Film: Unrest

Tuesday October 10, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

The 2017 documentary "Unrest" is, at it’s core, a love story. How Jen and her new husband forge their relationship while dealing with her mysterious illness is at once heartbreaking, inspiring, and funny.

Twenty-eight year-old Jennifer Brea is working on her PhD at Harvard and months away from marrying the love of her life when she gets a mysterious fever that leaves her bedridden and looking for answers. Determined to live, she turns her camera on herself and her community— a hidden world of millions confined to their homes and bedrooms by ME, commonly called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

"Unrest" is made by an award-winning team and is supported by the Sundance Institute, Chicken & Egg Pictures, the Harnisch Foundation, BRITDOC's Good Pitch, the Tribeca Film Institute, the Fledgling Fund, IFP, and over 2,593 Kickstarter backers. It premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing.

This 90-minute documentary is unrated.

Film & Discussion: Grooming a Generation

Thursday October 26, 2017: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

This event is intended for grade 6 - adult

The 2017 documentary "Grooming a Generation" is a 30-minute film directed by Andy Sacks about local Ypsilanti barbers and their innovative program to get young customers reading:

"Read to your barber while you get a haircut. Get a two dollar refund. Low tech, high concept. No apps, no devices, no software. Just a 25 minute hair appointment, a shelf of books, and an adult who truly cares."

Join us for a screening of this captivating film, followed by a panel discussion with Emmy Award-winning director Sacks and some of the barbers who appear in the film.