Films

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'Golden Sunday Movie' at Tenley

Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of a film based on the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
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Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer

“A Hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” –Christopher Reeve Join us as we spotlight people that persevere against overwhelming trials and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, join us as we explore the idea of heroism. Feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Classic Movie

There will be a free showing of the movie To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 5.  Please join us.
Southwest Remembered

Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal

You are cordially invited to a screening of Southwest Remembered: A Story of Urban Renewal.  This documentary chronicles the transformation of the Southwest neighborhood in Washington, D.C. through urban renewal.  The screening will be followed by a discussion. 
Purple Rain

'Purple Rain'

Come join us in the Black Studies Center as we celebrate Black Music Month and Prince's birthday by showing his groundbreaking 1984 film, Purple Rain. With an award-winning soundtrack and dynamic performances by Prince and the Revolution, this film continues to amaze, 30 years later.
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Tenley-Friendship Heroic Summer Screening

Join us as we spotlight characters that persevere against the trials of their worlds, or even other worlds, and become heroes in their own right.  From the real life to the fantastical, feel free to bring your own snacks as we ponder what really makes someone a hero.
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Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Join us every Sunday in July for our heroic movie series for teens and adults. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.  The first Sunday in July we'll be showing Unbreakable, about a Philadelphia security guard (Bruce Willis) who slowly discovers he has superhuman abilities. Also stars Samuel L. Jackson. Rated PG-13. 106 min.  Other upcoming dates for the film series:  Here are the upcoming dates for the film series: 

Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Join us every Sunday in July for our heroic movie series for teens and adults. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.  The third Sunday we'll be showing The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen, who voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death between teens. Rated PG-13. 142 min.  The final Sunday movie line-up:  July 26 - Guardians of the Galaxy
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Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

Join us every Sunday in July for our heroic movie series for teens and adults. All movies are rated PG or PG-13.  The last Sunday in July we'll be watching Guardians of the Galaxy. Features Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as part of a group of intergalactic criminals who are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe. PG-13. 121 min. 
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Teen and Adult Hero Film Series

The second Sunday in July we'll be showing Superman: The Movie (1978) which tells the now familiar story of an alien orphan sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he becomes its first and greatest superhero. Rated PG. 143 min.  Here are the upcoming dates for the film series:  July 19 - The Hunger Games 

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