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All the Way

All the Way

7 p.m., Wed., Jan. 10, 2018

You are cordially invited to this special screening of the HBO film All the Way, based on the play by Robert Schenkkan. 

Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68

Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68

7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 8

You are cordially invited to attend a screening of Nina Simone: Live in '65 and '68 presented in cooperation with Arena Stage in conjunction with the production of 

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Date with a Book? How About a Movie for Dessert?

Where has summer gone – no, really? Soon enough the weather will get nippy again and school buses will be rattling down the street. If you have been too busy this summer to read, here are some great book and movie combinations to get you caught up. These selections are fantastic for books clubs or for those of us who just plan to skip ahead and watch the movie!

Shooting Women-- Behind the Camera, Around the World

Phenomenal Women

"Women hold up half the sky, but it is the heavier half." (ancient Egyptian Nut; ancient Chinese proverb) "Man is the head, but woman is the neck that turns the head." (South African Proverb) It often is said that "behind every great man, there is a great woman." That is because strong, intelligent men choose strong, intelligent women whose stories often don't get told.

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Dunbar High School's Classic Age 1870-1957

Documentary Screening

Local film producer Marvin T. Jones will screen his documentary "Dunbar High School's Classic Age: 1870-1957", telling the story of the first public high school for African-Americans in Washington, D.C.  Named for the poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, the school was noted for its outstanding education and the success of its alumni. Famous Dunbar graduates include General Benjamin Davis, Sr., Nannie Helen Burroughs, and Charles Hamilton Houston. After the film, Mr. Jones will lead a discussion about the legacy of Dunbar High School.

Get Out

Movie of the Month!

A Film Series for Adults

Come see the season's must-see film at the library: Get Out Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. A speculative thriller from director Jordan Peele. When a young black man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. c. 2017, 104 minutes, Rated R  For more information, call 202-727-0232.

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Celebrate Women in Horror Month

Celebrate Women in Horror Month this February 28 at the Northeast Library.    At 6:30 p.m., there will be readings from the D.C. Women in Horror Month 2017 Anthology.  From 7-8:30 p.m. we will screen an independent film, "The Good Sisters".  

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Don't Miss the 28th Annual Black Film Festival

See a Double Feature every week!

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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Tuesday Night Movies

A weekly film series for adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! November 1 Star Trek Beyond The action is non-stop in this new Star Trek entry. The Enterprise and its crew are stranded in space and face their deadly enemy Krall (Idris Elba).  With Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana. Directed by Justin Lin.  122 mins, 2016.  PG-13

Book to Film Series

Featuring Novels by and about African Americans

Join us the entire month of February for a special film series in celebration of Black History Month. Films showcased in this series will be film adaptations of books that are written by or about popular and famous African Americans, and will range in ratings from PG to R.

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