Explore the history of the most misunderstood man in American history: Thomas Paine. The Albert Wisner Public Library, located at 1 McFarland Dr. in Warwick, will host a screening of To Begin the World Over Again: The Life of Thomas Paine on Fri., Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Roger Moss.
The film was written by Ian Ruskin, who plays Paine, and is narrated by award-winning actor Elliott Gould. It captures a man and his vision of democracy during the birth of our nation. Paine based his beliefs on one simple yet powerful idea, “justice for all.”
Paine’s book Common Sense was a spark that ignited the American Revolution and remains in print today over 200 years later. He wrote about ideas that were so controversial he was often imprisoned and fined, and almost executed. His works were banned in Europe and anyone who distributed, read or discussed his books faced prosecution.
To register for this program, visit albertwisnerlibrary.org or call the Library at 986-1047 ext. 3.