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The Nature of ‘Forgiveness’

authorStaff Writer on Apr 13, 2024

The Friends of the John Jermain Library will host a screening of the PBS documentary film “Forgiveness: A Time To Love and a Time To Hate” at Sag Harbor Cinema on Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A discussion between writer/director Helen Whitney and Kris Liem, an Emmy Award-winning documentary film editor will follow. The film will be screened in the cinema’s second floor theater, which has seating for 38 attendees. A reception lunch, with a capacity for 60 people, will follow the screening and discussion.

“A Time To Love and a Time To Hate” explores the mystery of forgiveness in all its facets, ranging from infidelity to genocide, from intimate dramas of emotional betrayal to Rwanda’s genocide. From the atonement of a 1960s radical to modern Germans’ penitential journey, these gripping, complex stories raise fascinating questions and reveal that forgiveness can be powerful, even transformative, but it can also be limited and on occasion dangerous.

The film was originally a two-part series of two hours each. This showing will be an edited version. All attendees will receive via email a link to the full two-part production as it appeared on PBS.

Sag Harbor Cinema is at 90 Main Street, Sag Harbor. Tickets for the screening of “Forgiveness” and lunch reception are $75 at eventbrite.com and all proceeds benefit the library and acquisition of equipment and funding of programs. Tickets may also be purchased by mailing a check and attendee information, including email address, to Marilyn Knowles, Friends of JJML, John Jermain Memorial Library, 201 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963. No reservations will be held without payment.

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