24th Annual Black Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

24th Annual Black Film Festival

Last date: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, 6 p.m. (see all dates)

Join us for our 24th Annual Black Film Festival. We'll be showing films every Tuesday for Black History Month.

All films are showing in Room A-5, on the Lower Level.
Feb. 5:

Denzel Washington’s powerful Academy Award-nominated performance highlights this superior drama. He is an airplane pilot whose skill saves many lives in a crash landing, but his personal life collides with his heroism.

Also starring Don Cheadle and John Goodman. Directed by Robert Zemeckis.

138 mins. 2012, Rated R.
Alex Cross
Feb. 12:
Alex Cross
Based on James Patterson’s novel Cross (reissued as Alex Cross), Tyler Perry is the homicide detective, Matthew Fox is the maniacal serial killer.

Directed by Rob Cohen.

101 mins. 2012, Rated PG-13.
The Man With the Iron FistsFeb. 19:
The Man With the Iron Fists

Rapper RZA wrote, directed and starred in this fast-paced, action-packed tale of a search for gold in feudal China. Over-the-top, but still a lot of fun!

With Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.

95 mins. 2012, Rated R.
SounderFeb. 26:

Powerful and moving story of a family of sharecroppers in the Depression-era South.

Martin Ritt directs Cicely Tyson, Paul Winfield and Kevin Hooks in one of the great films of the ‘70’s. Based on the novel by William H. Armstrong.

105 mins. 1972, Rated G.