Tuesday, January 30th

Documentary: Poverty, Profit and Politics

Euclid Public Library

7:00 p.m.

With the government spending billions of dollars on low income housing aid, why do so few persons receive help? Only one in four persons in need of housing aid receive assistance. The PBS documentary Poverty, Profit and Politics explores this problem and documents the historical relationship of race and housing over the past 80 years in the United States. 

216.261.5300 / bit.ly/2Bf1jTk

 

Saturday, February 3rd

Documentary: If These Walls Could Talk

East Cleveland Public Library

2:00 p.m.

What would happen if abandoned houses in Cleveland had voices? What stories would 100-year-old structures tell if they had the chance to do so? If These Walls Could Talk is an interactive documentary experience like no other. This feature-length documentary highlights Northeast Ohio's history, present problems and future solutions from the innovative perspective of three vacant homes on Cleveland's east side. Using a unique blend of 2-D and 3-D animation, live action and documentary elements, this film is geared to educate and entertain all ages. It is crafted to enter schools and neighborhoods with meaningful themes of purpose, perseverance and pride in one's roots. Written, directed, edited and starring Chris Webb, this film was made possible through the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Leadership Center and National Arts Strategies.

216.541.4128 / eastclevelandpubliclibrary.org

 

Wednesday, February 21st

Documentary: If These Walls Could Talk

Lakewood Public Library – Main Library

6:30 p.m.

What would happen if abandoned houses in Cleveland had voices? What stories would 100-year-old structures tell if they had the chance to do so? If These Walls Could Talk is an interactive documentary experience like no other. This feature-length documentary highlights Northeast Ohio's history, present problems and future solutions from the innovative perspective of three vacant homes on Cleveland's east side. Using a unique blend of 2-D and 3-D animation, live action and documentary elements, this film is geared to educate and entertain all ages. It is crafted to enter schools and neighborhoods with meaningful themes of purpose, perseverance and pride in one's roots. Written, directed, edited and starring Chris Webb, this film was made possible through the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Leadership Center and National Arts Strategies.

216.226.8275 / lakewoodpubliclibrary.org

 

Tuesday, February 27th

Documentary: The Last Trailer Park

Lakewood Public Library – Main Library

6:30 p.m.

Directed by Raychel Brightman, the film goes inside the last trailer park in Nassau County, where a tight-knit community has dispersed after a spirited nine-year legal battle that the residents were never equipped to fight. Many of the 80 families lost hope and moved away long ago. Newsday followed the last remaining family as it struggled against a deadline to find an alternative to becoming homeless. Desmond took thousands of pages of notes as he chronicled their stories. That research has been called “the most comprehensive, detailed data on American urban poverty, housing and eviction” and is now the foundation of his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. After the screening of The Last Trailer Park, we will show a news interview with Desmond where he talks about the documentary and his book.

216.226.8275 / lakewoodpubliclibrary.org