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'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Documentary screening followed by a Q&A with Director Marvin Jones

The Chowan Discovery Group presents a new film about an extraordinary personality in education. Mrs. Molly Gibson Hundley was a teacher at the famous Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. The film reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her from her home, her campaign to save the historic Dunbar High School building, and the students who were inspired by her.  

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ReelAbilities Film Festival

Films by and about people with disabilities

DC Public Library proudly screens four films from the Fourth Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival.  Watch entertaining and evocative films that will challenge concepts and/or assumptions about disability, regardless of race, religion, or geography. Bipolarized Monday, April 27, 6 p.m. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library

Miles Davis

Jazz Film Series

Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center!

Jazz it up this month and join us for three films in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month! Each film begins at 6:00 PM on Mondays in the Black Studies Center. April 13: Santana, Hymns for Peace: Live in Montreaux 2004 April 20: Sonny Rollins: Live '65 & '68 April 27: MIles Davis: That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America 1982  


Teen Movie Night


We're hosting a screening party for Divergent in honor of the recent theatrical release of Insurgent, with snacks and Insurgent-themed giveways!

'Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington'

An author talk with Mike Canning

On Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m., author Mike Canning will present his research on the long history of Washington, D.C. in the movies, for the benefit and entertainment of fans of local history, politics, and the cinema alike. 

Unbroken DVD Cover.

Tuesday Night Movies

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

Don't miss these Tuesday Night Movies! April 7 Unbroken Angelina Jolie is the director and Joel and Ethan Coen are among the  screenwriters of this harrowing tale of pain and torture in a Japanese POW camp in WWII. Based on Laura Hillenbrand's biography of  World War II hero Louis Zamperini.  137 minutes. 2014. PG-13.

Dead Poets Society movie poster.

Movie of the Month

Robin Williams in 'Dead Poets Society'

On April 28, at 6 p.m., join us for our Movie of the Month, Dead Poets Society, in celebration of National Poetry Month.  The "up the academy" tone of this award-winner has earned it a special niche in Hollywood history.   Peter Weir directed the film from a screenplay by Tom Schulman.  Starring Robin Williams as a teacher using poetry to champion creativity and free expression, it is based on the screenwriter's own prep school experiences.

Book cover for Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore

Environmental Film Festival: Children's Films

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m.

Audience members will be treated to four short films from 2014 about the world all around. FINconceivable, Lucky Ducklings (Washington, D.C. premiere), The Marvelous Musical Report of the Marine National Monuments and Me...Jane are sure to delight. Ages 2-5.