The San Leandro Public Library, as part of its Millennial Academy, is presenting “Movies for the Latest Generation,” a film series featuring great stories about Millennials, people aged 18 to 33 years old.
series kicks off on Saturday, June 22 with a film adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book “The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal,” and tells the story of the social-networking phenomenon. It is arguably the definitive tale of this generation.
On Saturday, July 27, the film series take a comedic turn with the story of 23-year-old Scott Pilgrim, whose life is nearly perfect – he’s between jobs, in a rock band, and dating a cute girl.
Then Scott meets Ramona Flowers, a fashionable delivery girl, who roller blades into his life, blows his mind, and threatens his awesome world. To win her heart, he must defeat her seven evil ex-boyfriends. Can he do it without destroying his great life?
The final film in the series is about a reality TV show in which 24 teenagers, two from each of the 12 districts in the country of Panem, fight to death while all of their fellow citizens are forced to watch the brutal struggle. Will Katniss and Peeta overcome their stronger and better-prepared competitors? The film will be screened on Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Movies for the Latest Generation series has been designed for Millennials, but all adults 18 and over are welcome to attend. All series movies will be shown at the San Leandro Main Library, 300 Estudillo Ave., on the big screen in the 200+ seat theater beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and no tickets are required. Movie snacks and drinks will be provided.
For more information, please visit the Millennial Academy website at www.lifelonglibrary.org or call Bill Sherwood at (510) 577-7964.