Hadassah Film Festival

Join us for our Hadassah Film Festival, four great evenings of documentary films celebrating Jewish women who impacted the world. On four Tuesday evenings this fall, the Westchester Region of Hadassah will host films and discussions on the lives of remarkable Jewish women. Our first film, ‘Ahead of Time’ features the life of Ruth Gruber (photo at left), writer and journalist, and will be held from 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 30th.   Future Tuesday films and discussions will be held November 13th, November 27th & December 11th.  Check upcoming blog posts for further information, or call Hadassah
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New York Says "Thank You"

Join us for a screening of the film “New York Says Thank You” by the New York Says Thank You Foundation on Saturday, September 15th, at 2 p.m. Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, The New York Says Thank You Foundation has grown into one of the nation’s leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service. Filmed and edited over a six-year period, “New York Says Thank You” tells the story of survivors of 9/11 and survivors of natural disasters nationwide who have rebuilt hope in their lives
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From Comic Book to Movie

Have I convinced you to try comics yet? What you may not realize is that many popular movies are based on comics and graphic novels. (Wikipedia has a list that spans the globe. For English-language comics-into-movies only, go here.) If you loved “V for Vendetta,” “Ghost World,” “Road to Perdition” or “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” you may want to check out the comics that started it all: V for Vendetta by Alan Moore (DC Comics, 2005) Ghost World (Special Edition) by Daniel Clowes (Fantagraphics, 2008) Road to Perdition by Max Allan Collins (Pocket Books, 2002) The League of Extraordinary
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Catch the Foreign Film Festival While You Can

We have just three more films to go! Hopefully you've been able to see at least some of the films in this summer's foreign film series. We visited Uruguay, Norway, United Kingdom, and Morocco so far. Where else can you see the world for free but at the library? Coming up, we will show Israel's The Human Resources Manager on Wednesday, August 8 (at 2 pm and 7 pm). This tragi-comedy is centered on the HR manager of Israel’s largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
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