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Celebrate Women in Horror Month

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. 
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Space... The Final Frontier. Film Screening: Star Trek Beyond

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. (via imdb.com)
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12 Spaceships Land... What Do They Want? Film Screening: Arrival

"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.
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Black History Month Film Series: Amistad

The first film in West End's Black History Month series will be Amistad, a 1997 historical drama starring Djimon Honsou and Anthony Hopkins.
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Black History Month Film Series: Race

The second film in West End's Black History Month Film Series will be "Race", a 2016 historical film starring Stephan James as legendary runner Jesse Owens. Based on true events, the film centers on the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and on Owens's struggle against racism in both Germany and the United States. "Race" is rated PG-13 and runs about 135 minutes; the screening will finish at approximately 8:45 p.m.
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Film Screening: "A Legacy of Mies and King"

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.
DCPL Black History Month 2017 logo.The historic "I Am A Man" picket sign.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image.Queen of Katwe movie poster.Shirley Chisholm postage stamp.President Barack Obama portrait.Almost Christmas movie poster.Loving movie poster.August Wilson image.Marion Barry image.Moonlight movie poster.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

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.The historic "I Am A Man" picket sign.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. image.Queen of Katwe movie poster.Shirley Chisholm postage stamp.President Barack Obama portrait.Almost Christmas movie poster.Loving movie poster.August Wilson image.Marion Barry image.Moonlight movie poster.

28th Annual Black Film Festival

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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28th Annual Black Film Festival

February 7 4pm Black American Experience: Shirley Chisholm (2009, 20 mins) Hating Obama (2014, 68 mins) 6pm Queen of Katwe (2016, 124 mins) February 14 4pm August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand (2015, 90 mins) 6pm Almost Christmas (2016, 111 mins) February 21 4pm The Nine Lives of Marion Barry (2009, 78 mins) 6pm Loving (2016, 123 mins) February 28 4pm The American Experience: Citizen King (2004, 120 mins) 6pm Moonlight (2016, 111 mins)
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Age-Friendly Film: The Theory of Everything

Join us for a movie matinee. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in a tale of the love between physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.  Rated PG-13, 123 minutes, 2014

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