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Events for Wednesday August 21, 2019

Afternoons with Austen: “Sense and Sensibility', Princeton Public Library

Wednesday August 21, 2019
3:00 PM

Enjoy a cup of tea and a film adaptation of a Jane Austen novel on Wednesday afternoons this summer when the library presents Afternoons with Austen. For true Austen fanatics, “Addicted to Austen” calling cards will be distributed at each screening to be stamped by staff. Those who attend three or more screenings will be entered in a drawing to win a prize pack of copies of all of the films shown in the series.

“Sense and Sensibility” follows the story of two sisters, suddenly destitute members of a wealthy English family, who are forced to seek financial security through marriage. Directed by Ang Lee, the film stars Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet and Hugh Grant. PG. 2 hours, 16 minutes. The last Afternoons with Austen screening will be on Aug. 28 when “Persuasion” will be featured.

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Film and Discussion: “Feminists: What Were They Thinking?”, Princeton Public Library

Wednesday August 21, 2019
7:00 PM

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann shares a screening of Johanna Demetrakas’ 2018 documentary followed by conversation and story sharing. The film revisits Cynthia MacAdams’ “Emergence,” a landmark collection of portraits of second-wave pioneering feminists including Gloria Steinem, Kate Millett, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda and has many of the original subjects and their third-wave successors reflecting on the portraits, their identity as feminists, and their own experience as women in the Movement.

Community Room This event is in advance of the Sept. 6 opening of “Gloria: A Life,” at McCarter Theatre Center. Co-sponsored by the library, the Princeton Garden Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center.

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