Next up in our series of movies on immigration is the documentary Border War, showing at 3 p.m. Friday, March 8. It travels through smuggling tunnels, to migrant halfway houses, and to the halls of Congress to explore the volatile issue of immigration policy. The documentary is about an hour and a half long.
Immigration is the focus of this year's CNY Reads project, and of a series of movies that we'll be showing every Friday in March at 3 p.m. All of the movies are free, and no registration is needed. Here's a look at upcoming movies:
3 p.m. Friday, March 15: A Better Life. A father and son embark on a physical and spiritual journey where they discover that family is the most important part of the American dream. (98 minutes)
3 p.m. Friday, March 22: In America. A poor Irish family searches for a better life in America. Through their daughters, two anguished parents find hope and the ability to believe in love and magic. (105 minutes)
3 p.m. Friday, March 29: Frozen River. Set in the Mohawk territory of Northern New York, the movie tells the story of a desperate woman who resorts to smuggling illegal immigrants into the U.S. The movie was a best dramatic feature winner at the Sundance Festival. (97 minutes)
This year's CNY Reads selection is The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle. Copies of the book are available at Seymour Library.