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Shakespeare Outside the Box: The Taming of the Shrew @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our final film (for now) in this series is from 1967: Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of  "The Taming of the Shrew", with infamous battling married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor as Petruchio and Kate.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Korol Lir @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our third film in this four film series is from 1971: a Russian language (with subtitles) version of "King Lear" from director Grigori Kozintsev, with a score by Dmitri Shostakovich.  Next up: our final film will be Franco Zeffirelli's  "The Taming of the Shrew", starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, on July 21.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: A Midsummer Night's Dream @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our second film in this four film series is a 1969 "A Midsummer Night's Dream" directed by Peter Hall, starring Diana Rigg, David Warner, Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Helen Mirren.  Next up: a Russian "King Lear", with score by Shostakovich, on June 23.

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Shakespeare Outside the Box: Hamlet @Central CMR

3rd floor Community Meeting Room

"Shakespeare Outside the Box" is a mini-film festival of unusual filmed productions of Shakespeare plays.  Our first film in this four film series is a 1969 "Hamlet" directed by Tony Richardson and starring Nicol Williamson as Hamlet, Anthony Hopkins as Claudius and rock chanteuse Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia. Next up: Peter Hall's 1969 film of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", with Diana Rigg, David Warner, Judi Dench, Ian Holm and Helen Mirren, on May 19.

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Evolutionary Blues @THP South

Join us for a screening of "Evolutionary Blues: West Oakland's Music Legacy", followed by a Q&A with film director Cheryl Fabio and musicians Leon Williams and James Levi. 

Cheryl Fabio's new 90 minute documentary film Evolutionary Blues, is about West Oakland, the Oakland Blues, and how postwar development impacted African Americans and their musical hertiage. 

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"Healing Justice" Film @Central CMR

Join director and producer, Dr. Shakti Butler, for a screening of his new film Healing Justice and a facilitated conversation. Designed for dialogue, Healing Justice addresses the youth-to-prison pipeline, the need for comprehensive criminal justice reform, and highlights the importance of healing methodologies such as restorative justice. Dr. Butler also directed Cracking the Codes: the System of Racial Inequity.

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