Calendar – Films/Documentaries – DocuMonday to Screen “Raising Bertie” – Feb. 5

February 2, 2018

Marquette – DocuMonday will present a screening of the 2016 documentary “Raising Bertie” on Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

“Raising Bertie” is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful film weaves the young men’s narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty, and educational inequity.

This event is part of the Building Love: Imagine series of events. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Theater – Once Upon a Time Puppet Show “The Brave Little Tailor” – Feb. 3

January 31, 2018

Marquette – The Once Upon a Time Puppet Show series will present “The Brave Little Tailor” on Saturday, February 3 at 1 p.m and 2 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Veteran performers of the Vertigo Theatre Company bring their acting talents to the library puppet stage to present this well-loved story with some unique humorous twists. The shows are appropriate for all ages, especially families with young children.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Cold War Film Series to Screen “Nine Days in One Year” – Jan. 30

January 27, 2018

Marquette – The Cold War Film Series will offer a screening of the 1962 film “Nine Days in One Year” on Tuesday, January 30 at 7 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.

This is a Soviet film about nuclear scientists, rivals in love, and radiation sickness that is partially based on true events. It runs for 1 hour and 51 minutes. The film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

Admission is free and popcorn will be available. The Center’s exhibition on the Cold War will be open for viewing until 6:45 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Modern Classics to Screen “Lost in Translation” – Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

Marquette – Modern Classics Series will offer a screening of “Lost in Translation” on Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

Released in 2003, this drama is directed by Sofia Coppola and won an Oscar for best writing and original screenplay. Set in Tokyo, it tells the story of a has-been movie star who establishes a relationship with a young woman. Starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Giovanni Ribisi, this movie is rated R and runs 1 hour 42 minutes.

There is no admission charge to attend thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Matinee Movie Series to Screen “Dunkirk” – Jan. 23

January 20, 2018

Marquette – Matinee Movie Series will offer a screening of “Dunkirk” on Tuesday, January 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

When World War II allied soldiers from Belgium, England and France find themselves surrounded by the German Army on the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, they must work together to survive. This historical war drama is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 46 minutes.

Bring your own lunch and enjoy the movie in a dinner theater setting. Closed captioning will be on to ensure access for all. There is no admission charge. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – BYO Dinner Theater to Screen “The Big Sick” – Jan. 23

January 20, 2018

Marquette – Film fans are invited to enjoy a bring your own dinner movie event for a screening of “The Big Sick” on Tuesday, January 23 at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

When Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, they struggle with cultural clashes, exacerbated when Emily is put into a medically induced coma. Released in 2017, this romantic comedy is rated R and runs 2 hours.

There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by the Friends of the Peter White Public Library. For more information, visit www.pwpl.info or call 226-4318. … Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Cold War Film Series to Screen – “Seven Days in May” – Jan. 16

January 13, 2018

Marquette – The Cold War Film Series will offer a screening of the 1964 film “Seven Days in May” on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center at Northern Michigan University.

Made in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this taunt thriller classic imagines a military coup in the U.S. and runs for 1 hour and 58 minutes. The film will be presented by Beaumier Center director, Daniel Truckey, and will be followed by a discussion.

Admission is free and popcorn will be available. The Center’s exhibition on the Cold War will be open for viewing until 6:45 p.m.… Read the rest

Calendar – Films/Documentaries – Family Films to Screen “Iron Will” – Jan. 16

January 13, 2018

Marquette – Family Films Series will offer a screening of “Iron Will” on Tuesday, January 16 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

In the action adventure film, William Stoneman decides to enter a dogsled race to raise money for his family who is struggling following the death of his father. The film was released in 1994, is rated PG, and runs for 1 hour and 48 minutes.

There is no admission charge, thanks to the sponsorship of the Friends of the Peter White Public Library and the U.P. 200. For more information, call 226-4318 or visit www.pwpl.info.… Read the rest

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