The library will screen The Other Side of Hope (2017) at 1:00 and 7:00 p.m. Winner of 8 awards with 15 nominations. A poker-playing restauranteur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland. In Finnish with English subtitles. Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. Starring Ville Virtanen, Kati Outinen and Tommi Eronen. 100 minutes. Not rated.
Funding for the film program has been made possible by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Additional funding is also provided by the Friends of the Springfield Free Public Library.