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Annual Film Festival At Ridgewood Public Library

"In The Game" will be shown Nov. 6 as part of the 13th Annual Reel Voices Film Festival in Ridgewood.
"In The Game" will be shown Nov. 6 as part of the 13th Annual Reel Voices Film Festival in Ridgewood. Photo Credit: Kartemquin Films

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The 13th Annual Reel Voices Film Festival will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 with a screening of "Last Days in Vietnam" (2014) at the Ridgewood Public Library.

"Last Days in Vietnam" is a documentary about the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War. The North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. The film received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature. The price is $5 per person, and registration is required. Click here to register.

The film festival continues Wednesday, Oct. 14 with a free screening of the documentary "The Wolfpack" (2015), which begins at 7:30 p.m. Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films they watch. The film won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

The 2015 documentary "Very Semi-Serious" will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23. The documentary provides an unprecedented look behind the iconic single panel New Yorker cartoon. The film is $5 per person, and registration is required. Click here to register.

There will be a screening of the 2105 documentary "In The Game" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The film follows the ups and downs of a girls’ soccer team to reveal the very real obstacles that low-income students from inner-city Chicago confront in their quest for higher education. Registration is required. Click here register.

The film festival closes out with a screening of the documentary "In Transit" (2015) at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 . This film takes you on a journey into the hearts and minds of passengers aboard the Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America. This was famed documentarian Albert Maysles' last film before he died. Registration is required. Click here to register.

The film festival is sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the Ridgewood Education Foundation. Visit www.ridgewoodlibrary.org for full program details.

All the screenings are at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave.

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