Film

Sing Out, Sister: Broadway Musicals Through a Hollywood Lens- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 1954

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

Filmmakers have always turned to Broadway for inspiration and story ideas. And producing song and dance numbers for film is as old as sound recording on film itself – beginning with the movie The Jazz Singer in 1927. Fresh City Life takes a fresh look at four classic films – all stage hits interpreted by Hollywood for mass film audiences.

Sing Out, Sister: Broadway Musicals Through a Hollywood Lens- Sweet Charity, 1969

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

Filmmakers have always turned to Broadway for inspiration and story ideas. And producing song and dance numbers for film is as old as sound recording on film itself – beginning with the movie The Jazz Singer in 1927. Fresh City Life takes a fresh look at four classic films – all stage hits interpreted by Hollywood for mass film audiences.

Sing Out, Sister: Broadway Musicals Through a Hollywood Lens- The Unsinkable Molly Brown, 1964

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

Filmmakers have always turned to Broadway for inspiration and story ideas. And producing song and dance numbers for film is as old as sound recording on film itself – beginning with the movie The Jazz Singer in 1927. Fresh City Life takes a fresh look at four classic films – all stage hits interpreted by Hollywood for mass film audiences.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Macbeth (1971)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Richard III (1955)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Laurence Olivier. Starring Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke.

Crossing the Net: Denver City Park and the Black Tennis Experience Film and Panel Discussion

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2:00 pm

If the blades of grass at City Park could talk, they would tell a story similar to this short documentary: about how Denver's African-American community faced barriers as it pursued better maintained and well-lit tennis courts to play on. You'll hear stories about Tariq "TQ" Abdul-Hamid, the first African-American inducted into the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, and Walter Wedgeworth, Sr., who helped persuade the staff at City Park to open their courts to diversity in the '40s and '50s. 40mins, Unrated.

Free and open to the public

Movie discussion and clips of Freedom Riders

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5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Meeting Room

In celebration of Black History Month, the library will present Freedom Riders, an important documentary about the time period during civil rights era when people came together to stop segregation. Special guest Rev. James Peters, Jr. will lead a powerful and insightful discussion along with showing clips of the film.

Created Equal Film Series: The Loving Story

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6:00 pm

On June 2, 1958, Richard Loving and his fiancee Mildred Jeter traveled from Caroline County, VA, to Washington, D.C. to be married. Later, the newlyweds were arrested, tried and convicted of the felony crime of miscegenation. Two young ACLU lawyers took on the Lovings case, fully aware of the challenges posed. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in their favor on June 12, 1967 and resulted in sixteen states being ordered to overturn their bans on interracial marriage. 77mins.

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