“Super Cinema” Film Series at Central Library

February 08, 2013

Contact:  Debbie Carton (Ph:  510-981-6139)


Berkeley Public Library’s film series “Super Cinema” returns beginning March 1. Each month we explore a different theme or genre on Friday afternoons at 3 p.m.at the Central Library, 2090 Kittredge (at Shattuck), in the 3rd floor Community Meeting Room. In March, see what happens When Cultures Clash. We begin with Slumdog Millionaire (2008) on March 1, in which a slum dweller competes so successfully on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire that he arouses suspicion. On March 8, four working-class townies in Bloomington, Indiana bristle at university students' snobbery and hit on a way to challenge it in the 1979 hit Breaking Away. March 15 takes us on Walkabout (1971), with two kids stranded in Australia's outback, befriended by an adolescent Aboriginal boy who teaches them how to survive.    On March 22, the daughter of a Sikh family in West London defies her parents to play competitive football in the popular and critically acclaimed Bend It Like Beckham (2002).  The final show for March will be The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, a 2005 documentary about a Chicago boy who allegedly whistled at a white woman while visiting Mississippi and was brutally murdered. April will be devoted to Animation Adults Love, and May brings Spellbinding Documentaries. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org). For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6241.  For accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY (510) 528-1240