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If Dreams Were Lightning Film Screening and Q&A

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Join us for an exciting screening of If Dreams Were Lightning with filmmaker, Ramin Bahrani!

About the film: Rural hospitals around America are closing at alarming rates, leaving communities without care. Oscar and Emmy-nominated director Ramin Bahrani visits Appalachia, where American communities are left with limited or no access to healthcare. Explore the rural healthcare crisis in the South through the eyes of those struggling in it and the dedicated doctors trying to reach them.

About the filmmaker: Academy Award, BAFTA, WGA and Emmy nominee Ramin Bahrani is the Iranian-American filmmaker of Man Push Cart, Chop Shop, 99 Homes and The White Tiger. A Guggenheim Fellowship winner, his debut feature doc 2nd Chance premiered at Sundance and was released by Showtime. In 2010, Roger Ebert proclaimed Bahrani as “the director of the decade.”

This film screening and discussion is the first event in our Big Read Adult Education series. You can learn more about the goals and plans for the series here.


September 8
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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