Films

Free Showing: 'Fahrenheit 451'

Celebrate Banned Books Week by watching the movie Fahrenheit 451 with us.  The film runs about 2 hours and you are invited to stay for a chat about the film afterwards.

Fiction Lover's Film Companion: 'The Joy Luck Club'

Based on the bestselling novel by Amy Tan, this award winning film is set in San Francisco and tells the story of four Chinese mothers and their very American daughters, and the intimate void between them. 

Monday Movie Night: 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Six-year-old Jean Louise "Scout" Finch (Mary Badham) is growing up in the Depression era of the early 1930s in a small Southern town in this highly acclaimed motion picture based on Harper Lee’s semi-autobiographical novel.Jean’s father (Gregory Peck), the town lawyer, is a wise, quiet man with a great sense of justice who defends a poor, black man accused of rape.Not Rated; 129 minutes; 1962.

Global Lens Film Series: 'Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the Lights'

Shyamal Uncle Turns Off the LightsDirected by Suman Ghosh. India, 2012, 65 minutes. In Bengali with English subtitles.

Books on Film: 'The Painted Veil'

Based on a novel by Somerset Maugham:A remake of a 1934 film. A couple of ill-suited young newlyweds find their marriage unraveling after traveling from Britain to China on the husband's assignment.  To punish his wife for her infidelity, he relocates them to a remote village, where they are forced to rely on each other.

Banned Books Week Movie

Join us in the large meeting room for a special screening of the 1962 classic based on Harper Lee's semi-autobiographical -- and oft-banned -- novel about Atticus Finch, a quiet and thoughtful lawyer in a small 1930s Southern town trying to do right by his client, a a poor black man who is accused of rape, and his motherless children, Scout and Jem.Winner of three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.This movie is rated PG.

Retro Movie Night presents: 'Vertigo'

The September selection for Petworth's Retro Movie is the 1950s classic Vertigo. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak, Vertigo is the story of a retired detective who gets more than he bargains for when he agrees to follow a friend's young wife and solve the mystery of her slow decent into madness.The film will be shown in the Petworth lower level meeting room and last for approximately 129 minutes.

Movie: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'

A 15-year-old high school freshman, introverted, naive and harboring secret mental health issues, falls into a close friendship with two seniors.

Warriors of the Ring Film Series

Join us to watch our Warriors of the Ring film series. The film will be shown in the large conference room on the second floor.Call the Tenley-Friendship Library for information on the films that will be played 202-727-1488.

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