Movies that Matter Film Series: Films and Discussion of Social Issues. Inspired by other communities, the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library (Milton, New York) presents a monthly film series, screening titles that promote thoughtful conversation. Tim Lawton, library trustee, hosts the film screening and moderates the discussion afterward. The intent is to promote a free, nonjudgmental gathering to discuss social issues — and to see some great films. Doors open 10 minutes before the film which starts at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments and discussion follow for approximately an hour.
First up in February — Suffragette with Meryl Streep. The long and dangerous fight for the right to vote is a drama of personal sacrifice and danger in Suffragette. Meryl Streep is featured in the role of Emmeline, a catalyst in the U.K. movement during the early 1900’s, along side her fellow suffragettes, played by Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff and Helena Bonham Carter. In order to gain the vote, the women at the forefront of the movement courageously risk loss of livelihood and family, abuse by authorities and imprisonment. (2015, PG-13, 107 min.)
Friday, February 24, 7:00 p.m. — Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library, Community Room, 56-58 Main St., Milton, NY — 845-795-2200 — www.miltonlib.org