Films

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Free Movie: 'Before the Rain'

It's Marvelous Movie Monday at Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Now showing the same film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This week: Before the Rain, Macedonia, 1994,  rated R,  113 minutes.          The circularity of violence seen in a story that circles on itself, from Macedonia to London and back to Macedonia. Winner of 10 awards at the 1994 Venice Film Festival. Nominated for the 1995 Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.  
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Film Screening - "Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC 1980-1990"

In celebration of the DC Punk Archive anniversary, we are screening the 2014 documentary Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, DC.  Watch the trailer online and join us in the Large Meeting Room at 7 p.m.!
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Monday Mid Morning Matinee – Books to Reel

Join us for a viewing of selected films based on novels. Do you have a film based on a novel you’d like for us to show? Drop by Woodridge Interim Library and let us know, or email us at woodridgelibrary@dc.gov.  
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IPI Culture in Your Community Series Presents: TOTSI

Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a free screening of Academy Award winning, TSOTSI. This movie is a jewel of a film. Though set in Johannesburg, South Africa, the story is unfortunately so universal that the film could have been made in any country in the world: the lost children of abusive parents who survive life by relying on crime fill the streets of the poor neighborhoods of all major cities. One night, in desperation, Tsotsi steals a woman's car. But as he is driving off, he makes a shocking discovery in the backseat.

Film Screening: "Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush"

Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a free screening of award-winning film, "Mama C: Urban Warrior in the African Bush". This film tells the story of Mama C, an African-American woman who grew up in Kansas City and became a community activist and member of the revolutionary Black Panther party in the 1960’s, leading protests to force the local administration to recognize the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King.  This film will be followed a discussion. This program is co-sponsored by IPI’s Culture In Your Community Series.

Film Screening: "Half of a Yellow Sun "

Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neighborhood Library for a free screening of award-winning author Chiamanda Ngozi’s Adichie movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” an adaptation of her book about Nigieria’s historic Biafran war.

Film Screening: "Animals are Beautiful People"

Join Infinite Possibilities International (IPI) and Rosedale Neigborhood Library for a free screening of this hilarious film about the amazing and diverse wildlife in the Namib desert. It’s a great film for families and teaches about wildlife in a Southern African country that is rarely talked about in Western societies. This film will be followed a discussion and Q&A with a wildlife biologist who has visited the Namib Desert. This program is co-sponsored by IPI’s Culture In Your Community Series. 

IPI Culture in Your Community Series Presents 'Skin'

Join us for a free screening of the film "Skin," a true story of family divided by race. Sanda Laing is a black child born in the 1950s to a white family, unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are shopkeepers serving the local black community, who lovingly bring her up as their 'white' little girl. But at the age often, Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra's 30-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world.

Film Screening: "Golden Sunday"

Please join us for a Golden Sunday Movie presentation of a film based on Harold Robbins’ novel A Stone for Danny Fisher. Elvis Presley and Walter Matthau team up to examine the seedy underworld of New Orleans. When Danny Fisher finds himself a high school drop-out, he takes whatever work he can get to help his family. Unfortunately that work, and his two-timing ways, put him in the crosshairs of gangsters. Check out this gritty film that stands out from Elvis’ later films with its stark worldview and tense action.  
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The Investigative Film Festival Presents: "Who is Dayani Cristal?"

100 Reporters presents a special screening and discussion as part of the Investigative Film FestivalWho is Dayani Cristal?

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