ASTORIA — Join the Clatsop Community College Library for our lunchtime movie matinées — bring your lunch and enjoy a fascinating film!
The library will screen each movie twice, once at noon Tuesday, and again at 1 p.m. Thursday.
Each screening is about an hour long and will be held in the library lounge. For more information, visit lrc.clatsopcc.edu or call 503-338-2462.
July 17 and 19
“Digital Addicts” (54 minutes)
Kids as young as 3 are becoming addicted to mobile phones, harming their development and possibly causing longterm damage. Follow some of the youngest cases and hear how our brains are affected by exposure to screens. We also learn how platforms like Snapchat and Facebook are engineered to make them hyper-addictive.
July 24 and 26
“Weird Wonders of the World” — series 2, episode 6 (50 minutes)
Chris Packham unravels some of nature’s oddest creatures: a deep-sea blob spotted in the Gulf of Mexico that mystified oil rig workers and sent the Internet into frenzy; the washed-up remains of a gargantuan creature that baffled scientists for decades; and a stow-away spider with a set of unfathomable feet.
July 31 and Aug. 2
“Body Language Decoded” (53 minutes)
How can we read the signals others give us involuntarily? This film takes us into the mysterious world of nonverbal communication, what we say without realizing it. We look at the science of body language and its practical applications in law enforcement, romance, commerce, national security and more.
Aug. 7 and 9
Double feature: “The Island” (21 minutes) and “Resist!” (30 minutes)
“The Island”: On Christmas Island, 50 million crabs make their slow and ancient migration from the jungle to the ocean’s edge, while thousands of people seeking asylum are indefinitely held in a high security detention facility.
“Resist!”: It’s famed as the city of peace and love, but San Francisco is digging in for a fight over President Trump’s order to expel millions of undocumented migrants.
Aug. 14 and 16
“Clean Eating: The Dirty Truth” (52 minutes)
Imagine if the food you choose to eat could “clean” your body and make you feel healthier. This film separates fact from pseudo-scientific fiction to unravel the diet conspiracy gripping the West: clean eating. In the world of clean eating, not everything is as it seems. Rather than improve wellbeing, does it actually do the opposite?