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Sunday Movies @ Main - Rafiki (2018)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Despite a political rivalry between their families, Kena and Ziki resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety. Nominated for two prizes at Cannes Film Festival.

"A lyrical ode to finding a kindred spirit amidst an uncaring majority." - Odie Henderson, RogerEbert.com


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Sunday Movies @ Main - I Am Not Your Negro (2016)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I Am Not Your Negro explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. 

"You would be hard-pressed to find a movie that speaks to the present moment with greater clarity and force, insisting on uncomfortable truths and drawing stark lessons from the shadows of history." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times


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Sunday Movies @ Main - The French Way (1945)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

A farcical romantic comedy set in WWII France, about young lovers forbidden to marry by their respective families. Josephine Baker, as "Zazu," the owner of a nightclub, inherits a job restoring harmony between the two families and allowing the young lovers to 'se marier.'

"A charming farce centered around the glorious Josephine Baker." - Phil Hall, Film Threat


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Sunday Movies @ Main - We Could Be King (2014)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

True story of two rival high school football teams forced to merge into one and their struggle to become champions against all odds. An unflinching snapshot of the power of sports to bring young people, neighborhoods, and a city together. Winner of Outstanding Sports Documentary at the Sports Emmy Awards. Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"This documentary is a real eye-opener, one that any fan of football, high school athletics and/or education should make a point to watch." - Rev. P. Revere, The Sportsfan Journal


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Sunday Movies @ Main - Beyond the Lights (2014)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

The pressures of fame have put superstar singer Noni on the edge, until she meets Kaz, a young cop who works to help her find the courage she needs to develop her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.

Nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture by the Image Awards. Winner of the Artistic Achievement Award and the Emerging Artist Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song ("Grateful") at the Academy Awards.

"You'll walk away from this film lighthearted and wanting to hold someone's hand." - Dwight Brown, National Newspaper Publishers Association


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Sunday Movies @ Main - Keep the Change (2017)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

CWhen aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn't belong there. But when he's assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah's romantic past, David's judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like.

Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, KEEP THE CHANGE does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen.

Winner of Best New Narrative Director and Best U.S. Narrative Feature at the Tribeca Film Festival.

"Positions itself to join the pantheon of New York rom-coms. Refreshingly uncynical. We've seen the Brooklyn Bridge up there on the big screen plenty of times, but rarely have we seen it crossed by characters quite like these." - Michael Nordine, Indiewire

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Sunday Movies @ Main - What Will People Say (2018)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Sixteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. When out with her friends, she's a regular Norwegian teenager. At home with her family, she is the perfect Pakistani daughter. But when her father catches her alone with her boyfriend, her two worlds brutally collide. To set an example and escape the judgment of their peers, Nisha's parents send her to live with family in a small town in Pakistan. There, in an unfamiliar country surrounded by people she barely knows, Nisha must adapt to a rigid culture that denies her the freedoms she once enjoyed. What Will People Say is a tense and moving drama about women's rights, immigrant identity, and familial duties.

Winner of the Audience Award at the AFI Film Festival. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.


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Sunday Movies @ Main - The Bling Ring (2013)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

A group of fame-obsessed teenagers living in the suburbs of LA use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their empty homes. Ringleader Rebecca leads Marc, Nicki, Sam, and Chloe on the ultimate heist of designer clothes and jewelry -- and what starts out as teenage fun quickly spins out of control.


Nominated for a Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Sunday Movies @ Main - Young Lakota (2013)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

In this award-winning documentary, Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first female President of the Oglala Sioux tribe, defies a proposed South Dakota law criminalizing all abortion by threatening to build a women's clinic on the sovereign territory of the reservation. Her threats ignite a political firestorm that sets off a chain reaction in the lives of three young Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation, forcing each of them to make choices that define who they are and the kind of adults they are becoming.

Audience Award Winner at the SXSW Film Festival, Winner of Best Documentary at the ImagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival. Winner of Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.


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Sunday Movies @ Main - Leave No Trace (2016)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.

Nominated for Best Feature, Best Supporting Female, and Best Director at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Official Selection at the Sundance Film Festival.


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Sunday Movies @ Main - Girlhood (2014)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

Fed up with her abusive family situation, lack of school prospects, and the "boys' law" in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her style, drops out of school, and starts stealing to be accepted into the gang. When her home situation becomes unbearable, Marieme seeks solace in an older man who promises her money and protection. Realizing this sort of lifestyle will never result in the freedom and independence she truly desires, she finally decides to take matters into her own hands.

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Sunday Movies @ Main - Obit (2017)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps -- and ten minutes before news hits the web -- an obit writer is racing against deadline to sum up a long and newsworthy life in under 1000 words. The details of these lives are then deposited into the cultural memory amid the daily beat of war, politics, and football scores. Obit is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. 

Official Selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and Hot Docs Festival.


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Sunday Movies @ Main - Denial (2016)

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor

This biographical drama recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team led by Richard Rampton (Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.

Nominated for Outstanding British Film of the Year at the BAFTA Awards. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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