*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

Teen Movie: 42
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Queer Rebels Presents
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Films for Adults - In Bruges (2008)
Monday, April 21, 2014
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley 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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