2006-04-06 / About Town

About Town

Chinese film screened tonight at the library

Due to snow on March 2, the Friends of the Jamestown Library rescheduled their third and final film in their 2006 Foreign Film Series for tonight.

"Not One Less" will be shown at 7 p.m.

"'Not One Less' is not only about the poor in China's remote rural areas, but could be dedicated to them; we sense that Zhang Yimou, the director of such sophisticated films as 'Raise the Red Lantern' and 'Shanghai Triad, is returning here to memories of the years from 1968 to 1978, when he worked as a rural laborer under the Cultural Revolution. His story is simple, unadorned, direct. Only the margins are complicated." -from a review by Roger Ebert

Directed by Zhang Yimou, written by Shi Xiangsheng, the film's running is 100 minutes. Rated G, it is in Chinese With English subtitles.

The movie is free and open to the public.

Free program on Lyme disease

On Tuesday, April 11, Thomas E. Forschner, the executive director of the Lyme Disease Foundation, will present a program on Lyme disease at the Jamestown library at 7 p.m.

Forschner is the co-founder of the Lyme Disease Foundation and has donated over 3,000 hours of volunteer service to the organization. Executive director since 1990, he also has 24 years of business experience. He decided to found the foundation in order to find the answers to a disease that was killing his son Jamie.

Although Jamie died in 1991, Forschner continues his work at the foundation knowing that he is helping to make the world a healthier, safer place.

The Lyme Disease Foundation is the premier non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions for tick-borne disorders. Its board of directors includes the discoverer of the Lyme bacterium, as well as distinguished physicians, a retired congressman, and researchers. Its headquarters are in Tolland, Conn.

Forschner has lectured extensively on Lyme disease throughout the country. He will present this program free of charge to all Jamestown residents.

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