We are pleased to announce a special Stand Against Racism film screening.
Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m. – HAIRSPRAY (2007) Starring John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Allison Janney, Nikki Blonsky, Christopher Walken, and Michelle Pfeiffer; Rated PG; 113 minutes
In this screen version of the Broadway play, Tracy Turnblad is a heavyweight teenager with huge hair who is obsessed with Link Larken on the Corny Collins Show. She sings and dances her way into his heart and onto the show. However, she decides that the segregation of the show is not fair so she and her friends fight to integrate the show.
"What it offers isn't really a nostalgic look at a "more innocent time" so much as a saucy wink at a casually vicious time that is constantly being sold to us as innocent." -- Carina Chocano, The Los Angeles Times
"Movie magic." -- Mick LaSalle, The San Francisco Chronicle
"When Hairspray is twisting and shouting and swiveling its hips, you can even dare to believe a great society is waiting in the wings." -- The Washington Post
To watch a trailer of the film, please click here.
Stand Against Racism Day is Friday, April 29, 2011. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, along with 60 YWCA’s and approximately 1,500 organizations, will celebrate diversity and raise awareness that racism still exists and should not be tolerated.
This film screening is the first of two special Stand Against Racism film screenings at the Library. On Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m., we will be showing A CLASS DIVIDED, followed by a discussion. Click here for more information.
Click here for a schedule of Darien Library events in support of the Stand Against Racism.
Click here for more information about Stand Against Racism.
*The Stand Against Racism is a movement of the YWCA with the goal of bringing people together from all walks of life -- across the country -- to raise awareness that racism still exists. “Stand Against Racism” Day is Friday, April 29, 2011. The YWCA Darien/Norwalk, along with 60 YWCA’s and approximately 1,500 organizations, will celebrate diversity and raise awareness that racism still exists and should not be tolerated.