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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Troop Beverly Hills and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

25/25 Film-iversary

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of two cinematic triumphs:Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Troop Beverly Hills It's been 25 years since these classic titles were released, and if you're 25 or older* we want you to relive your childhood with the double feature to end all double features. Best costume for each movie gets a prize, and pizza and cookies will be provided.
Environmental Film Festival Logo

Highlights from the Environmental Film Festival

Dorothy I. Height/Benning Library

2 p.m.
This mystery screening will show one of the top audience choice films from this year's Environmental Film Festival. Film title will be released prior to showtime. For more about the Environmental Film Festival, please visit the website.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Environmental Film Festival Logo

Divide in Concord

Georgetown Library

2 p.m.
Washington, D.C. Premiere Jean Hill, a fiery octogenarian, cares deeply about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Adriana Cohen: mother, model and celebrity publicist-turned-pundit, unequivocally defends individual freedoms.
Gregory Peck: A Charmed Life

Classic Movie

Palisades Library

2 p.m.
You are cordially invited to free showing of a classic movie about a Florida boy and his pet deer, starring Gregory Peck.  Please join us!

Monday, March 30, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Some Like It Hot'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Some Like It Hot  U.S., 1959, 120 minutes. When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band dressed as women, but further complications set in. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon. Winner of three Golden Globes in 1960. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Theory of Everything poster

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. March 3 The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in this biopic of physicist Stephen Hawking. Directed by James Marsh. 123 minutes. 2014. PG-13. March 10      Ragtime  Milos Forman directs this sweeping tale of race and class in early 20th-century New York.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Books to the Big Screen

From Amazing Books To Incredible Films

Parklands-Turner Library

6 p.m.
The Parklands-Turner Neighborhood Library has an assortment of amazing books that have been adapted into incredible blockbuster movies. Every month, library staff will select a book that has been adapted into a film and displayi it all month long for your reading pleasure. Read and enjoy the featured book of the month. At the end of each month, library staff will present the film adaptation on the big screen TV for your further enjoyment.

Friday, April 3, 2015

poetry on film

Poetry on Film Series: The Poet's Voice

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
CD Wright (One With Others) and Jared Stanley (Book Made of Forest), explore concepts of the individual in local and global environments. (2014 - 52 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University

Monday, April 6, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'The Theory of Everything'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: The Theory of Everything U.K., 2014, PG-13, 123 minutes Eddie Redmayne stars as Stephen Hawking in this bio-pic adapted from Jane Hawking’s book Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen. With Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking. Redmayne won the Best Actor award for this film at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Mt. Pleasant Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.

Friday, April 10, 2015

poetry on film

Poetry on Film Series: Cosmologies of the Classical

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
David Hinton, translator of Classical Chinese Poetry and Chloe Garcia Roberts, translator of Derangements of My Contemporaries, share their methodologies and approaches to translating classical poetry. (2014 - 96 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Parklands-Turner Library

2 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"Divergent"

Teen Movie Night: 'Divergent'

Takoma Park Library

6 p.m.
To celebrate the theatrical release of InsurgentTakoma Park Neighborhood Library is hosting a screening party for Divergent!
Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Deanwood Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Molly Hundley

'The Campaigns of Molly Hundley'

Watha T. Daniel/Shaw Library

7 p.m.
From 1921 to 1955, Mrs. Mary Gibson Hundley was an exacting teacher of French and Latin at the famous Dunbar High School in Washingon, D.C.  The films's title reflects Mrs. Hundley’s educational advancement against racism at her college; her drive to encourage students to excel in all ways, the students who were inspired by her; her legal battle against a racially-restricted covenant that evicted her  from her home;  and finally, Mrs.

Friday, April 17, 2015

poetry on film

Poetry on Film Series: In Extremis: On Poetry, Subversion & Violence

Georgetown Library

2:30 p.m.
Stephen Burt, Joyelle McSweeney, and Johannes Göransson, discuss the pros and cons of poetry breaking its bounds and seeking new extremes. (2014 - 76 minutes.) Courtesy of The Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University

Sunday, April 19, 2015

The Apartment movie cover

Golden Sunday Movie Night

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of an Academy Award-winning film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred MacMurray, the film portrays a young executive's attempt to climb the corporate ladder by letting his bosses use his apartment as a secret love nest. This 1960 risqué comedy, controversial for its time, will surely make you laugh out loud.

Monday, April 20, 2015

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Marvelous Movie Monday: 'Frost / Nixon'

Chevy Chase Library

2 p.m.
Free movie showing: Frost / Nixon U.S./U.K., 2008, rated R, 122 minutes A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon. Nixon chose Frost to interview him thinking he could outfox him. Directed by Ron Howard. Starring Frank Langella and Michael Sheen.
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, April 22, 2015

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Casablanca

Classic Cinema Night

Northeast Library

7 p.m.
At our monthly movie night for April, we will be showing one of the greatest movies ever made: Casablanca.  

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.

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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

cover image March of the Penguins

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.

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.
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.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Great Muppet Caper Cover

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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book to Film Club

Takoma Park Library

6:30 p.m.
Read, watch, discuss. Committed to settling the eternal question: Which is better, the book or the movie? We meet on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Please contact us at 202-576-7252 or email peter.sullivan@dc.gov to get a copy of the next book.

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.