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Feb 11 2008

Great African-American Movies This Month at the Library

by Nolan R

This month offers some great movies to celebrate African-American History Month.  Catching a movie at the Library provides a great way to get to know your neighbors, promote a sense of community, and a chance to discuss the movie with others.

Lunch and a Movie at the Redan-Trotti Library

Bring your lunch and enjoy a great movie!

Pride Pride: Based on the true story of inner-city Philadelphia swim coach, Jim Ellis, Pride tells the story of how Ellis, from his roots in North Carolina, goes on to build a swim team in one of Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods. Rated PG. Saturday, February 16 at 12 noon.

Dreamgirls: Three young women with dreams of stardom discover exactly what it means to make it in the music business and the sacrifices they must make to realize their dream. Based on the book by Tom Eyen. Rated PG-13. Saturday, February 23 at 12 noon.

Movies at the Flat Shoals Library

Popcorn provided!

Talk to Me: This film tells the true story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene (Don Cheadle), an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.  Adult program: please note this film is rated R for pervasive language.  Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 PM. Talktome

Boycott: On December 1, 1955, one black woman refused to give up her seat on a “whites only” section of a public bus. The bus stopped.  Montgomery, Alabama stopped. Rated PG. Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM.

Movies at the Scott Candler Library
Raisin_in_the_sun_2 A Raisin in the Sun: Based on the award winning play by Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun tells the story of the Great Migration of blacks from the South to the Northern U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. Starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee. Not Rated.  Tuesday, February 26 at 6:00 PM.

Sarafina!: In a world where truth is forbidden, an inspiring teacher dares to instill in her students lessons not found in schoolbooks. In doing so, she challenges their freedom and hers. Starring Whoopi Goldberg. Rated PG-13. Tuesday, February 12 at 12 noon.
Movies at the Covington LibraryDowninthedelta

Down in the Delta: A troubled single mother from a tough Chicago neighborhood is sent to spend a summer at her family’s home in rural Mississippi. Directed by Maya Angelou. Rated PG-13. Saturday, February 16 at 11:30 AM.
Check out other great movie choices at the library HERE, including independent films, movies for seniors, and classic films.

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