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Black History Month Film Series: More Than a Month (2012)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Film and Discussion

Join us as we view and discuss filmmaker, Shukree Hassan Tilghman's thought provoking film evaluating the merits of having a month dedicated to African Americans.

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a 29-year-old African American filmmaker, goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. 54 minutes, Not Rated

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOjU9mjo6nA

Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org for more information.

Black History Month Film Series: Slavery By Another Name (2011)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This film challenges one of America’s most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the US ended with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation by telling the harrowing story of how in the South a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. 90 minutes, Not Rated

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s8ccKepCms

February Series Dates:
2/25 ~ More Than a Month (2012) Film and Discussion

Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org for more information.

Black History Month Film Series: The Black Power Mixtape (2011)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish journalists who came to the US drawn by stories of urban unrest and revolution. Gaining access to many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement, the filmmakers captured them in intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews. 100 minutes, Not Rated

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXQxyYllXnM

February Series Dates:
2/11 ~ Slavery By Another Name (2011)
2/25 ~ More Than a Month (2012) Film and Discussion

Please contact the Blair-Caldwell Library at 720-865-2401 or email blairstaff@denverlibrary.org for more information.

Film Event- 2nd Annual Heartburn Party: Pontypool Film Presentation

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6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

2nd Annual Heartburn Party: Pontypool Film Presentation

FILM & FORUM: “HAITI: WHERE DID ALL THE MONEY GO?”

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2:00 pm

UPDATE ON POST-EARTHQUAKE HAITI with film and speaker from the Colorado Haiti Project.
When the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, the world responded with billions of dollars in donations. What happened to all that money? Filmmaker Michele Mitchell spent an extended period of time in Haiti and raises questions about aid in Haiti and the "aid industry" in general.

WYCLEF JEAN -- videotaped interview

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: Special Double Feature

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Links Conference Room - Level 1

Join us for our Annual Film Series
Seldom Screened Cinema: Scenes from the Diaspora
Free and Open to the Public

Special Double Feature:

Alice's Ordinary People (2012)
A documentary about Alice Tregay – a woman who refused to stand still for injustice and brought others together to change what was. It’s Alice’s story of the ordinary people who effected extraordinary change and advanced the endless struggle for human rights and dignity. It’s an inspiration to current and future generations, as they take up the mantle and continue the fight. Unrated

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: The Green Pastures

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6:00 pm
Links Conference Room - Level 1

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The Green Pastures (1936)
A classic African American folk drama, based on Marc Connelly's Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production in which several Old Testament stories are performed as they might be imagined by black Sunday-school child in the Depression-era South. It's an all-black vision of heaven as a perpetual fish-fry, full of black angels and cherubs eating catfish and smoking 10-cent "see-gars," where "De Lawd" presides over the tales of creation.

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: The Tuskegee Airmen

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6:00 pm
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The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
Based on the true story of the “Fighting 99th”, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that fought in World War II. Fighting prejudice from racist officers and government officials and held to a consistently higher level of performance than their white counterparts, these men prove themselves in training and in combat, many of them dying for their country in the process.
106 mins, Rated: PG-13

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: The First Grader

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6:00 pm
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The First Grader (2011)
A heartwarming and inspiring true story of an 84-year-old Kenyan villager and ex-Mau Mau freedom fighter who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. It is a triumphant testimony to the transforming force of education.
103 mins, Rated: PG

Series Dates:
November:
11/26 ~ The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
December:
12/3 ~ The Green Pastures (1936)
12/10 ~ Special Feature: Stay Tuned

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: Cabin in the Sky

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Cabin in the Sky (1943)
An all-star screen adaptation of the successful Broadway play tells the story of the gambler Little Joe who is seriously wounded in a barroom fight. His pious wife, Petunia, prays for him to have a second chance so he can get into heaven. Joe survives, but God's General and Lucifer begin the battle for his soul.
98 mins, Not Rated

Series Dates:
November:
11/19 ~ The First Grader (2011)
11/26 ~ The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)
December:

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