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Sep. 19, 2011 at 4:41pm Saturday Film Program

The 2011-12 season of free Saturday movies starts this coming Saturday at the Puyallup Public Library.  For this year’s Film series, the season extends from September 24 through April 21, and contains films selected for both your entertainment and education. Showtime is 2:00 PM.

This week's film (9/24/11) will be THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING (Not rated but suitable for mature audiences, 103 minutes). It has been selected to recognize its director, the well known poet, author and film director: Mr. Sherman Alexie, who will appear in person at the library at 7:00 pm on October 4 to speak about book banning in the United States.

FANCYDANCING is semi-autobiographical. It tells of a successful Seattle poet who grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation but who has rarely returned since leaving college. His fame has caused resentment on the “rez” because his poems tell the stories of others as well as his own. Complicating matters even further has been his coming out as a gay person.

Please Note: This week's film will have to be shown without subtitles, since none were burned into the available DVD.

For a full review of THE BUSINESS OF FANCYDANCING, see Film