This March, in honor of Women's History Month, DC Public Library will be screening four documentaries directed by women at different libraries throughout D.C.. Watch the films and learn about the Library of Congress' National Film Registry.
With its roots in the work songs, hollers, and spirituals of generations of black field hands, blues music blossomed into an art form in its own right during the social and economic transformations of African-American life in the early 20th century.
Ma Rainey took the blues to a wider audience with traveling vaudeville shows, while Mamie Smith’s recordings broke down barriers for black artists of all musical genres.
Please join us in the Black Studies Center for the film Fruitvale Station.
This groundbreaking film provides an intimate look at the life of Oscar Grant in the days before he was killed by a BART station police officer in Oakland, Calif.
Join us for two screenings of award-winning documentaries focusing on the resilient people and natural wonder of Cuba.
On Thursday February 26, we will be screening The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990, oil and food imports in Cuba dropped by more than half. This documentary details the hardships and showcases the creativity the Cuban people displayed as they struggled to overcome this exceptionally difficult period in their history.
Free film showing: Taking Woodstock
U.S., 2009, rated R, 121 minutes.
Ang Lee directed this story of behind-the-scenes dramas that made Woodstock happen.
The movie will be shown at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.