Films

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.
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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.
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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!

Books on Film

  Have you ever wondered what your favorite book would look like on film? Generations of filmmakers have answered that question by using literature as a reservoir for their creative vision.  "Books on Film" is a monthly series that celebrates the written word on film by screening movie versions of popular and classic books.

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story

The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story will be shown at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. This documentary tells the story of the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music to Mary Poppins and other famous movies. They produced brilliant work together, yet they had great difficulty getting along with each other. Anyone who saw last year's movie, Saving Mr. Banks, will find this film particularly fascinating.

Omnibus Lecture Series: Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection

Are you a fan of quirky medical cinema? Can't get your fix at the local IndieKinoPlex? Want to outnerd the wonkiest of your friends? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood Library for a screening of Selections From the National Library of Medicine Film Collection, featuring Michael Sappol of the National Library of Medicine. 
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Thursday Night Films!

Come watch Thrusday night movies at West End Library on the big screen in the meeting room at 6:30 p.m.! We will have a movie Jan. 15 and Jan. 29. Call us at 724-8698 to find out what's showing!
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Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club: Marion Barry Film Discussion

Join the The Woodridge Library and Friends Book Club for a viewing of a documentary on the life of former D.C. Mayor Marion S. Barry Jr. The film discussion will be led by Mr. Chuck Hicks, community activist and chair of the DC Black History Celebration Committee. Please call 202-541-6226 for additional information. Best for ages 13 and older.

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