American Journeys: The Visitor
- Date(s): Monday, April 27th 2009
- Time: 6 p.m.
- Location: Niobrara County Library
The final film in the series, The Visitor will be shown on Monday, April 27. A moving story about a recently widowed college professor who discovers a pair of illegal aliens living in his New York City apartment. Victims of a real-estate scam, the young couple are eventually invited to remain and unlikely friendships develop. The realities of immigration injustice in a post 9/11 world are brought to light and the definition of an American is reexamined. This film stars Richard Jenkins, Haaz Sleiman, Danai Jekesai Gurira and Hiam Abbass and is directed by Thomas McCarthy.
This film discussion series explores journeys from the margins and the mainstream of American Life through the lens of popular Hollywood film. Each of the movies and discussions will look at American journeys with equality and justice and the challenges of living in the margins of society and tradition. The film showings begin with a free meal and also include audience discussion lead by Deane Tucker, Professor of Humanities at Chadron State College.
This series is funded by the We the People Initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is sponsored in part by the Wyoming Humanities Council at 307-721-9243. The series will also be held in Cheyenne, Jackson and Sheridan. For more information contact the library at 334-3490.