Long Beach Main Library Offers Free Screening of “Bhutto” April 26

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The community is invited to a free screening and discussion of “Bhutto” – the epic tale of the life and tragic death of Benazir Bhutto, the first woman leader of a Muslim country – on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave. The film is being shown as part of the Community Cinema Series, which brings together Long Beach organizations and community members to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.

The documentary by Duane Baughman, takes an intimate look at one of the most fascinating and important world leaders of our time, Benazir Bhutto. As the first Muslim woman elected to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Struck down by assassins, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to martyr in the eyes of millions around the world.

Doors open for registration at 5:30 pm at the Library Auditorium (lower level). The film starts promptly at 6:00 pm followed by a panel discussion and Q & A.

To watch a film clip, visit http://communitycinema.org.  For more information, call 562.570.1010. Library parking is available at the Broadway parking structure on the southeast corner of W. Broadway and Chestnut.

The Community Cinema Series in Long Beach is presented by the Neighborhood Resource Center, Long Beach Public Library and Long Beach Central Area Association. Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS), is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring free monthly screenings of films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Independent Lens. Nine films, followed by panel discussions and Q & A, are being screened at the Long Beach Main Library between October 2010 and June 2011.

For information about Community Cinema events in Long Beach, visit musicuntold.com

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