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Plaza Voices: World Immigration in Film

Film poster for "In Between Days," available from DPL

Immigration is in the news, not just here in the U.S. but around the world. This week we bring you a selection of international films that explore the immigrant experience, both here and across the globe.

Film Anniversary

Your favorite film may be older than you think. Recently a customer exclaimed, "I wasn't even born!" after learning Tim Burton's Batman was released in 1989. But so were two other films borrowed at the same time - The Little Mermaid and Field of Dreams.

Intrigued, I did a little research and discovered a few of my favorites were also playing in movie theaters 25 years ago.

Human Extinction

Leaders of the world,

 

Defining Documentaries

Girl Rising

As film festivals go, DOC NYC is one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world.

Count to Seven

Count to seven

1

2 (Grabs a gun)

3

4 (Inserts bullet)

5

6

7 (whispers-When I wake, I'll be in heaven) pulls trigger

Book Discovery: IMDb

Image from Prince of the Universe Wordpress Blog June 2013

The Internet Movie database or IMDb is a key discovery tool for movies, t.v. shows and even soundtracks! If you are a star-struck fan or riveted by closing credits (you know who you are), IMDb is a 24/7 information wonderland. 

Scariest Movie Ever!

Help Wanted! I need your opinion!

There's an extremely difficult question that begs to be asked. Because of its sheer difficulty, you, my audience, have been recruited to express your opinion and personally share your thoughts on the....

    SCARIEST MOVIE(S) OF ALL TIME!

I need personal recommendations from you - what is/are the scariest movie/s of all time??

Here are the rules:

Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

Plaza Voices: Cricket, anyone?

Photo of a cricket ball (creative commons).

Last spring, walking in a park near my house, I saw something I'd never seen before: people playing cricket. It got me thinking about this sport that I suddenly realized I knew nothing about, and had only seen in English costume dramas.

Your First Time

Pink

Do you remember your first time? 

Keegan, age 22, remembers. "I was new to the neighborhood. It didn't take any time at all!" Zac, age 31, also remembers. "My Mom held my hand through the whole thing!" Toby, age 52, just smiles. "I remember being so happy!" 

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