*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: Pat and Mike
Monday, January 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
Daniel Jose Older
Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Video Studio: Open House
Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
Main Library, Mix: Video - 2nd Fl

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Upcoming Classes

Sunset Movie Nights
Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:30 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area

Current Exhibits

Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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