Movie

Richard III @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.  The library has celebrated Shakespeare this year with live theater and the BBC series "Playing Shakespeare".  As the year draws to a close, we'll watch four unusual film productions in our mini film festival, "Shakespeare Outside the Box"

We begin with Sir Ian McKellen as Richard III, set in a fascist 1930's Britain.  Stay for a brief discussion after the film, released in 1995.

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Banned Books Week Celebration @THP South

Celebrate Banned Books Week with wizarding fun for the whole family. We will show a movie based on one of the most banned books of the last decade (can you guess what it is?) while you have snacks, make crafts and celebrate intellectual freedom. Suitable for adults, teens & children comfortable with PG rated films. For more information call the branch at (510) 981-6260. 

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When We Were Kings

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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A Place in the Middle Screening and Discussion @ Central CCR

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.

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