Documentary Film Series

Join the Library the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. for a new documentary film series! Take advantage of stadium seating, new HD projection, and free popcorn in the Library’s auditorium. For trailers and ratings, visit the Library’s website.

Monday, March 9 at 7:00 p.m. — American Factory

2020 Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary Feature

In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.

(2019, TV-14, 1hr 50 min

Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m. — Icarus

2017 Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary Feature​

When filmmaker Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Dirty urine, unexplained death and Olympic gold are all part of the exposure of the biggest scandal in sports history.

(2017, TV-MA, 2hr)

Monday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m. — Chasing Coral

Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.

(2017, Not Rated, 1hr 33min)

Monday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. — Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

A documentary on the unrest in Ukraine during 2013 and 2014, as student demonstrations supporting European integration grew into a violent revolution calling for the resignation of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

(2015, Not Rated, 1hr 42min)

Monday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. — The Mars Generation

Teenagers train at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center to become the engineers and astronauts of tomorrow, with hopes of leading mankind’s journey to Mars.

(2017, Not Rated, 1hr 37min)

Monday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. — Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Using 100 hours of footage from the set of “Man on the Moon,” filmmaker Chris Smith documents Jim Carrey’s transformation into legendary performance artist and comedian Andy Kaufman.

(2017, Not Rated, 1hr 37min)

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