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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Forgiving All My Enemies' and 'Nora!'

Northwest One Library

7 p.m.
Forgiving All My Enemies (16 Minutes) The Institute for Documentary Filmmaking GWU Three boys from D.C. neighborhoods that destine them for prison, rise up by creating a Go-Go band at Sasha Bruce Youthwork, a local community center. While they face issues that put the band in jeopardy, they also must deal with their own complicated personal circumstances. expand this state of mind into other aspects of their life.

Friday, May 29, 2015

H&D

Art of Spring Film Series: Herb & Dorothy (2009)

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Postal clerk Herb, and librarian Dorothy Vogel created one of most important collections of American art by recognizing the potential of many late 20th century New York artists. Directed by Megumi Sasaki. 87 min.
Bicycles

Bike Drive-In for National Bike Month

Southeast Library

7:45 p.m.
Join us for an evening of bikes and movies to cap off National Bike Month. Starting at dusk outside of our neighbors at Hill Center, we will screen some awesomely bikey titles from our IndieFlix streaming movie database.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Tivoli,' 'Community Harvest' and 'Muralismo D.C.'

Petworth Library

2 p.m.
The Tivoli: A Neighborhood Landmark Reborn (20 Minutes) Walter Gottlieb The story of one of America's most elaborate movie house is unraveled as the Columbia Heights theater's 80-year history is told by famous Washingtonians such as Diane Rehm of NPR. Community Harvest (10 Minutes)

Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

1:30 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Shepherd Park: Past and Present'

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2 p.m.
Shepherd Park: Past and Present (26 Minutes)Walter Gottlieb This short documentary tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmaker, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Ready to Play'

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Ready to Play (61 Minutes) Jennifer Crescenzo Over the last 15 years, Coach "Crash" Crescenzo has taken a passion for baseball and built a neighborhood institution, the D.C. Glover Park Co-Ed Softball League. As administrations come and go, the softball league keeps bringing neighbors out to play ball and keeps a changing community connected.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: St. Elizabeth's Hospital

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
Lens and Pens: Art in an Unexpected Place (30 Minutes) Deborah Schull This documentary is about a photography program that is run by volunteers at St. Elizabeth's Hospital. St. Elizabeth's Hospital: A Brief History (9 Minutes)
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Game Comes Home' and 'One Punch at a Time'

Southwest Library

2 p.m.
The Game Comes Home (1 Hour 26 Minutes)  Jeffrey Herberger With Major League Baseball back in the nation's Capital after a void of nearly forty years, this documentary chronicles the legendary stories of Washington baseball through the family members of great players, the writers and sportscasters who have and still cover the games, and the fans who have never gone away.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: Shepherd Park: Past and Present

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

2:30 p.m.
This short documentary (26 minutes) tells the story of a once exclusively white community that became one of, if not the, city's first truly integrated suburbs. Childhood resident and filmmakers, Walter Gottlieb, explores how its unique past shapes its diverse present.

Monday, June 1, 2015

cover image The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

Marvelous Movie Monday: 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete U.S., 2013, rated R, 108 minutes A coming-of-age story about two poor boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.    The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'U Street' and more

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

6:30 p.m.
At 9th and S (10 Minutes)Peggy Fleming & Kaveh Razaei

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Sweet Potato Pie' and 'Let's Get Out of Here'

Lamond-Riggs Library

7 p.m.
A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie & How it Became a Flying Saucer (18 Minutes)Nina Seavey
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'The Vigil' and '73 Cents'

Cleveland Park Library

7 p.m.
The Vigil (30 Minutes)Arya Sorowidjojo This documentary tells the story of a Pakistani classical dancer, trained in the an ancient Hindu art form, who journeys home from her adopted home of D.C. for the performance of her lifetime. The film represents one of the myriad international presences in our city.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Hand Dance: A Capitol Swing'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12 p.m.
Hand Dance: A Capitol Swing (30 Minutes)The National Hand Dance Association
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Our City Festival Film Screening: 'Not a Distant Beast' and 'Letting in the Jungle'

Benning (Dorothy I. Height) Library

7 p.m.
Not a Distant Beast (10 Minutes)Douglas F. Williamson While many films focus on animals in wild habitats, many people, filmmakers included, forget that the human habitat is also part of nature and part of the environment. This short documentary focuses on Carl Cole, a lifetime Washingtonian, and his relationship with the ever changing and ever polluted Anacostia River.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

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Our City Festival Film Screening

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
DC Public Library is excited to partner with Our City Festival and screen three short films at Mt. Pleasant Library! The screening begins at 7 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room on the first floor. Read below for film descriptions and running times.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Compilation of Pedro Almodovar Movie Posters

¡Pedro Extravaganza!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
We’re crazy for Almodóvar in June and July. This Pride season, we thought we would pay tribute to an award-winning director we can always count on to be inclusive, over the top, thought-provoking – and fun! Join us in the large meeting room on the main floor every Saturday at 2 p.m. for another amazing Almodóvar film.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing:  Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Rated R, 2001, 90 minutes. A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Black Music Month: Beginning of Hip Hop

Woodridge Library

7 p.m.
Join us for this Interesting and first hand documentary of how Hip Hop began in the US. 80 minutes, Not Rated.  

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Compilation of Pedro Almodovar Movie Posters

¡Pedro Extravaganza!

Mt. Pleasant Library

2 p.m.
We’re crazy for Almodóvar in June and July. This Pride season, we thought we would pay tribute to an award-winning director we can always count on to be inclusive, over the top, thought-provoking – and fun! Join us in the large meeting room on the main floor every Saturday at 2 p.m. for another amazing Almodóvar film.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Father of the Bride Movie Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for a Golden Sunday Movie Father’s Day special screening of the film based on Edward Streeter’s Father of the Bride.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

'Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing: Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story - 1995, 100 minutes.  The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2 and 6:30 p.m.  
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Retro Film Favorites

Petworth Library

6:30 p.m.
Come to the library every third Monday as we watch classic films that received critical and popular acclaim throughout the decades! Please call for more detailed movie information. You are welcome to bring your own snack to enjoy during the film.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Reading is the art form of insult

'Paris Is Burning'

Shaw (Watha T. Daniel) Library

4:30 p.m.
A screening of the cult classic documentary about drag balls in New York City in the 1980s. Vogue-off with prizes to follow. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

'Christopher Strong' movie art

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, we will screen a film directed by one of Hollywood's first openly lesbian filmmakers, Dorothy Arzner. Arzner's Christopher Strong (1933) is the story of Lady Cynthia Darrington (Katharine Hepburn), an aviatrix who has historically put her career ahead of romantic pursuits. When she least expects to, she falls in love with family man Christopher Strong (Colin Clive), much to the chagrin of his wife Elaine (Billie Burke) and daugher Monica (Helen Chandler). But the Strong family has illicit secrets of their own.