Arts & Entertainment

May's Movies & Showtimes at the Scotch Plains Public Library


SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Library, located on 1927 Bartle Ave., will be hosting a "Friday Films" series beginning on May 1 featuring movies inspired by its Created Equal series. Each film session is free for the public to attend and will start at noon.

The library has provided TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood with the following schedule of its events:

Friday, May 1: The Help (PG-13, 146 min)
After a white woman graduates from college in the 1960s, she returns to her home in Jackson, Mississippi and begins her writing career by interviewing the African-American servants in her neighborhood and sharing their stories with the public.

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Friday, May 8: Amazing Grace (PG, 118 min)
Based on the life of William Wilberforce, his passion, and perseverance to pass a law ending the slave trade in the late 18th and the people, including his minister, who pushed him to pursue it to the end.

Friday, May 15: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (NR, 108 min)
When the daughter of a white liberal newspaper publisher and the son of a black retired postal worker want to get married, they meet with opposition from both their families.

Friday, May 22: To Kill a Mockingbird (NR, 129 min)
Told through the eyes of “Scout,” a feisty six-year-old tomboy To Kill A Mockingbird carries us on an odyssey through the fires of prejudice and injustice in 1932 Alabama.

Friday, May 29: Selma (PG-13, 128 min)
Selma chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition.

Attendees are encouraged to register in advance online (, by phone (908-322-5007 x 204), or e-mail (

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