Contact: Debbie Carton
Berkeley Public Library’s film series “Super Cinema” explores 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 May, explore Spellbinding Documentaries. We begin with Inside Job (2010) on May 3rd, a hard-hitting expose of financial industry practices that led to the economic meltdown of 2008. On May 10, we present The Fog of War (2003), a brilliant bombshell based on interviews with Robert McNamara, Defense Secretary during the Vietnam War. May 17 follows eight spellers in the National Spelling Bee- preparations, home life and the competition, in 2002’s Spellbound. On May 24, take a Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), with an innocent taxi driver beaten to death while in extrajudicial U.S. custody in Afghanistan. We’ll finish the month with the stunning visual treat, Winged Migration (2001), on May 31. This Oscar-nominated film used ultralight aircraft and hot air balloons to get close to the migrating birds. Super Cinema will return in July after a one month hiatus with the theme, Resisting Injustice. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org). For questions regarding this program, call 510-981-6139. For accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TTY (510) 528-1240, http://berkeleypubliclibrary.org.