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Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: The Green Pastures

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6:00 pm
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Seldom Screened Cinema: Scenes from the Diaspora
Free and Open to the Public

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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6:00 pm
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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:

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: The Piano Lesson

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The Piano Lesson (1995)
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of a family caught between their heritage and a dream for the future. The Charles family clashes over the fate of a magnificent, carved piano that carries their family's story from their days as slaves. To resolve the conflict they must first deal with the past.
95 mins, Rated: PG

Series Dates:
November:
11/5 ~ Cabin in the Sky (1943)
11/19 ~ The First Grader (2011)
11/26 ~ The Tuskegee Airmen (1995)

Halloween Film For Kids: The Haunted Mansion

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6:00 pm
Links Conference Room - Level 1

Join us for a Special Halloween Film
Free and Open to the Public
Costumes are Encouraged
Candy will be Served!

The Haunted Mansion (2003)

Seldom Screened Cinema 2012 Series Presents: Glory

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Glory (1989)
An American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The story is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War.
122 mins, Rated: R

Series Dates:
October:

Film Screening: "Pray The Devil Back To Hell"

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

"Pray The Devil Back To Hell" (2008) is a documentary film that chronicles the actions of the courageous women of Liberia (West Africa) who organized to end the bloody civil war that lasted two decades. Leymah Gbowee, the founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work and figures prominently in the film.

Knit Flix- Pieces of April

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

A relaxing get-together for knitters and other crafters, KnitFlix meets once a month in the Fresh City Lounge for an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary films. Guests may bring favorite beverages and nibbles, and have been known to comment on the film while it plays – KnitFlix is like going to a friend’s house to watch a film. Grab your knitting and let’s go to the movies!

Pieces of April, 2003

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