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***Please note that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all programs are currently taking place virtually. If you need help accessing a virtual program, contact us at www.wrl.org/ask.*** 

Missing Cinema @ Scotland Street? Join us select evenings to view a short piece from the library’s Kanopy collection together and stay for discussion afterwards facilitated by library staff. 

August 6: Eighth Grade

We will be discussing first-time director Bo Burnham’s film Eighth Grade, which is an intimate look at suburban adolescence, particularly the awkward transition between middle and high school. The protagonist Kayla gives us a unique perspective into modern teen girl life. Watch the film beforehand on our free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com to discuss with us.

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August 20: Paris Je T’aime

Travel with us to Paris as we explore 18 short films centered in the city of love. With varying themes and performers from all over the world, this assortment of stories is bound to offer something you will enjoy. Watch the film beforehand using the library’s free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com and join us on Zoom for a discussion.  

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September 17: The Florida Project

This film is set in a budget motel just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World and follows the motel’s manager (Willem Dafoe) and his relationship with six-year old Moonee and her mother over the course of a summer. Watch the film beforehand using the library’s free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com and join us on Zoom for a discussion.  

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October 15: The VVitch: A New-England Folktale

We hope you’re ready for a spooky treat with this wonderfully executed horror film that follows a New England family as they’re exiled from their village and attempt to run their own farm alone with a witch in their midst. Watch the film beforehand using the library’s free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com and join us on Zoom for a discussion.  

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November 19: Obit: The New York Times Obituary Writers

Ever wonder how obituaries get written? This first hand look inside the New York Times gives us a glimpse into their unique approach to writing the obituaries of public figures. Watch the film beforehand using the library’s free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com and join us on Zoom for a discussion.  

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December 17: The Children Act

In the midst of a marital crisis, a High Court Judge (Emma Thompson) decides a case where a teenaged boy is refusing a blood transfusion on religious grounds. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, The Children Act is bound to spark discussion. Watch the film beforehand using the library’s free streaming service Kanopy at wrl.kanopy.com and join us on Zoom for a discussion.  

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