From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies, Time Stands Still--presented by M&M Productions and directed by Larry Schneider. Just back from Iraq and settled in their Brooklyn loft, a photojournalist and a reporter struggle to navigate the minefield of their relationship. Time Stands Still is essentially a love story about the ethical choices and compromises we all make in life. And it is signature Margulies in its portrayal of smart, complicated characters. Contains adult themes and language.
Film critic and historian Clive Young presents Yikes! The History of Movie Stunts, tracing the action-packed evolution of jaw-dropping stunt work in movies. From car chases, explosions and leaping off bridges, to sword fights, motorboat jumps and hanging from helicopters. This is a fun, visual program that mixes some of the most exciting moments in cinema history with an educational primer on movie stunts.
Has government snooping gone too far? In the opinion of President Obama, “You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a society.” To help us think through this critical debate is Karen Greenberg, Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School and a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo’s First 100 Days, which was selected as one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post and Slate.com.
Join us for a lively conversation with sports publicist and former football and baseball television producer Marty Appel. Author of 16 books, including Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from before the Babe to after the Boss, Appel has the inside playbook on everyone from, well, the Babe to the Boss--and more. Come hear the story behind the story from one of baseball’s great chroniclers.
Gasland Part II
Film and Discusson
At 2 pm (please note the time change) the Friends of the Library and the Village of Larchmont Committee on the Environment will join forces to screen Gasland Part II, the must-see sequel to Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated first documentary on fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural oil and gas. At 4 pm, following the screening, environmental educator Paul Gallay, president of Riverkeeper, will lead a discussion on this pressing topic.