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Monday, April 21, 2014

6:00 p.m.

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Rain Date!  Like spending time on your computer?  Play a few too many video games for your own good?  Ever wonder what might happen if you, well, fell in?  Our next film just might answer these questions. 

Produced in the early '80s, this early technology gem features luminous back-lit animation, combined with computer animation and live-action.  There may even be a little corporate espionage, with a side of romance.  And you might be surprised to discover the studio! 

This very original creation stars Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, and Cindy Morgan.  It's directed by Steven Lisberger.

Showing in Room A-5, on the Lower Level.

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Enjoy free screenings of critically-acclaimed films from director Mike Leigh.

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Gasland Part 2 PosterCome join us for a screening of "GASLAND PART II," a documentary film investigating the dangers and politics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. This film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is a follow-up to "GASLAND," which was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary.

Showing in Conference Room 2 on the second floor
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Friday, April 25, 2014

2:00 p.m.

Weekly movies are back! Come join us on Fridays to watch movies on the BIG screen!
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Saturday, April 26, 2014

2:00 p.m.

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up to the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Cowboy Bebop. Part of the Anime Saturday series. 2:00 p.m. Main floor meeting room.

Cowboy Bebop fan art

4:00 p.m.
Women Filmmakers
Join Melissa Houghton, Executive Director of Women In Film and Video, for a celebration and screening of films selected from the WIFV International Short Films Showcase, featuring work by women filmmakers.

A brief discussion about women in contemporary cinema will follow the screening.

All ages are welcome.

 

Monday, April 28, 2014

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

6:00 p.m.

The book cover to the French edition.This is the third film adaptation of Olive Prouty's 1920 novel Stella Dallas

In the book, after her unplanned pregnancy, a barmaid chooses to raise her daughter on her own.  When the wealthy father revisits her life, the woman is faced with a difficult choice: whether to sacrifice her daughter's future or her own happiness.

The film stars Bette Midler in a role previously played by Barbara Stanwyck.  The film also stars Trini Alvarado, Stephen Collins, Marsha Mason, and John Goodman.  It is  directed by John Erman.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

7:00 p.m.

American Civil warJoin in on a screening of The Civil War by Ken Burns, a widely acclaimed PBS documentary outlining the American Civil War in vibrant and dramatic detail.  Enlightening, as well as entertaining, Burns' documentary examines the unique elements of the Civil War through colorful accounts and photographs.  This award-winning documentary is a must see! After the viewing there will be a brief round table discussion about the documentary and its significance.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

7:00 p.m.

Rescue Title

Rescue in The Philippines is a one-hour documentary of the untold story of how the five Frieder brothers, Cincinnati businessmen making two-for-a-nickel cigars in World War II Manila.

Together with Manuel Quezon, the charismatic first president of the Philippines, Paul McNutt, U.S. High Commissioner and former governor of Indiana (preparing for his own presidential campaign), and an ambitious U.S. Army Colonel named Dwight Eisenhower, they helped 1,300 Jews escape the Nazis and immigrate to the Philippines.

Preview the film on YouTube
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The film will begin at 7:10 p.m. in the large Lower Level Meeting Room of the Library, and will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers/producers Russel Hodge and Cynthia Scott-Johnson of 3-Roads Communications.

Although it runs just under an hour, the gripping documentary “Rescue in the Philippines: Refuge From the Holocaust” proves a thorough look at a lesser-known chapter in Holocaust-era history. -- Los Angeles Times

 

 Russ Hodge    Cynthia Scott Johnson

Sunday, May 4, 2014

2:00 p.m.

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/nopopup/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f728$002fSD_ILS:728468/ada?qu=some+liWhy does the string bass have holes in it?
What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Monday, May 5, 2014

6:00 p.m.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers

In celebration of National Poetry Month, you are cordially invited to attend a screening of The Language of Life, a video series about modern verse featuring contemporary poets in conversation with journalist Bill Moyers. 


The journey begins on the evening of April 21 with exploration of the works of Sekou Sundiata, Naomi Shahib Nye, Coleman Barks, and Sandra McPherson.

The April 28 segment features the work of Carolyn Forche, Gary Snyder, Marilyn Chin, and Robert Bly.

The final installment, shown on May 5, includes interviews with Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernandez Cruz and Lucille Clifton. 

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

12:00 p.m.

Popular feature films for grown-ups.

Popcorn provided.

This program is free and open to the public.

For movie titles, call 202-281-2598.

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
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6:00 p.m.

Four films about aging in honor of Older Americans Month.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

(All day)

Cover image of Don't Look Now by Daphne Du MaurierThey always say the book is better than the movie. Check out the Read the Book First! Book Club & Film Series to decide once and for all if "they" are always right or not!

