Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure set amongst sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies. Maki, a boy on the run, meets Zarafa, a giraffe, and Hassan, a nomad who is ordered by the Pasha of Egypt to present Zarafa as a gift to King Charles of France. The three set off on an adventure to cross the Mediterranean in a hot air balloon, but all the while Maki is determined to find a way to bring Zarafa back to her rightful home.
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In remembrance of the legendary David Bowie, we will hold a special screening of 1986's LABYRINTH which propelled the rocker into the minds of young kids everywhere, with his portrayal of Jareth, the baby-snatching Goblin King.
This screening is intended for teenagers. Refreshments will be provided.
Back in 1985, two time travelers bravely hurled themselves into the far-flung future of October 21st, 2015! To celebrate their journey, we will be going back to the future with them at the North Branch!
From 3-5pm, stop by the North Branch to get your picture taken with a real Delorean, just like the one converted into a time machine in the classic comedy-adventure.
Then, at 4:30pm we will begin a special screening of Back to the Future 2, so that we can all collectively wonder at why we don't have flying cars, hoverboards, and self-drying clothing.
Join us for a screening of My Family at South Branch. Free show with no registration or sign-up required.
Come hear Betty Reid Soskin recall Richmond and the Bay Area during World War II. This exceptional speaker and homefront hero will show a short movie of Richmond during the years 1942-1945 and follow it up with an inspiring talk that you must experience. Betty is currently a park ranger at the Rosie the Riveter WWII Homefront National Park in Richmond, and was once employed in the Richmond shipyards during World War II. Her talk will move you.