Montclair Public Library has announced its winter and spring 2017 lineup for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings series, which offers streams of programs from Lincoln Center’s growing digital content collection, including world-class performances from Live From Lincoln Center and other previous live events.
Montclair Public Library is located at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Learn more at www.montclairlibrary.org
Saturday, February 4 at 2pm. Voices of People’s History of the United States
(This is a screening of Voices of a People’s History of the United States filmed at Lincoln Center on November 5, 2015. Run-time: 1h 30m 49s)
This Lincoln Center commission commemorates the 35th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s seminal book, A People’s History of the United States, with music and spoken-word performances that will bring to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people in the book: those who built the movements that made the United States what it is today, ending slavery and Jim Crow, protesting war and the genocide of Native Americans, creating unions and the eight-hour work day, advancing women’s rights and gay liberation, and struggling to right the wrongs of the day.
Actors Susan Pourfar, Brian Jones, Viggo Mortensen, Kathleen Chalfant, Fatou Thiam, and Peter Sarsgaard with musicians Allison Moorer, Stew, Teddy Thompson, and Hayes Carll bring to life original source materials from the rebels, dissenters, and visionaries of our past—and present. With narration by Anthony Arnove, co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People’s History of the United States and author of the introduction to the new 35th-anniversary edition of A People’s History of the United States.
Voices seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice. This free performance kicks off a year-long project with New York City students at the High School for Arts, Imagination and Inquiry, a New York City public school located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Educational Campus, co-founded by Lincoln Center Education. Some of tonight’s artists will be helping students to engage with this history and develop their own interpretations of these incredible stories, culminating in a performance of their own work at the Atrium on May 19, 2016.
Thursday, March 30 at 7pm. Rebecca Naomi Jones
(This is a screening of a performance recorded on April 4, 2014 Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Run-time: 48m 57s)
Appearing in some of the best new rock musicals including Passing Strange and American Idiot, this dynamic pop-rock powerhouse is an unparalleled leader of the new Broadway generation.
Saturday, April 22 at 2pm. Act One
(This is a screening of a performance on November 13, 2015. Run-time: 2h 19m 37s)
In Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony®-nominated Best Play, three time Tony® winner James Lapine reimagines Moss Hart’s captivating memoir for the stage with a cast led by Tony Shalhoub, Andrea Martin, and Santino Fontana.
(This is a screening of a performance recorded on August 7, 2015 at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival. Run-time: 53m 43s)
One of the most exciting young string quartets on the world stage arrives at the Kaplan Penthouse for its Mostly Mozart debut with a fascinating program that beings with Mozart’s arrangements of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier followed by Thomas Adès’s kaleidoscopic fantasy Arcadiana and Beethoven’s earth-moving Grosse Fugue.
Lincoln Center Local partners with your local library to bring exclusive free screenings of Lincoln Center’s finest performances directly to your neighborhood. Major support for Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings is provided by the Oak Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Booth Ferris Foundation and the Altman Foundation.
All programs are free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. For more information, visit montclairlibrary.org/lincolncenter or call (973) 744-0500 ext. 2235.
About Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings
Lincoln Center Local: Free Screenings, a program created by Lincoln Center Education and hosted by libraries and community centers, brings the best of Lincoln Center—world-renowned performances coupled with unparalleled educational resources—off its Manhattan-based campus and into communities anywhere. This Lincoln Center program provides high-definition screenings from the growing digital catalog of the world’s leading performing arts center. These music, dance, theater and opera performances come from recent live events at Lincoln Center, including the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Theater, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and School of American Ballet, as well as past performances at Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, American Song, and past broadcasts from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Live From Lincoln Center. For more information, please visit LincolnCenter.org/Local
About Montclair Public Library
Founded in 1893, the Montclair Public Library serves the citizens of Montclair, New Jersey through two facilities: the Main Library at 50 S. Fullerton Avenue and the Bellevue Branch at 185 Bellevue Avenue. The mission of the Montclair Public Library is to change lives every day through words, ideas, and community connections. The library’s vision is to be the place where community happens—the center of the Montclair community.