People have come to the United States of America from all over the world. What has America symbolized for them? What did they leave behind to come here? What did it cost to become Americans? We’ll explore these and other questions through a historical perspective using movies. Participants are expected to watch the movies in advance. All movies are available from the public library or for free online. Movies can be watched independently or a monthly viewing daytime viewing option will be available.
Far and Away: Irish Immigrants struggle to make a new life in 1890’s America and reach the frontier west. Rated PG-13. Available from the public library.
The Immigrant: Polish sisters emigrate and one gets stuck on Ellis Island while the other works for her release. Rate R. Available from the public library.
The Namesake: An Indian couple emigrate in the late 1970s and their American-born son struggles to find his cultural identity. Rated PG-13. Available from the public library.
Under the Same Moon: A Mexican woman crosses the border without legal documentation after leaving her son with family. Her son struggles to be reunited with his mother. Spanish-language with subtitles. Rated PG-13. Available from the public library.
3rd Wednesdays, February-May (2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16)
7:00pm - 8:30pm MDT
Under the Same Moon
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