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Library Film Series!

The Library Film Series is held twice a month from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm in BT 101.

View the calendar to see what films are being shown during the 2017-18 school year!

Popcorn and water bottles will be served at every showing!

2017-2018 Film Series

Hispanic Heritage and LGBTQ Awareness

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

My Family (Mi Familia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This epic film traces over three generations of an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies and triumphs. Jose and Maria, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930s. They establish their family in East L.A., and their children Chucho, Paco, Memo, Irene, Toni, and Jimmy deal with youth culture and the L.A. police in the 1950s. As the second generation become adults in the 1960s, the focus shifts to Jimmy, his marriage to Isabel ( a Salvadorian refugee), their son, and Jimmy's journey to become a responsible parent.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine

MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a film about the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story of loss, love, and grief that does not go away. As such, the film will provide a proxy for a wide variety of people and communities to experience firsthand the devastation of intolerance, the power of love, and the beauty of compassion. 

Disabilities Awareness 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Theory of Everything

This is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious  scientific work, studying the very thing he new has precious little of-time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed.

Tuesday,  October 24, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

My Left Foot

My Left Foot is the true story of Irish cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown. Paralyzed from birth, Brown is written off as retarded and helpless. But Christy's indomitable mother never gives up on the boy. Using his left foot, the only part of his body not afflicted, Brown learns to write. He grows up to become a well-known author, painter, and fundraiser. Inspirational!

Veterans

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Courage Under Fire

When Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is asked to review the posthumous candidacy of the first woman (Meg Ryan) to receive a medal of honor, he finds himself plunged into an apparent cover-up surrounding the actions that led to her death. As he struggles to uncover the truth, he also finds himself forced to confront his own tormenting demons. Matt Damon co-stars in this powerful and provocative drama. 

MLK Day of Service

Wednesday,  January 10, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Invictus

 

What does Nelson Mandela do after becoming president of South Africa? He rejects revenge, forgives oppressors who jailed him 27 years for his fight against apartheid and finds hope of national unity in an unlikely place: the rugby field. Clint Eastwood (named 2009's Best Director by the National Board of Review) directs an uplifting film about a team and a people inspired to greatness. Morgan Freeman (NBR's Best Actor Award winner and Oscar nominee for this role) is Mandela, who asks the national rugby team captain (Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Matt Damon) and his squad to do the impossible and win the World Cup. Prepare to be moved--and thrilled. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

The Help

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Black History

Wednesday,  February 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Race

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Loving

This is the story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple who was arrested for interracial marriage in 1960s. The state of Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court's historic 1967 decision.

Women's History

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Hidden Figures

HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Johnson (Janelle Monae)-brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

Tuesday,  March 20, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

He Named Me Malala

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends' school bus in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls' education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

Louder Than a Bomb

Louder Than a Bomb tells the story of four Chicago high school poetry teams as they prepare to compete in the world's largest youth slam. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the turbulent lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. Louder Than a Bomb is not about "high school poetry" as we often think of it. It's about language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. While the topics they tackle are often deeply personal, what they put into their poems-and what they get out of them-is universal: the defining work of finding one's voice.

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm     BT 101

For Colored Girls

Tyler Perry breaks through to a new level of achievement as a writer and director in his remake of For Colored Girls (based on the groundbreaking 1970s play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered  Suicide/ When the Rainbow Is Enuf, by Ntozake Shange). The cast is superb, especially Kimberly Elise and Phylicia Rashad. And the rest of the cast is just as compelling, including a low-key Janet Jackson, Loretta Devine, singer Macy Gray, Thandie Newton, Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, and Anika Noni Rose. For Colored Girls follows each actress/character as she faces prejudice, economic challenges, male abandonment, role upheaval--and all the emotions that go along with them. The original play was performed as poetry, and while the editing for For Colored Girls is a little uneven, Perry lets Shange's poetry truly shine through. Any person of color, any woman, and anyone who cares about them, will be drawn in to the deepest dramas a woman of color can experience--in the '70s or today.

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