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No need to wait on the red carpet–come to our 10th Annual Oscarthon movie marathon! All day, at the Main Library, we'll have popcorn, raffle prizes, and Oscar-nominated films from the past year.
- 9:15-11:05 am: Coco (PG, 2017, 105 mins). Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.
- 11:10 am-1:15 pm: Darkest Hour (PG-13, 2017, 125 mins). During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler or fight on against incredible odds.
- 1:20-3:20 pm: Big Sick (R, 2017, 120 mins). Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.
- 3:30-5 pm: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (NR, 2017, 90 mins). Award-winning director Steve James (an Oak Parker!) tells the saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only bank prosecuted after the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial forces the Sung family to defend themselves and their bank's legacy in the Chinatown community, over the course of a five-year legal battle.
Cyndee Schaffer co-authored with her mother, Mollie Weinstein Schaffer, the book, Mollie's War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe. Cyndee will share stories from the book. Books will be for sale and signing.