SPOTLIGHT: We’re Saying It Again!

Yep, here we are saying it again: We love public libraries. To be fair, though, we warned you we would and it will most certainly happen again. A few months ago we told you all about our new Global Lens Public Library Program, which opened in April at the Brooklyn Public Library, who will be closing the series on Tuesday, June 5th with a screening of TOLL BOOTH – and a special Q&A with the film’s producer, the estimable Engin Yenidunya (pictured here on the left with GFI’s amazing Marketing and Publicity Manager Hilary Lawson and TOLL BOOTH’s director, Tolga Karaçelik).

But it doesn’t end there! The month of June will also see the beginning of more Global Lens 2012 screenings at the San Francisco Public Library, which kicks things off on Monday, June 4th with Albania’s official submission to the 84th Academy Awards, Bujar Alimani’s AMNESTY. And then a couple weeks later, the Missoula Public Library will start their program with Gustavo Pizzi’s charming, honest CRAFT, which features one of the best performances I’ve seen in a while.

Special thanks, of course, goes to Meredith Walters in Brooklyn, Moazzam Sheikh in San Francisco, and Christine Hadlow in Missoula for being our inaugural partners in this exciting and important program, and for all their hard work in putting these screenings together for their respective communities. There’s more on the horizon (think Hartford, CT), and don’t worry: we’ll keep you updated (i.e., we’ll say it again).

P.S. And if you’re looking for something to do this weekend, I would strongly suggest hitting up MFA Boston, hosting the Global Lens film series starting TONIGHT! (LoveyoumissyouBoston)

Visit the film calendar to see where else Global Lens is playing!

The Global Lens film series is an annual, curated program of narrative feature films from Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. Each film in the series is selected for its authentic voice, strong cinematics and unique cultural perspective, opening a window to the diverse world in which we live. Now in its ninth year, the series continues to be a platform for exceptional storytelling. To date, more than eighty-five films from over thirty-five nations make up the award-winning and critically acclaimed Global Lens collection.

The Global Film is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. All proceeds from the Global Lens film series support international filmmaker grants, educational programming and resources, touring film exhibitions and other philanthropic initiatives and programs sponsored by the Global Film Initiative.

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