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To Sir, With Love Film
September 13, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until September 14, 2021
The Washington County Public Library and the Abingdon Cinemall present “To Sir, with Love” (1967), a film starring Sidney Poitier and directed by James Clavell. Based on the true story of E.R. Braithwaite (and adapted from Braithwaite’s novel), the film addresses social and racial issues in an inner-city school in London.
Desperate for a position as an Engineer, Mark Thackeray (Poitier) takes what he believes will be a temporary position as a school teacher. However, as he instructs his students, those students also introduce Thackeray to their lives, and the obstacles they face. Featuring a classic hit song by Lulu, “To Sir, with Love” is one of Poitier’s best movies.
Patrons with a valid Virginia Highlands Community College ID card or Washington County Public Library card will be admitted free of charge.
This program is for adults, and is part of our Community Read 2021.