For the Book Club portion of this program, we'll be reading and discussing the following books:

Cover image of Brokeback Mountain by Annie ProulxEach Book Club discussion will be followed by a screening of the film adaptation the next Monday evening.

Whether you've already read the book or seen the movie, come down to room 209 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the Book Club's pick of the month.

Don't have time to read the whole book? Aim to read whatever you can of the month's pick and join us!

Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.

Monday, May 12, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Washington Square book cover.Based on a novel by Henry James:

In the book, set in 19th century New York, an affluent single father considers his painfully shy daughter a disappointment. She must decide whether to marry for love or money without his blessing, even at the risk of being conned.

Starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Albert Finney.

Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

6:30 p.m.

Don't look nowThey always say the book is better than the movie. But, is it? Check out the Read the Book First! Book Club + Film Series to decide once and for all if “they” are always right or not!

For the Film Series portion of this program, we’ll be viewing and discussing the film adaptations of the following books:

April 14: The Birds by Daphne Du Maurier
May 12: Killings by Andre Dubus
June 16: Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
July 14: The Third Man by Graham Greene
 

Brokeback Mountain
The Film Series will take place the Monday following the Book Club Discussion.

 
Whether you’ve already read the book or seen the movie, come down to Room 219 of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library for a lively discussion of the film adaptation of the book.
 
Contact Sarah Arnold at sarah.arnold@dc.gov or Shawn McDermott at shawn.mcdermott@dc.gov with questions.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

6:00 p.m.

                                                                                             Pop Movies, Every Tuesday

  
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6:00 p.m.

Pop Movies, Every Tuesday presents a special Pop Movie of the Month in celebration of National Bike Month.

See Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Wole Parks dash through the streets of Manhattan as bike messengers, with a dirty cop (Michael Shannon) in hot pursuit!

For more information, call 202-727-1291.

Explore other National Bike Month events.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

(All day)

All-day movie marathon.

Call 202-727-1225 for more information.

6:30 p.m.

Join us for Classic Movie Night, featuring classic black-and-white films from Hollywood's Golden Age.

7:30 p.m.

In this installment of our monthly showing of classic films, we will watch an early Katharine Hepburn film.  Appropriate for school age children and up, this movie features mothers and daughters in honor of the Mother's Day Holiday.

For more information, including the title of the film, please contact Faith.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

1:30 p.m.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: technology, entertainment, design.  TED Conferences feature today’s most fascinating thinkers and doers giving the talks of their lives… in 18 minutes or less!  

Each month we will watch 2-3 of these short, inspiring TED Talks, and follow them with a stimulating conversation. TED Talks image 

May's selections will tie into our non-fiction book club pick, Hallucinations by Oliver Sacks.  We will be viewing the following: 

  • Oliver Sacks -What hallucination reveals about our mind
  • Temple Grandin - The world needs all kinds of minds 
2:00 p.m.

https://catalog.dclibrary.org/client/nopopup/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f728$002fSD_ILS:728468/ada?qu=some+liWhy does the string bass have holes in it?
What is it about those odd women?
And why are they so nervous all the time? 

Please join us for a free classic movie. For more information, please follow this link.

Monday, May 19, 2014

6:00 p.m.

Jurassic Park book cover.Join us for a film realization of Michael Crichton’s influential 1990 novel Jurassic Park.  In the book, a small team of genetic scientists get more than they bargained for when they create an island wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs.

Starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. 

First in the franchise. Directed by Steven Spielberg.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1:30 p.m.

Beijing Flickers (You-Zhong)

Beijing FlickersDirected by Zhang Yuan China, 2012, 96 mins. In Mandarin with English subtitles.

“Every day people disappear in this city. If I disappeared, would anyone come looking for me?” So muses San Bao, a young man left behind by Beijing’s fabulous new wealth, having just lost his job, his apartment, and the woman he loves (who’s left him for another, much richer man). Even Happiness, his dog, has inexplicably run away from him.

Lovelorn, self-destructive, combative, and desperately aimless, San Bao nevertheless has moments of euphoria amid his own despair, as he roams the sleek, shifting city alone or with one or more of his handful of friends — all of them soulful and talented, if cash-poor, dreamers and misfits.

Such heavenly losers form the vital spirit of Beijing in acclaimed director Zhang Yuan’s gorgeously gritty, droll, angst-ridden portrait of youthful disaffection and perseverance in the teeth of heartbreak, ruthless inequalities, and unfeeling ambition.

Find about more screenings of Beijing Flickers and other films in the Global Lens Film Series.

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