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Sunday, April 26, 2015

No country for old men movie cover

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of an American neo-Western thriller based on the book No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy.

Monday, April 27, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Under the Tuscan Sun'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Under the Tuscan Sun U.S., 2003, rated PG-13, 113 minutes A woman whose life is shattered travels to Tuscany, where she spontaneously buys an old house to restore as she tries to restore her life. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, and Raoul Bova.  The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Miles Davis

Jazz Appreciation Month in the Black Studies Center: Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
Image from BiPolarized film.  Closeup of man looking upwards surrounding by dark sky and cityscape that almost looks like it is moving around the man.

Film Screening: 'Bipolarized'

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
As part of the ReelAbilities Film Festival, DC Public Library will be showing Bipolarized, directed by Rita Kotzia. A screening discussion with Dr. Eleanor Vincent of Pathway Homes. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unbroken DVD Cover.

Tuesday Night Movies

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
Join us for Tuesday Night Movies, a weekly film series for Adults at 6 p.m. in Auditorium A-5.

Friday, May 1, 2015

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Art of Spring Film Series: Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (2010)

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Legend. Icon. Artist.  A look at the all-too-brief life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat.  Directed by Tamra Davis. 52 minutes.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

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First Sunday Family Films

Woodridge Library

2:30 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon of fun for a popular comedy, musical,romantic and lively film. Please call the Woodridge Interim Library at 202-541-6226 for additional information. (PG-13; 109 minutes)

Monday, May 4, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'The Other Boleyn Girl'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: The Other Boleyn Girl U.K., 2013, rated PG-13, 115 minutes Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII. Historical facts are used as window dressing for this work of fiction. Starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Honduras

On Our Land: Documentary and Discussion with Erica Harding

Southeast Library

7 p.m.
Join us at the Hill Center for a screening of the documentary On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras and a discussion with local film maker, Erica Harding. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mildred Pierce Movie Poster

'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us at the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie Mother's Day screening of the Academy Award nominated film based on James Cain's novel Mildred Pierce.

Monday, May 11, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'March of the Penguins'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: March of the Penguins France/U.S., 2005, rated G, 80 minutes Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary. A look at the annual journey of Emperor penguins as they march—single file—to their breeding ground. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 15, 2015

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Art of Spring Film Series: Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Rem Koolhaas is more than an architect. He is a social theorist whose building designs serve as expressions of his thoughts on urban living. Directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. 97 minutes.

Monday, May 18, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Newsies'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Newsies U.S., 1992, rated PG, 121 minutes A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses, they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. The Broadway musical version of Newsies comes to D.C. in June.   The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

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Movie Screening

Northwest One Library

4 p.m.
We're celebrating bike month at Northwest One Neighborhood Library with a screening of The Great Muppet Caper.  Join us for snacks and bike safety tips after the movie!
'Rebecca' movie art

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

6:30 p.m.
This May, we will be screening Alfred Hitchcock's first American film, Rebecca.

Friday, May 22, 2015

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Art of Spring Film Series: Chuck Close (2010)

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
A (close) look at the life and work of one of the world’s most influential contemporary artists. Directed by Marion Cajoli. 116 minutes.

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.

Monday, June 1, 2015

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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.

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.  

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.  
retro film

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.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Get Real

'Get Real'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing:  Get Real - Rated R, UK, 108 minutes.  A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

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Boys on the Side

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing: Boys on the Side - Rated R, 1995, 117 minutes.  Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first was uncertain about her. A stop in Pittsburgh picks up a third, Holly, escaping a violent and drug-dealing partner. Girls on the road, reaching understanding, respect, and care for each other.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

'Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free film showing: Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss - Rated R, US, 1998, 92 minutes. Starring Sean Hayes.  Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2:00 and 6:30pm.