Weekday Documentaries

Documentary - Death by Design (2016) Directed by Sue Williams Presented by Rust Belt Riders Composting

Consumers love—and live on—their smartphones, tablets and laptops. A cascade of new devices pour endlessly into the market, promising even better communication, non-stop entertainment and instant information. The numbers are staggering. By 2020, four billion people will have a personal computer.

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - At the Fork (2016) Presented by LEAF

Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - Trail Magic (2015)

Though many serious hikers know that Emma “Grandma” Gatewood became the first woman to solo thru-hike the Appalachian Trail (AT), in 1955 at the age of sixty-seven, they really don’t know the rest of the story.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - Life Itself - Presented by Cleveland Scene

Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - One Way Astronaut (2014)

Stephan, Sara, Henri and Beatriz are four people who, like tens of thousands of applicants from all over the world, answered an advertisement for people who’d like to visit Mars. There’s only one catch: this mission is one-way only.

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - Sam Klemke’s Time Machine (2015) Directed by Matthew Bate Presented by Speed Sketchers Caricatures

In 1977, Sam Klemke started obsessively documenting his entire life on film.

Monday, July 24, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Documentary - Dear Mr. Watterson (2013)

Calvin and Hobbes dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers for over ten years and had a profound effect on millions of readers across the globe.

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 6:30pm

Location: Main Library Auditorium