On October 30th,1974, perhaps the most famous heavyweight championship boxing match of all time took place in Kinshasa, Zaire: The Rumble in the Jungle" between George Foreman and challenger Muhammad Ali . This documentary explores the relationship between African-Americans and the African continent during the Black Power era in terms of both popular culture and international politics.
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This week we watch the film adaptation of our July 2016 book group selection, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Angelina Jolie directs the film adaptation and the Coen brothers supply the script. Please join us for this free screening.
Ages 10-18. Join the Berkeley Public Library and Our Family Coalition for a showing and discussion of the movie A Place in the Middle. A Place in the Middle is a documentary about a young Hawaiian student who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe, and is supported by her teacher, who understands first-hand what it is like to be "in the middle" of kāne (male) and wahine (female), and by the Hawaiian tradition of embracing those who embody both male and female spirit.
A selection of short films designed to challenge our understanding of fatness, presented by author and activist Virgie Tovar. Featured films include: