Free Online Documentary Film Series – Archived – Select Recording Available

The Pennington Public Library and Bullfrog Films proudly present a series of FREE online screenings of three documentaries with topics including youth incarceration and rehabilitation, environmental toxins’ affect on people and the exploration of America’s first female landscape architect.

Each of the three films will be available to stream for one week, followed by an online discussion with local experts on the topics examined in the films. The online screenings begin on Sunday, September 20, 3 pm ET through Sunday, November 22, 2020 (One film per month). This online screening series is FREE and open to the public!

Film Screening Schedule & Access: 


Completed Films:

Fall 2020

Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes
Explores the remarkable life and career of America’s first female landscape architect—Beatrix Farrand. Farrand was sought after by America’s wealthiest families like the Rockefellers and the Morgans, by Ivy League universities, botanical gardens, municipalities, even the White House, and yet she also emerged as a pioneer of public space and the power of landscapes to improve the lives of all Americans.For more information about Beatrix Farrand’s American Landscapes, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.
Free streaming: Sunday, November 15, 3 pm ET to November 22
Discussion: Rich Green, Owner, DELIS Landscaping, Pennington, Sunday, November 22, 3 pm ET
WATCH THE MOVIE. Available starting November 15 @ 3 pm; Password to View Films: Pp1@BF
SIGN UP FOR THE LIVE DISCUSSION. We’ll send you a Zoom link.

Overload – America’s Toxic Love Story
Before she starts a family, Soozie Eastman wants to discover whether it’s possible to reduce her body’s–and by extension everybody’s–toxic burden. For more information about OVERLOAD, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.
Free streaming: Sunday, October 18, 3 pm ET to October 25
Author Talk & Discussion: “How to Protect Ourselves from Toxic Chemicals” with Aly Cohen, MD, Integrative Rheumatology Associates, Princeton, NJ, Sunday, October 25, 3 pm ET

Like Any Other Kid
Follows the intimate relationships between incarcerated youth and staff who use love and structure to guide and teach youth offenders how to take responsibility for themselves. For more information about LIKE ANY OTHER KID, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.
Free streaming: Sunday, September 20, 3 pm ET to September 27
Discussion: Reverend Joanne Epply-Schmidt, Associate Rector, Trinity Church, Princeton, NJ, Sunday, September 27, 3 pm ET

Spring/Summer 2020

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise
Explores the same women’s and men’s reactions to the groundbreaking film, THELMA & LOUISE, 25 years ago and today. For more information about CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA & LOUISE, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.
Free streaming: Sunday, July 19, 3 pm ET to July 26
Discussion: Donna Wolfe, Past President of Princeton YWCA Newcomers & Reference Librarian at Mercer County Library/Lawrence Branch, Sunday, July 26, 3 pm ET

One Big Home
Trophy homes threaten Martha’s Vineyard. When he feels he is complicit in wrecking the place he calls home, one carpenter takes off his tool belt and picks up a camera. For more information about ONE BIG HOME, read the synopsis and watch the trailer.
Free streaming: Sunday, June 21, 3 pm ET to June 28
Discussion: Thomas Bena, Director & Eric Holtermann, HMR Architects, Sunday, June 28, 3 pm ET


Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. For information about JUST EAT IT, read the synopsis and watch the trailer
Free streaming: Sunday, May 24, 3 pm ET to May 31
Discussion: Dr. Xenia K. Morin, Rutgers University Department of Plant Biology, Sunday, May 31, 3 pm ET