Cadillac Records DVD

Film Screening: Cadillac Records

On Tuesday February 9 we will be screening Cadillac Records directed by Darnell Martin and starring Beyonce Knowles and Adrien Brody. 

Heroes of Cinema - Close-Up by Abbas Kiarostami

Are you a film buff? Are you looking to nurture your budding love of film? Come join a monthly discussion of a film from DC Public Library's exciting online streaming resource: the Criterion Collection
Shaw Junior High School

Saving Shaw School

Screening of short film (22 minutes, 2015) by Shaw historian and critically acclaimed playwright Carole Mumin ("Where Eagles Fly"). Using dialogue and characters from Lorraine Hansberry's "Raisin in the Sun," Mumin dramatizes the neighborhood's struggle to keep an important institution open. The screening will be followed by a discussion with some of the film's actors.
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The Martian

Come check out the Oscar nominated film, The Martian at Mount Pleasant. Please note, the date is on a Sunday, not our usual Saturday.
Long Walk Home

The Long Walk Home

Whoopi Goldberg and sissy Spacek star in this 1990 classic about the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott, The Long Walk Home.  Rated PG and Running 98 minutes.  Celebrate Black History Month at the Rosedale Neighborhood Library with the entire family.
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Shadow Ball: Ken Burns' Baseball Series 5th Inning

"I don't break bats, I wear them out."  — Josh Gibson Come celebrate the era when Black baseball reigned as we screen Shadow Ball on Wednesday, February 17 at 1 p.m. in Room A-5.
Films with a Purpose

Films with a Purpose: Black Studies Center Documentaries for Black History Month

The DC Public Library Black Studies Center proudly presents the following documentaries that tell the rich story of African American life, culture and history from the 1920s through the mid 2000s.   Films will be screened in the Black Studies Center, Room 316. For more information, please contact Kenneth Despertt, Special Collections Librarian,  at 202-727-1211 or 202-727-1213.     Tues Feb 2 – 6 p.m.
Anton Chekhov's Misery

Screening of Anton Chekhov's Misery: An Animated Movie by Michael J. Evans

Fusing together the areas of visual art, music, literature, and history, composer Michael J.
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27th Annual Black Film Festival

Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day:February 2 Straight Outta Compton  The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller.  Directed by F. Gary Gray. 147 mins. 2015, R  February 9 Chi-Raq
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"Misery" Film Screening and Composer Q&A

Join us for a screening of Misery, a multimedia film project based on Anton Chekhov's short story and featuring an original classical score by composer Michael J. Evans. The film will be followed by a discussion and question and answer session with Mr. Evans.