Wed, 03/21/2012
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Christen Jackson
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573-634-6064 ext. 247

JEFFERSON CITY – Two award winning movies will be coming to the Missouri River Regional Library on Friday and Saturday.
Due to licensing restrictions, the titles of these films cannot be mentioned.
The motion picture featured at World Cinema Night at 7 p.m. on Friday in the MRRL Art Gallery, looks at a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community, who must decide whether to leave or stay when threatened by fundamentalist terrorists.
This 2010 Xavier Beauvois film was named Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review and took the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
“A luminous tale of faith and heroism,” Richard Corliss wrote in Time magazine.
There will be a special film presentation of Nonfiction at Night at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the MRRL Art Gallery, which will screen the 2011 documentary from producer/director Steve James and author turned producer Alex Kotlowitz.
Official Selection of the Sundance Film Festival was among the numerous awards this production received.
The documentary was shot over the course of a year and captures a period in Chicago when it became a national symbol for the violence in our cities. During that period, the city was besieged by high-profile incidents, most notably the brutal beating of Derrion Albert, a Chicago High School student, whose death was caught on videotape. The film's main subjects work for an innovative organization, CeaseFire, which believes that the spread of violence mimics the spread of infectious diseases, and so the treatment should be similar: go after the most infected.
Reservations are required. To learn more about either of these movies or to make a reservation, contact George Dillard at 634-6064, ext. 250.