Albany County Public Library

 

Foreign Film Series

2017 Fall Documentary Series

Films start at 7PM every Sunday night in the library meeting room. Free admission. The Sundries of the World Film Series is sponsored by ACPL, the Laramie Film Society, the Alibi Pub, Mizu Sushi and Turtle Rock Coffee & Cafe.

11/5/17

Almost Holy (Ukraine)

A Ukranian documentary about Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko. Gennadiy calls himself "Pastor Crocodile." He's known throughout Ukraine for his years working to rehabilitate drug-addicted kids. But he's also a vigilante who uses any force necessary to carry out his moral vision. Gennadiy believes he has made Mariupol a better place, even if the violence in Ukraine threatens everything. 

 

11/12/17

Gored, a Love Story (Spain)

Gored is the story of Antonio Barrera, the most gored matador in modern bullfighting. The story follows him in his professional and personal life, while also looking at the culture, negative or relevant, of modern bullfighting. After a career of hardship, he is forced to define his legacy in his final performance. 

 

11/26/17

The Square (Egypt)

The Square looks at the hard realities faced day-to-day by people working to build Egypt's new democracy. Catapulting us into the action spread across 2011 and 2012, the film provides a kaleidoscopic, visceral experience of the struggle. Cairo's Tahrir Square is the heart and soul of the film, which follows several young activists. Armed with values, determination, music, humor, an abundance of social media, and hseer obstinancy, they know that the thorny path to democracy only began with Hosni Mubarak's fall. 

 

12/3/17

The Eagle Huntress (Mongolia)

The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, who trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. The documentary unfolds as she rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan's father, Nurgaiv, believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she's determined.