The Fall International Film Festival continues at the Springfield Free Public Library on Thursday, November 8th. The library will screen Anita (2009) at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Anita is the story of a young woman with Down syndrome who lives a happy, routine life in Buenos Aires, being meticulously cared for by her mother, Dora. One tragic morning in 1994, everything changes when Anita is left alone, confused and helpless after the nearby Argentine Israelite Mutual Association is bombed (the deadliest bombing in Argentina's history). As Anita wanders through the city, she learns not only to care for herself, but touches the lives of those around her, from an alcoholic to a family of Asian immigrants. In Spanish with English subtitles. 104 minutes. Not rated.
Funding for the film program has been made possible in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.
Admission is free and refreshments are served. Assistive listening devices are available upon request. The Springfield Free Public Library is located at 66 Mountain Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. 973-376-4930. www.sfplnj.org.