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Events for Thursday October 6, 2016


Internet for Seniors

Internet for Seniors


Thursday October 6, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Seniors and other beginners will learn some basic Internet terminology and will become adept at maneuvering through the web by clicking on links, typing addresses, and using Explorer’s navigational tools. Three week class. Registration required and begins on September 12. Please call 973-538-2592 to register or for more information.


Book Lovers' Circle

Book Lovers' Circle


Thursday October 6, 2016
7:00 PM
Do you have a passion for reading and for books? Then come to our Book Lovers' Circle on the first Thursday of every month.

You will hear about the newest books available at the library, receive a reading list and have a chance to share your own favorites, both old and new. A great way to expand your reading horizons, meet other readers and have fun! Refreshments will be served.

The first Thursday of every month starting January 04, 2018 until December 06, 2018


The Moving Image of Rock

The Moving Image of Rock Movie Series: Sex and Broadcasting (2014) Not Rated, 78 minutes


Thursday October 6, 2016
7:00 PM
Sex and Broadcasting is a human, and humorous, look at New Jersey’s WFMU, a radio station that refuses any programming boundaries. Director Tim K. Smith will also be on hand for a Q & A with the audience.

Most of WFMU's disc jockeys are unpaid volunteers, working for their love of surprising, spontaneousWFMU Studio radio. They play everything from flat-out uncategorizable strangeness to every form of rock and roll, experimental music, jazz, psychedelia, hip-hop, hand-cranked wax cylinders, gospel, Inuit marching bands, R&B, C&W, radio improvisations, spoken-word collages, and throat singers of the Lower East Side. Their captain is station manager Ken Freedman, who has spent the past three decades keeping WFMU alive, independent, and one of a kind.  At 54, Ken has strapped his entire life and family to this crazy station, and it may all soon be a memory.

Since the introduction of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, radio has seen massive corporate consolidation. This has dramatically decreased the diversity of music formats being broadcast nationally and has eliminated many independent and local voices from the public airwaves.  Simultaneously, the rise of algorithmic internet radio models (Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio) that deliver “automated music recommendations” has tightened the screws on smaller players that attempt to use the internet to bring human-controlled radio to larger audiences. During this time WFMU, through its foresight and perseverance, has served as a beacon of hope for those who love music and believe in the importance of truly independent media outlets.

The film weaves personal stories of WFMU’s eccentric DJs with an exploration of the 21st-century media landscape that has made the station such a rarity. As the film unfolds, WFMU reaches a crisis: Ken meets with the board of directors. With six months until their next fundraising marathon, they are almost out of money. Can WFMU stay on the air and stay true to its independent spirit?  

Sex and Broadcasting fully explores the past and present of this essential, weird, and utterly unique American institution while telling the gripping, yet comical, story of its fight for survival.

Bio

Photo of Tim SmithTim K. Smith, a 20 year film and TV veteran, started his career serving coffee on Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and has since worked in every aspect of the filmmaking process. He has spent the last 10 years focusing on his love of documentaries which has included his collaborations as editor of Morgan Spurlock’s Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, co-producing and editing two films for HBO, including the critically acclaimed Kevorkian and editing Quest for Honor, the Oscar short-listed documentary following the plight of Kurdish woman in Iraq.  Sex and Broadcasting marks his directorial debut.

This film is part of an occasional movie series entitled “The Moving Image of Rock” (showing acclaimed Rock ‘n’ Roll documentaries, dramatic movies and general motion pictures about Rock topics), at the library.  

Light refreshments will be served. 

This program was made possible thanks to funding from the Friends of the Library.


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