The Arlington International Film Festival is returning to Robbins Library for a monthly film series. The 2016 season will feature 8 documentaries and 1 narrative film. The series kicks off on Thursday June 16 with Picking up the Pieces, winner of the 2015 AIFF Best High School Documentary Short, and director Joshua Tebeau will be there to discuss his film. Picking up the Pieces explores the lives of Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust, asking “how did they live after they survived?” Screening the same night will be Cavedigger, a look at the work of Ra Paulette who digs cathedral-like, ‘eighth wonder of the world’ art caves into the sandstone cliffs of northern New Mexico. Cavedigger was nominated for a 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject.
The series continues with screenings in July, August, October, November and December. Please visit www.robbinslibrary.org to see the full calendar listing and film descriptions.
For the past four years, The Arlington International Film Festival has partnered with Robbins Library to bring independent film to the Arlington community. This partnership provides increased exposure to independent film and an appreciation for all cultures through storytelling.
All screenings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room at the Robbins Library, 700 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington MA unless otherwise noted. Please contact Maura Deedy, Assistant Library Director at email@example.com or 781-316-3202 with any questions.