*Black Films on the Red Carpet

Award Winning Films about African Americans
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In honor of Black History Month and the beginning of Hollywood's Award season, Potrero Branch will be showing award-winning movies about  African Americans. 
This week:

THE DEFIANT ONES starring Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis. Convicts Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier escape from a chain gang. Curtis' character, John "Joker" Jackson, hates blacks, while Poitier's character, Noah Cullen, hates whites. However, the men are manacled together, forced to rely on each other to survive. The movie won 2 Oscars, and was nominated for 7 more, including Best Picture of 1959; it won the Golden Globe for Best Pitcure, and was nominated for 5 other Globes.
Light refreshments will be served

For more information, contact Lisa at lfagundes@sfpl.org

Upcoming Events

Chinese Movie: Confucius
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Thursdays @ Noon Film -- The Artist
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Films About Baseball - Mr. 3000 (2004)
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

The Black Woman is God
Through Thursday, May 15, 2014
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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