One City, One Book
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Friday, March 7, 6:00 p.m., Ferryway School
Live-action adaptation of Jeff Kinney’s popular illustrated book about a wise-cracking 6th-grade student.
Co-sponsored by Malden Reads and the Malden Public Schools PTO.
The Way of All Flesh
Wednesday, March 5, 6:00 p.m., Malden Public Library
A documentary telling Henrietta Lacks’s story.
For those unable to attend, the full documentary is available to stream online for free at top-documentaryfilms.com/the-way-of-all-flesh
Something the Lord Made
Friday, April 25, 7:00 p.m., Salvation Army
A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thoma
An American Dreams in China
Sunday, April 27*, 2:00 p.m., Malden YMCA
*note: this is the new, corrected date & location for the film
A 2013 Chinese film directed by Peter Chan and starring Huang Xiaoming, Deng Chao, and Tong Dawei.
With English subtitles.
Co- sponsored by Malden Reads and the Chinese Culture Connection.
Miss Evers’ Boys
Monday, April 7, 1:00 p.m., Malden Senior Center
The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.
Miss Evers’ Boys is the true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed. The film follows a nurse (played by Alfre Woodard) who cared for those men (one played by Lawrence Fishburne) during the fatal experiment.
An HBO original movie, the film was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning Best Made For Television movie and a Best Movie Actress award for Woodard.
All films in the series highlight themes from the community read’s 2014 featured selection The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. It’s the true story about a woman who was virtually unknown before the book, and yet her cells — which were taken without her knowledge over 60 years ago — have been one of the most important tools in the field of medicine. Major themes of the book include economic injustice, ethics of modern medicine and extraordinary contributions from seemingly ordinary people.
A discussion of the film’s themes will follow the screening.
Wednesday, March 19, 6:00 p.m., Malden Public Library
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Film. Discussion. Community.
Wednesday, April 9, 4 p.m., Malden Teen Enrichment Center (MTEC)
This movie fits with one of this year's Malden Reads companion books – “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, which tells the story of a child with a rare deformity and his efforts to fit-in at a public school.
Like the protagonist of Wonder, the main character of “Mask” was born with extreme facial deformities. “Mask” tells his story about character, empathy, compassion and acceptance. It also shows how courage, humor, and determination can overcome even the most extreme challenges.
This event is open for all teens. A discussion will follow the screening.