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Artists' Television Access (ATA) teams up with SFPL to mine the treasures in the Library's 16mm film archive. That's real film, not video!

They will be showing : The Willmar Eight (1981) & Janie's Janie (1971)

The documentary The Willmar 8 (1981, 16 mm) screens as part of the Library's HERStory programming in March. When eight bank employees picketed their employer in small town Minnesota, an important chapter for women’s rights began. Oscar-winning actress, director, and one-time blacklistee Lee Grant tells the remarkable story of a band of women who embarked on the longest bank strike in American history in protest of gender discrimination.

Janie's Janie (B/W, 1971, 28 min.)
Documentary following one woman’s journey to self-determination. Janie is a White working-class welfare mother who divorces her jealous husband and becomes active in politics.


This is a Films & Videos program from SFPL. From feature films to youth-made videos, we’ve got something great to watch.

HERstory, celebration of Women’s History Month, honoring the contributions of women and the unique experience of being female today.

Upcoming Events

Thursdays at Noon Films: Heidi
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12:00 pm
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
Movie and a Meal -- Planet Ocean (2012)
Friday, April 19, 2019, 3:00 pm
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room
Family Film: The House With a Clock in Its Walls (2018)
Saturday, April 20, 2019, 3:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 1:30 pm
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Through Sunday, May 19, 2019
Main Library, Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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