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.
THE COLOR PURPLE starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey. This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 and pregnant by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life. The movie was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture of 1985; it won the Golden Globe for Best Actress -Whoopi Goldberg, and was nominated for 4 other Globes.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.
- Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
- Thursday, February 23, 2017, 8:00 amBayview, Bayview General Floor Area
- Thursdays at Noon films - Ali
- Thursday, February 23, 2017, 12:00 pmMain Library, Koret Auditorium
- Play the African counting game Mancala
- Thursday, February 23, 2017, 3:00 pmMission, Mission Teen's Area
- Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
- Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
- Envisioning the Classics with Color
- Through Thursday, March 2, 2017Main Library, African American Center
*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.