*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

Movie Afternoon
Friday, March 27, 2015
Ingleside, Ingleside Meeting Room
Classic Films of the 1950's
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Noe Valley, Noe Valley Meeting Room
Children's Film: Sleeping Beauty
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Primitive No More:
Through Thursday, July 9, 2015
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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