Picturing the Past: "Milk"

Picturing the Past: "Milk"

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

Using flashbacks and archival footage, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday until his death. Milk was an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (R, 2008, 128 minutes)

Picturing the Past is a program series featuring films with historical context. We'll watch the film and then discuss the historic events and people depicted. Focusing on the story, we'll talk about what the film got right (or wrong) about history.

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Film Screening and Sing-Along: "Kiss Me, Kate"

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:30pm to 3:00pm

Join film historian Doug Deuchler for a screening of Kiss Me, Kate, the 1953 MGM film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, it tells the tale of musical theater actors, Fred Graham and Lilli Vanessi, who were once married and are now performing opposite of each other in the roles of Petruchio and Katherine in a Broadway-bound musical version of William Shakespeare's play.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

More Than a Month: "State of Denial" Film Screening

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

State of Denial, a 2003 documentary film about AIDS in Africa, follows the stories of HIV-positive South Africans and the careers of AIDS activists in that country. The film shines a light on the harrowing statistics of the AIDS epidemic, and captures the desperation and growing discontent of average South Africans infected with and affected by the disease.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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Picturing the Past: "1776"

Picturing the Past: "1776"

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:15pm

This film is a musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the participants. The director's cut includes the song the Nixon White House asked to have removed from the film.
(PG, 1972, 166 minutes) 

Location: 
Maze Branch
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Captain America Movie Marathon

Captain America Movie Marathon

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 12:30pm to 5:00pm

Get ready for Captain America: Civil War with our Cap marathon! First up is The First Avenger, where Steve Rogers joins forces with Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter to wage war on HYDRA, led by the villainous Red Skull (124 minutes, PG-13). Immediately following will be The Winter Soldier, where Steve partners with Natasha Romanoff and Sam Wilson to expose an ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off professional assassins sent to silence him (136 minutes, PG-13).

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Gypsy"

Rosalind Russell Film Series: "Gypsy"

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

See and discuss Gypsy, the sixth and final film in a series celebrating Rosalind Russell. This 1962 movie musical, directed by Mervyn Leroy, is based on the Broadway hit about burlesque dancer Gypsy Rose Lee and her aggressive stage mother, Mama Rose.
About the "Funny Lady: A Celebration of Rosalind Russell" Film Series

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
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