‘Moving the Mountain’ moving film

Aug 09, 2014
Chinese student democracy leader Li Lu, whose life and work is highlighted in “Moving the Mountain,” was interviewed in his Columbia University apartment for the film.

Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with weekly screenings at the summer time of 7 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1.

The movies, hosted by Erika Pfander, have the theme Politics of Oppression in August. The Aug. 15 film is “Moving the Mountain,” a 1994 movie from the United Kingdom and Canada that runs 83 minutes.

In this compelling nonrated film, director Michael Apted captures the power and passion of the 1989 Tiananmen Square uprising through a combination of newsreel footage, dramatic re-enactments and extensive input from the actual student leaders.

Upcoming in the series are: Aug. 22, “The Official Story” (1985, Argentina); Aug. 29, “Z” (1969, France/Algeria).

Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Light refreshments will be served. The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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