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Sunday Movies @ Main: The Hours (2002)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Three women (Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore) in different times are related by a parallel in their personal lives. One throwing a party for a friend suffering from AIDS. Another in 1949, suffering as a young wife. The last, Virginia Woolf, writing "Mrs. Dalloway".

Winner of Best Actress (Nicole Kidman) at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards and the Golden Globes. Winner of a Silver Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"An elegant movie-triptych - its constituent, handsomely mounted panels are inhabited by three earnest, meticulous performances." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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Sunday Movies @ Main: The African Queen (1951)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Starring screen legends Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, THE AFRICAN QUEEN tells the timeless tale of two mismatched strangers joining forces in a common cause - and finding love along the way.

The story chronicles the burgeoning romance between Bogie's river rat Charlie Allnut and Hepburn's missionary Rose Sayer, as they reluctantly join forces to torpedo a German gunboat in war-torn East Africa.

Directed by Academy Award winner John Huston, and filmed on location in the Belgian Congo, THE AFRICAN QUEEN is arguably one of the finest films ever made - with one of the most legendary star pairings ever to appear on the screen.

Humphrey Bogart won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his work in this film.

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Sunday Movies @ Main: The Great Dictator (1940)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
In his controversial masterpiece, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, THE GREAT DICTATOR, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.

Nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Best Writing.

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Sunday Movies @ Main - Half the Picture (2018)

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

This celebrated film follows female directors working in Hollywood. HALF THE PICTURE uses the current EEOC investigation into discriminatory hiring practices as a framework to talk to these successful women directors about their career paths, struggles, inspiration and hopes for the future.

Winner of a #WhatNext Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Official Selection at the SXSW Film Festival.

"An important piece of testimony in the fight for the civil rights of female directors in Hollywood." - Katie Walsh, The Los Angeles Times

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Sunday Movies @ Main - Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

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

From acclaimed New Zealand director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, What We Do in the Shadows) comes an award-winning new comedy. Julian Dennison stars as Ricky, a defiant young city kid who finds himself on the run with his cantankerous foster uncle (Sam Neil) in the wild New Zealand bush. A national manhunt ensues, and the two are forced to put aside their differences and work together.

Winner of Best Narrative Feature at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Winner of an Audience Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Winner of Best Film at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.

"One of the most sincere and funny portraits of family life to come along in a while." - April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly

"Every once in a while, a small, unheralded film comes along, so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can't believe your luck. "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" is such a film." - Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times

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Sunday Movies @ Main - Kedi (2016)

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

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they've wandered in and out of people's lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich.

Winner of Best First Documentary and nominated for Best Documentary at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards. Fourth Place for Best Documentary (2017) in the Indiewire Critics' Poll.

"Part wildlife documentary, part urban love letter. [KEDI is] a lyrical and surprising philosophical tribute to the therapeutic power of pets." - Jimi Famurewa, Empire

"Sweet, loving, and filled with beautiful visuals of cats and the surprisingly moving and fanciful thoughts of those who know them, this documentary scores on multiple levels." - Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media

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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. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

"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

"This Oscar-nominated portrait of James Baldwin uses the author's words to bridge the civil-rights past with our racially incendiary present. It's unmissable and unforgettable." - Peter Travers, The Rolling Stone

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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. 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.

"A movie about a rising superstar that features two of them --Mbatha-Raw and Parker, both enormously appealing, impossibly attractive performers with big futures ahead of them." - Dana Stevens, Slate

"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 - The Watermelon Woman (1996)

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

Cheryl Dunye plays a version of herself in this witty, nimble landmark of New Queer Cinema.

A video store clerk and fledgling filmmaker, Cheryl becomes obsessed with the "most beautiful mammy," a character she sees in a 1930s movie. Determined to find out who the actress she knows only as the "Watermelon Woman" was and make her the subject of a documentary, she starts researching and is bowled over to discover that not only was Fae Richards (Lisa Marie Bronson) a fellow Philadelphian but also a lesbian.

The project is not without drama as Cheryl's singular focus causes friction between her and her friend Tamara (Valarie Walker) and as she begins to see parallels between Fae's problematic relationship with a white director and her own budding romance with white Diana (fellow filmmaker Guinevere Turner).

Winner of Best Feature Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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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.

"Brims with authenticity and immediacy and benefits from a deeply sympathetic turn from sublime discovery Maria Mozhdah...as a character caught between cultures." - Alissa Simon, Variety

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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.

"The Bling Ring plugs into the zeitgeist of trash culture and sparks like a live wire." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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