Films

African-American Docs from California Newsreel: 'Banished'

Between 1860 and 1920, hundreds of U.S. counties expelled their African-American residents. The pattern was horrifically similar in almost all cases: a black man was accused of assaulting a white woman, was lynched, and then white rioters attacked black neighborhoods with guns and firebombs. After blacks fled for their lives, whites illegally assumed ownership of the abandoned property.
Promotional image from 'Fast Food Women'

Documentary Series: 'Fast Food Women'

This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout DC. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
Silkwood Poster

'Silkwood': A Nora Ephron Screening

As a part of Women's History Month at DC Public Library, we are screening the 1983 drama Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, and Cher. Silkwood was written by Nora Ephron and Alice Arlen and directed by Mike Nichols.

'Fast Food Women'

We'll watch the film Fast Food Women and have a discussion afterwards.
unforgiven movie poster

Golden Sunday Movie at Tenley

Please join us in the Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library for our Golden Sunday Movie showing of an American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. The film portrays Bill Munny, an aging outlaw and killer who takes on one more job years after he had turned to farming. Bill teams up with his old partners but the three men soon find out this bounty has many more obstacles to overcome besides just finding and killing the gunslingers.

Documentary Series: Growing Up Female

Among the first films to emerge from the women's liberation movement,"Growing Up Female" is a documentary portrait of America on the brink ofprofound change in its attitudes toward women. Filmed in spring 1970 by Ohiocollege students Julia Reichert and Jim Klein, "Growing Up Female" focuseson six girls and women aged 4 to 34 and the home, school, work andadvertising environments that have impacted their identities. Through
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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.
Troop Beverly Hills and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

25/25 Film-iversary

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.
'But I'm a Cheerleader' in the DCPL Catalog

Queer Book Club: 'But I'm a Cheerleader'

Join us for a special Valentine's Day themed screening of the comedic classic But I'm a Cheerleader! Megan lives a quiet suburban teen life until her parents start to worry that she is lesbian. They ship her off to a gay conversion camp to 'fix' her, not anticipating that Megan will learn to celebrate her sexuality and maybe even find true love.  For February, we are taking a break from books, but there will be a short essay to read and discuss before the film screening. 

Booklover's Film Companion

Formerly known as the Fiction Lover's Film Companion, this film series presents movies that spotlight issues touched on in the readings of book clubs based at your favorite downtown Library! Join us as we watch engaging films paired as a companions to these great reads. Films are screened on the fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. in Room A-5, located on library's lower level. Just call 202-727-0321 to see what's playing this month!

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