Fall Book to Movie Series

The true story of a small town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son's extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.Todd and Sonja Burpo are a real-life couple whose son Colton claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience.

Sunday Shorts: A Selection of Short Film Screenings

A themed selection of short films from all genres, showing a wide variety of directors, languages,cultures, viewpoints and stories.  For more information, call the Shepherd Park Library, (202) 541-6100.Upcoming themes include:  August 31 - FamilySeptember 14 - Horror 

First Amendment Film Festival

Feature Film:  The Insider (1999).  R rating.  158 mins.  The Insider tells the true story of a man who decided to tell the world what the seven major tobacco companies knew (and concealed) about the dangers of their product.  Starring:  Al Pacino and Russell Crowe.  Also featuring:  Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall, and Lindsay Crouse.  Directed by Michael Mann.  Author, Andrea LeVasseur.  

First Amendment Film Festival

Feature Film:  Guilty by Suspicion (1991).  PG-13.  105 mins.  A sobering account of one movie executive's woes in dealing with the political fallout from the McCarthy Era Hollywood blacklist.  Starring Robert De Niro and Annette Bening.  Directed by Irwin Winkler.  Author, Karl Williams. 

First Amendment Film Festival

Feature Film:  The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996).  R rating.  129 mins.  "If the First Amendment will protect a scumbag like me, then it'll protect all of you -- 'cause I'm the worst," declares Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt in the midst of one of his many court cases.  Milo Forman's film follows Larry Flynt from his childhood in Kentucky, where he made extra money for his dirt-poor family by selling the moonshine his father brewed, into adulthood as he manages a strip club in Cincinnati.

First Amendment Film Festival

Feature Film:  1984 (1984). R rating.  113 mins.  Nineteen Eighty-Four is the second film adaptation of the George Orwell novel.  The film is set during April of 1984 in post-atomic war London, the capital city of the repressive totalitarian state of Oceania.  Winston Smith is a government bureaucrat whose job is rewriting history and erasing people from existence.  Starring:  John Hurt, Richard Burton (in his last public appearance), Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cuzack, Gregor Fisher, and James Walker.

Adult Summer Reading Finale

After a high speed freeway police chase Madea winds up in front of Judge Mablean.  When the judge learns that the police did not mirandize Madea, she has to bereleased but Judge Mablean decides to put Madea in an anger management class.  As soon as Madea returns home, she finds a wild party being hosted by her brother, Joe. 

You Can Do This...

You can make it through one more Documentary- "Urbanized."

Science Fiction Film Festival

The DC Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction present the first in a series of science fiction films hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.