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27th Annual Black Film Festival

Join us as we celebrate and explore African American history, culture, and issues of the day.

February 2  Straight Outta Compton  The emergence of seminal hip-hop performers, NWA, is chronicled in this powerful bio-pic. With O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre. Paul Giamatti co-stars as Jerry Heller.  Directed by F. Gary Gray. 147 mins. 2015, R   February 9  Chi-Raq

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Guy Ritchie does it again!

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. (via imdb) Saturday, January 30 at 2:00 p.m. 

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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! Jan. 5 The Perfect Guy A lobbyist's new relationship turns into the perfect nightmare in this date night thriller. Starring Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut, and Michael Ealy. Directed by David M. Rosenthal. 100 minutes.  2015.  PG-13 Jan. 12  Sicario

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Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Come check out the Impossible Missions Force doing their thing.

Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (via imdb) January 9th at 2:00 p.m. in Conference Room 1

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The Lincoln Lawyer

Michael 'Mick' Haller is a slick, charismatic Los Angeles   criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Having spent most of his career defending petty, gutter-variety criminals, Mick unexpectedly lands the case of a lifetime. However, what initially appears to be a straightforward case with a big money payoff swiftly develops into a deadly match between two masters of manipulation and a crisis of conscience for Haller. 

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Use the Force: Test Your Star Wars Knowledge

Star Wars trivia and books to check out.

The new Star Wars Movie is coming out soon. Use the Force to test your basic Star Wars knowledge below and learn more about the Star Wars universe with these books from DCPL’s collection. We will be celebrating all things Star Wars on Dec. 13. Click here to learn more about the event for kids.   

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Pre-K Film Fun: Elmo's Happy Holidays

Learn about holidays all around the world, with Elmo!

Come spend some of your winter break time with us at Petworth Library! Elmo is gearing up to celebrate Christmas. But what present will he give Dorothy, his beloved goldfish? As he searches for an answer, he learns about holidays around the world. Pre-K friends (ages 2 1/2 to 5) can watch this cheery holiday "movie" at 2:30 p.m. with popcorn (please bring your own individual drinks) and coloring pages. Afterward, the children are welcome to remain with us for "Fun & Games Monday" until 4:30 p.m.

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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! Dec. 1 Trainwreck Hilarious romantic comedy with commitment-phobic Amy Schumer, who just might find love. Starring Bill Hader, Brie Larson and LeBron James. Directed by Judd Apatow. 125 minutes.  2015.  R Dec. 8  Minions

The Thin Man

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The Thin Man

Hollywood found Dashiell Hammett’s wisecracking, martini-sipping husband and wife detective team irresistible and you will too. Join them as they get to the bottom of a murder mystery that they are conscripted into solving against their will (crimefighting gets in the way of happy hours). 

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27th Annual Black Film Festival

27 Years of Cutting Edge, Thought Provoking and Popular Cinema

The DC Public Library Presents The 27th Annual Black Film Festival Every Tuesday Evening in February at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5, we'll screen new popular cinema, documentaries, and classic film shorts. Featuring familiar names and new discoveries, from Oscar Micheaux and Melvin Van Peebles to Spike Lee, Lee Daniels, and Ava DuVernay.  

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