Come join the Library in commemorating the powerful themes in the book Farewell to Manzanar by attending the showings of four significant films on Thursday afternoons throughout the month of October.
The film series begins on October 4 with the period piece “Come See the Paradise” starring Dennis Quaid and Tamlyn Tomita. This is a story of love and hope set in 1930’s Los Angeles.
Next on October 11 is “American Pastime,” which shows the power of honor and pride through the prism of baseball in the midst of great dislocation.
On October 18, the library will screen “Snow Falling on Cedars” - a classic story of prejudice set against the backdrop of the Northwest in post World War II America.
The fourth and final offering on October 25 is the documentary “Manzanar Fishing Club” which explores the past-times of a group of avid fisherman who find a creative way to deal with the issue of interment.
This film series is part of Fullerton Reads, an initiative aiming to get the city of Fullerton to read and discuss one book. “Farewell to Manzanar” is this year’s choice for Fullerton Reads.
These are all films which may explore mature themes not suitable for young children. The films will be shown downstairs in the Main Library’s Osborne Auditorium each of the Thursdays in October at 1 p.m. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the program are asked to notify the Library staff prior to October 7.