Reel Life Film Club Presents: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song

Friday, January 11th
6pm

Howland Public Library
313 Main Street – Beacon

The Reel Life Film Club for tweens and teens returns to Beacon. On Friday, January 11th, at 6pm, the Howland Public Library will be screening the film, Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, a documentary about the life and music of folk singer, activist, and local hero, Pete Seeger.

After the film, there will be a Q&A with Grammy Award winners, David Bernz and Jeff Haynes. David worked with Pete Seeger for many years producing his CDs including the 2010 Grammy Award winning Tomorrow’s Children with the Rivertown Kids and Friends. Jeff Haynes collaborated with Seeger on his last project, the spoken word record, The Storm King, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013. David Gelber, creator of the docu-series, Years of Living Dangerously, will moderate the discussion.

Reel Life Film Club is an opportunity for middle school students to view award-winning documentary films and talk about them with inspiring people. Now in its third year, the film series is a collaboration between the Beacon, Cold Spring and Garrison libraries. A new film is shown each month, rotating between the three locations.

All students in grades 6 and up are invited to the screening. Pizza will be served at the event and registration is encouraged to ensure there in enough pizza for everyone. To register to attend the January 11th screening of The Power of Song email community@beaconlibrary.org.