Event Category: Film
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In September 2019 we will be watching movies about working and workplace conditions. The movies are as follows:
The Grapes of Wrath (September 4) Starring: Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell, John Carradine, Charley Grapewine. Story of the migration of the Joad family to California from their dust- bowl farm in Oklahoma during the Great Depression. (1940, 129 minutes, Black & White)
9 to 5 (September 11) Starring: Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, Dabney Coleman, Elizabeth Wilson, Sterling Hayden. Three working women who live out their fantasies of getting even with, and their overthrow of, the company’s unsavory Boss. (1980, 110 minutes, Color)
Bound for Glory (September 18) Starring: David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon, Gail Strickland, Randy Quaid. Semi-autobiographical tale of folk singer Woody Guthrie and his fight for fair treatment of migrant workers (1976, 146 minutes, color)
On the Waterfront (September 25) Starring: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Steiger, Pat Henning. Focuses on union violence and corruption amongst longshoremen, while detailing widespread corruption, extortion, and racketeering on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey. (1953, 108 minutes, Black & White)
The Public *
*Will include a discussion led by Anne Mernin of Toni’s Kitchen
Friday, September 6, 3 p.m.
Saturday, September 21, 3 p.m.
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Jena Malone, Taylor Schilling, Christian Slater, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Gabrielle Union, Jeffrey Wright, Richard T. Jones, Susanna Thompson, Jacob Vargas, Ki Hong Lee, Spencer Garrett
an act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. -publisher summary
(2019, 120 minutes, Color).