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African American History Month films @Claremont

Wed.,  February 5,  5:30pm       Last Black Man in San Francisco    2013/R/120 min.
A black man dreams of owning the house his grandfather built, now in a white neighborhood in San Francisco.  The film is loosely based on the life of Jimmie Fails, who portrays himself in the film he co-authored and with childhood friend & director Joe Talbot .

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Movie: Lion in Winter

Friday, December 20   Lion in Winter   1968 / 138 min. / PG

It’s 1183. Though exiled from her husband Henry II’s court, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn) is allowed to visit her husband and sons at the holidays. Because Henry (Peter O’Toole) is about to name his successor, the court fills up with schemers set on promoting their favorite for king among Eleanor and Henry’s three sons.

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Movie: Carol (2016)

Friday, December 13   Carol     2016 / 118 min. / R6

The most highly acclaimed film of 2016, this is a 1950’s-era melodrama about a tentative romance between a well-to-do NYC woman, Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) and Therese  (Rooney Mara), a salesgirl / photographer. The two meet while Carol is shopping for a doll for her daughter at Christmas time, but Carol’s divorce and custody dispute complicate things.

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Movie: Holiday (1938)

Friday, December 6   Holiday    1938 / 95 min. / NR

While on holiday, a successful man from humble beginnings, Johnny Case (Cary Grant), asks Julia Seton (Doris Nolan) to marry him. He soon learns that Julia is from a Park Avenue banker’s family. A free thinker, Johnny is not thrilled about that. Then he meets Julia’s older sister, Linda (Katharine Hepburn), and starts to enjoy himself.

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