Good morning –
Here’s an update on the two upcoming FREE movies presented by “Redwood City Together,” a collaborative coordinated by Redwood City 2020 and the City of Redwood City. The movies are exceptional and really offer an interesting perspective for our community. The second of three movies is Bananas! and it’ll be shown next Wednesday evening – please read below for details and plan on attending!
“Redwood City Together” announces a series of free monthly movies over the summer, featuring some of the most interesting and thought-provoking films of the last few years. These films will inspire new perspectives on our lives and those of people in other parts of the world, and offer an opportunity for discussions and new insights into our own community. These films are part of the Movies at the Library program, sponsored in part by Friends of the Library, and screened in the Community Room of the Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road. Here are the second two of this three-film series:
Wednesday, July 11 – 6:30 pm
Bananas! is a suspenseful, layer-peeling, court room drama chronicle contextualized within the global politics of food and First vs. Third world dynamics. Directed by Sweden’s pre-eminent documentarian and investigative journalist, BANANAS!* focuses on a slippery fact trail and a landmark and highly controversial legal case pitting a dozen Nicaraguan plantation workers against Dole Food Corporation and its alleged usage of a deadly banned pesticide and its probable link to generations of sterilized workers. Directed Fredrik Gertten. 87 Minutes; 2009. www.bananasthemovie.com
Wednesday, August 1 – 6:30 pm
Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young Honduran woman, Sayra, joins her father and uncle on an odyssey en route to the United States. Along the way she crosses paths with a Mexican gang member who is trying to outrun his violent past and elude his former associates. Together they must rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives. In Spanish with English subtitles. Directed by Cary Fukunaga; Starring Henry Paulina Gaytan, Edgar M. Flores, Buillermo Villegas; Rated R; 96 minutes; 2009.
Redwood City Together is a collaboration of caring community members and organizations working to build a stronger, inclusive, and welcoming community. Redwood City Together believes we’re most successful when we appreciate our shared values and build on the strength of our diversity. People from all backgrounds want safe streets for our children, neighbors who look out for each other and a thriving community where we can prosper together. The group is coordinated by Redwood City 2020, a collaborative of key public and private organizations in our community working to ensure the health and success of all children, youth and families served by the Redwood City School District. Together, the partners of RWC 2020 identify barriers and then implement collaborative approaches that will open the doors to success. Visit www.rwc2020.org