At Home in Johnson County: Free Film Series

Posted by: Johnson County Public Library | Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This October, the Johnson County Public Library is partnering with Aspire Johnson County and The Historic Artcraft Theatre to present a 4-week film series celebrating four of the many cultures represented in Johnson County.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-show fun and a chance to purchase your favorite concessions before the show. All films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Movie Event Schedule    

Tuesday, October 3
Through a series of flashbacks, four young Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China, explore their past. This search will help them understand their difficult mother/daughter relationships. Rated R, 2 hrs 19 min. (Ages 18+)

Movie cover for Joy Luck Club

Tuesday, October 10
In a forgotten Mexico village Tita and Pedro fall in love, but their marriage is forbidden. Rated R, 1 hrs 45 min. (Ages 18+)

Movie Cover for Like Water for Chocolate

"PONYO"- Japan
Tuesday, October 17
A five year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. Rated G, 1 hr 41 min. (Family-friendly night)

Movie cover for Ponyo

Tuesday, October 24
This film is a modern adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel featuring the lives of four unmarried daughters in an Indian Family. Rated PG-13, 2 hrs 2 min. (Ages 13+)

Movie cover for Bride & Prejudice

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This program is made possible thanks to the support from community donations, the JCPL Foundation,
The Historic Artcraft Theatre, Mitsubishi Turbocharger and Engine America, Inc., KYB Manufacturing North America
Engaged Learning at Franklin College and our partners at Aspire Johnson County.

Logos of Film Series Sponsors


Sponsor KYB Logo

Past Events

We're celebrating our international neighbors this summer at your Johnson County libraries! Join us as we learn about a different culture each week through fabulous international foods, music, games and art.

As a part of our partnership with the placemaking team of Aspire Johnson County, we’re spending each Saturday in July celebrating our neighbors who come to us from Syria, Myanmar, Japan, India, Mexico and China, and who now call our county home.

Saturday, June 24 at the Trafalgar Branch
Part 1: 10-11:45 a.m. - The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Context: The presentation will be divided into two small information sessions to provide the audience with an overall picture of this particular humanitarian crisis. Part one will cover the origins of the Syrian conflict as well as its toll on the Syrian people. Part two will discuss the perils of refugee camps as well as the vetting system for refugee admission into the United States.
Part 2: 2-4 p.m. - At Home in Johnson County: Learn more about the culture and people of Syria.

Saturday, July 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Clark Pleasant Branch
Celebrate the culture of Burma with lots of fun activities for the whole family! Food, fun, music, games and more. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about one of the many cultures that can be found right here in Johnson County.

Saturday, July 8 from 1-3 p.m. at the Franklin Branch
Learn about the traditional culture of Japan from Minori Abel of the Japan-America Society of Indiana. Complete a fun origami or kirie paper craft.

Saturday, July 15 from 1-3 the White River Branch
Enjoy Bollywood music and dancing with The Bollywood Beats. Get a temporary henna tattoo courtesy Henna by Pam and experience a taste of India!

Saturday, July 22 from 1-4 the Greenwood Public Library
Join us as we celebrate the culture of Mexico. Enjoy traditional foods, games, crafts, music and more while learning firsthand about this vibrant and rich culture found in Johnson County.

At Home in Johnson County is presented in collaboration with Aspire Johnson County and Greenwood Public Library.