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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017

DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films.February 7 
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us on Tuesdays in February as we celebrate Black History Month with our annual film festival. The 28th Annual Black Film Festival offers a Double Feature every week, with entertaining and thought-provoking shorts and full length films. February 7 
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Celebrate Women in Horror Month

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 8th annual Women in Horror Month this February 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Northeast Library with a screening of "The Good Sisters". This independent film was shot in Havre de Grace, Maryland and is screened with permission from the filmmakers, Jimmyo and April Monique Burrill. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Film: A Legacy of Mies and King

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What do you do with a library designed in the sixties by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? This was the question Francine Houben, creative director of Mecanoo Architecten, had to answer when she was commissioned to give Washington, D.C.’s central library a new future.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

arrival movie poster

12 Spaceships Land... What Do They Want? Film Screening: Arrival

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
"Arrival" is based on the short story, The Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang.   Twelve ships land on earth linguist, Louise Fletcher, is called to interpret the language of the aliens.

Monday, March 13, 2017

indignation

Marvelous Movie Mondays film showing: "Indignation"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Marvelous Movie Monday film showing: "Indignation", based on the book of the same name by Philip Roth. Logan Lerman plays a Jewish student adjusting to college in 1951 Ohio. US, 2016, rated R, 111 minutes. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  
indignation

Marvelous Movie Mondays free film showing: "Indignation"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Marvelous Movie Monday film showing: "Indignation", based on the book of the same name by Philip Roth. Logan Lerman plays a Jewish student adjusting to college in 1951 Ohio.  US, 2016, rated R, 111 minutes. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Monday, March 20, 2017

ridicule

Marvelous Movie Monday film showing: "Ridicule"

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing of "Ridicule", winner of the 1997 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.   To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles. Starring Fanny Ardant & Charles Berling.   France, 1996, rated R, 1 hour & 42 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
ridicule

Marvelous Movie Monday film showing: "Ridicule"

Chevy Chase Library

6:30 p.m.
Free film showing of "Ridicule", winner of the 1997 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.   To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles. Starring Fanny Ardant & Charles Berling.   France, 1996, rated R, 1 hour & 42 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Film Screening: "A Legacy of Mies and King"

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
What do you do with a library designed in the 1960s by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and named after Martin Luther King, Jr.? The documentary, "A Legacy of Mies and King: Renovating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library," follows architect Francine Houben as she investigates the past and present to transform D.C.'s central library into a world class library.This screening will be held at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.