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Stories From Chinatown: A Talk Story Event

Please join DCPL Special Collections and the 1882 Foundation on the first day of Chinese Lunar New Year for two short films followed by a community discussion about life in historic DC Chinatown as we commemorate Dr. King’s legacy and launch the Foundation's sixth season of DC Chinatown’s Talk Story EventsFILMS:
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Black History Month Film Series: Good Hair

Black History Month Film Series presents "Good Hair" Georgetown Neighborhood Library, February 13, 1 p.m.  
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Black History Month Film Series: Dear White People

Black History Month Film Series presents "Dear White People". Georgetown Neighborhood Library, February 24, 1 p.m.
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Black History Month Film Series: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Black History Month Film Series presents "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner". Georgetown Neighborhood Library, February 4, 1 p.m.
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Heroes of Cinema - The Flowers of St. Francis

As we move into 2017, let's consider The Flowers of St. Francis an affirming film that came from Roberto Rosselini's spiritual life. One of Martin Scorcese's favorites! The film can be viewed here with your library card. 
The poster for the film Selma, which also functions as a link to the catalog page for the film.

Special Movie Event: Selma

Celebrating MLK Week, the Georgetown Neighborhood Library will showing the movie, Selma. Showtime will be on Friday, January 13 at 1 p.m.
Mural at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, Washington DC

King's Cinema: Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life and legacy through movies at the Dorothy I. Height Library.   Children 4 - 5:30 p.m. Adults 6 - 8 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public
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The Magnificent Ride Again

A fine remake of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai.  The Magnificent Seven tells the story of seven gunmen in the old west that come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.  
The poster for the film Selma, which also functions as a link to the catalog page for the film.

Movie Night at West End: Selma

West End Library presents "Selma", a 2015 film by Ava DuVernay, as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Week.
The film poster for Erin Brockovich, which also functions as a link to the catalog entry for the film.

Movie Night at West End: Erin Brockovich

West End Library presents "Erin Brockovich", a 2000 film starring Julia Roberts and Albert Finney. The film, a dramatization of true events, follows law clerk Erin Brockovich (Roberts) as she seeks out evidence that will help a small town take on a polluting megacorporation. The film is rated R and will start at 6:30 p.m., finishing at approximately 8:40 p.m.

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