as of 06/17/2017
Summer Film series began on Friday, June 9
Friday, June 23, 6:30-9
The Great Debaters
2007 rated PG-13 124 min.
At all-black Wiley College in 1935, an activist professor pushes his debate team to a level of excellence that nets them a chance to take on Harvard University -- the reigning national champs -- in this inspiring drama based on a true story. Cast: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, more...
Thursday, June 29, 6:30-8:30
Speaker: Cynthia Kauffman, DeAnza College. Topic: Getting Over Capitalism (which is the title of Kauffman's book)
Friday, July 7, 6:30-8:30
2015 NR 1 hr 26 min
Fashioning musical instruments from the acres of trash around them, a group of Paraguayan youths living atop a landfill forms the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura and unexpectedly rises to world fame, as chronicled in this uplifting documentary.
Friday, July 14, 6:30-8:30
2016 rated PG 1 hr 31 min
When once-chatty Owen Suskind stops speaking at age 3, the only stimuli he responds to are Disney films. Four years later, his dad breaks Owen's silence by talking to him as a character from one of those movies -- which suddenly opens up his world.
Friday, July 21, 6:30-8:30
Dancing in Jaffa
2013 NR 1hr 40 min
Confident that dance will dissolve political and cultural differences, celebrated ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine returns to his hometown of Jaffa, Israel, after years abroad and teaches 11-year-old Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance together.
Friday, July 28, 6:30-8:30
2011 NR 1hr 15min
Happy takes viewers on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Combining real-life stories and scientific interviews, the film explores the secrets behind our most valued emotion.
Reedley Peace Center does not meet during the month of August.