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Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:29 pm

The Adamstown Area Library is participating with “FILM FORWARD: Advancing Cultural Dialogue,” a partnership of Sundance Institute and four U.S. federal cultural agencies.

Free screenings and discussions of the thought-provoking films are scheduled at two locations:

n Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. — “Twenty Feet From Stardom,” at the Adamstown Area Library, 3000 N. Reading Road, Adamstown.

n Friday, April 25, at 7 p.m. — “If You Build It,” at the Cocalico High School Auditorium, 810 S. 4th St., Denver.

Both films will be moderated by local filmmaker Stewart Bradley of Lancaster. Both programs are free and open to the public.

To register, visit www.adamstownarealibary.org or call 717-484-4200.

FILM FORWARD is an international program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of films, workshops and conversations.

It is an initiative of the Sundance Institute and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

FILM FORWARD promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, using film's unique ability to tell stories that explore universal themes that will ignite meaningful conversations.

“If You Build It” is an American documentary that focuses on a year in the life of one of America's most innovative classrooms.

Designer/activists Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, together with their high school students, unleash the power of humanitarian design to help their struggling community in rural North Carolina.

“Twenty Feet From Stardom” is also an American documentary. It shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.

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