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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

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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.
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Superhero Summer Film Series: 'Batman Begins'

Georgetown Library

6:30 p.m.
As a boy a young Bruce Wayne watched in horror as his millionaire parents were slain in front of his eyes. This trauma led him to become obsessed with revenge. After disappearing to the East, where he seeks counsel with a ninja cult leader, he returns to his now decaying Gotham City. The city is now overrun by organized crime and dangerous individuals manipulating the system. The discovery of a cave under his mansion, and a prototype armored suit leads him to take on a new persona. He becomes Batman and strikes fear into the hearts of men who do wrong.
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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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Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Tenley-Friendship Library every Thursday in June as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series. This week's event will explore the controversial theme of Conversion Therapy.Film: Come watch a comedy film on a typical American girl cheerleader who is stunned when her parents decide she's gay and send her to a boot camp meant to alter her sexual orientation.
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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.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cape Fear

Classic Movie

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a free showing of Cape Fear, starring Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, and Gregory Peck.

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.  

Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Tenley Library LGBT Book and Film Festival

Tenley-Friendship Library

6:30 p.m.
Join Tenley-Friendship Library every Thursday in June as we celebrate LGBT Pride with a fabulous book and film series. This week's film and book will explore the offbeat story of a gay female impersonator in his search for love and a committed relationship.Film:

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

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'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.