*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

This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

Upcoming Events

Films for Adults
Monday, June 27, 2016, 3:00 pm
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
ATA @ SFPL: Experience Reel Cinema
Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 6:30 pm
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room
Minions
Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area

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North by Northwest
Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 6:30 pm
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area

Current Exhibits

Capturing Resilience
Through Thursday, July 14, 2016
Main Library, Mix: General Floor Area - 2nd Fl
Muhammad Ali: Greatest of All Time
Through Thursday, July 7, 2016
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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