A Book and a Movie Screening

In the Lower Level Meeting Room

Screening a movie that was adapted from a book. The books are available for checkout a month prior to the meeting. We will show the movie on the second Thursday of the month at 1:30 PM. You do not need to have read the book to come and enjoy the movie. You do not need to register for this in-person event, which is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

July 11: Women Talking by Miriam Toews (Rated: PG-13)

One evening, eight Mennonite women climb into a hay loft to conduct a secret meeting. For the past two years, each of these women, and more than a hundred other girls in their colony, has been repeatedly violated in the night by demons coming to punish them for their sins. Now that the women have learned they were in fact drugged and attacked by a group of men from their own community, they are determined to protect themselves and their daughters from future harm. While the men of the colony are off in the city, attempting to raise enough money to bail out the rapists and bring them home, these women-all illiterate, without any knowledge of the world outside their community and unable even to speak the language of the country they live in-have very little time to make a choice: Should they stay in the only world they've ever known or should they dare to escape? Based on real events.

The 2023 movie stars Frances McDormand and Claire Foy. It is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including sexual assault, violent images, and some strong language.

catherine@columbuspubliclibrary.info or 920-623-5910
A Book and a Movie Screening: Women Talking