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Diversity Film Festival

Unitarian Universalist Church, 4848 Turner St. Rockford, IL 61107
The Jewish Federation is sponsoring a Diversity Film Festival with three films shown on three Sundays, March 8, 15, and 22. The first film is Two Who Dared: The Sharps War which will be shown March 8 at 3:00 p. m. This 2013 documentary is about a Unitarian minister and his wife who helped rescue Jews during the Holocaust. It will be co-sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church and held at the Church, 4848 Turner St., Rockford. The cost is $5.00. A discussion will follow and light refreshments will be served. For more information call 815-399-5497 or email

Goldie Pekarsky 8153995497

War & Peace: Gettysburg (Civil War)

Cherry Valley Public Library District 755 E. State St. Cherry Valley
Based on Michael Shaara's Pulizer prize-winning novel, The Killer Angels, this 1993 film depicts the decisive battle of the Civil War. Starring Tom Berenger and Martin Sheen, this film is considered among the best of the Civil War movies.
***PART 2 is shown the following Friday, May 22 at 2 p.m. ***

War & Peace:The Best Years of Our Lives (WW II)

Cherry Valley Public Library District 755 E. State St. Cherry Valley
The 1946 story of three returning veterans of World War II chronicles the challenges of coming home. Frederic March won Best Actor with disabled veteran Harold Russell earning Best Supporting Actor and a special Oscar for "bringing hope and courage to fellow returning veterans." Myrna Loy also stars in this Best Picture of the year.