*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.

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

Upcoming Events

Movie: Jack Reacher Never Go Back (2016)
Friday, April 28, 2017, 3:45 pm
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room
Harlem of the West SF Project
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
Flix at The Mix
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 12:30 pm
Main Library, Mix: Carpet Garden - 2nd Fl

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Sunset Movie Nights
Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:30 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area

Current Exhibits

Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, May 25, 2017
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
Barack Obama: A Legacy of Hope
Through Thursday, June 1, 2017
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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