Super Cinema @Central

(Weekly event) Jan 08, 2016 to Feb 17, 2017 (ended)View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • January 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 19, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 26, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 4, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 11, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 18, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • March 25, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 1, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • April 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 6, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 13, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • May 27, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 10, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 17, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • June 24, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 1, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 8, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 15, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 22, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • July 29, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 5, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 12, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 19, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 2, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 9, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 16, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 23, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • September 30, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 7, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 14, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 21, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • October 28, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 4, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • November 18, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 2, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 9, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 16, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • December 23, 2016 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 6, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 13, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 20, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • January 27, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 3, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 10, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)
  • February 17, 2017 - 3:00pm-5:00pm (ended)

January 2017

Finding Out, Speaking Up

(Note the change in lineup from what was announced earlier)

Friday, January 6                   Spotlight                                                               (2015 / 128 min. / R / CC)

In 2001 the “Spotlight” investigative reporting team of The Boston Globe uncovered and documented the explosive story of priests’ sexual abuse of children within the Boston area. Portrayed by a fabulous ensemble of actors, including Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo, the team proved that the Boston archdiocese, led by Cardinal Bernard Law, had actively covered up the truth. The film received the Academy Award for Best Picture of 2015.

 

Friday, January 13 Citizenfour (2014 / 113 min. / R / CC)

In January 2013, National Security Agency [NSA] whistle-blower Edward Snowden contacted filmmaker Laura Poitras. On the run, Snowden met with Poitras’s crew in his Hong Kong hotel room to film his revelations about massive, indiscriminate spying being conducted by the U.S. government against its citizens. This thriller of a film, nominated for 23 prestigious awards, of which it won 17, is the result. Rolling Stone says, “Hits you like a cold slap in the face.”

 

Friday, January 20    Good Night, and Good Luck  (2005 / 93 min. / PG / CC)  

Set in 1953, Good Night, and Good Luck focuses on a group of television journalists headed by Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn), whose courageous on-air challenges eventually brought down demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy. The hard-hitting film was deftly directed by George Clooney, who also co-wrote the screenplay and acted the part of Murrow’s producer, Fred Friendly. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (David Strathairn).

 

Friday, January 27 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song   (2007 / 93 min. / PG / CC)

Among those blacklisted during the McCarthy era, singer/ songwriter/ humanitarian Pete Seeger remained on the front lines of justice movements in America for 75 years, singing and seeding courage in people all along the way. Using archival material, concert and TV excerpts, home movies and interviews with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt, the filmmakers deliver what Roger Ebert calls  “a vibrant musical film.” 

 

February 2017

For African American History Month:

Liberty and Justice for All

Special Guest!

Local rights activist Rev. Lynice Pinkard will introduce this month’s films.

 

Friday, February 3 Amistad (1997 / 155 min. / R / CC)

Amistad concerns an American legal dispute arising from the 1839 mutiny aboard La Amistad of free Africans who had been kidnapped for the slave trade. Although flawed by some historical inaccuracy, Steven Spielberg’s film captures the dignity and passion of the accused Africans and their leader, Cinqué (played by Djimon Hounsou of In America), and the determination of white allies to free them. Critics praised the performances of Hounsou and Anthony Hopkins (as John Quincy Adams, former president, who defended the Amistad rebels before the Supreme Court). PLEASE NOTE: Because of its length, the film will screen exactly at 3 p.m.

 

Friday, February 10 The Color Purple (1985 / 154 min. / PG-13 / CC)

Based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer-winning novel, The Color Purple tells the story of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), an abused African American woman, during the first four decades of the twentieth century. She exists under the forces of violence, racism, staggering personal loss, sexism and poverty. She survives, gaining resilience, and is saved by and for love. Both Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey, in their screen debuts, were nominated for Academy Awards. PLEASE NOTE: Because of its length, the film will screen exactly at 3 p.m.

 

Friday, February 17 Do the Right Thing (1989 / 120 min. / R / CC)

On the hottest day of the summer, camaraderie gives way to tension in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. Sal Fragione (Danny Aiello), a white merchant, opens his pizza parlor to the usual back and forth of Black and Latino customers. Someone rags on Sal for only having pictures of Italians on his walls, and things get out of hand. Also with John Turturro, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, and Spike Lee, who also directs.

 

Friday, February 24    Special!!

1) Anne Braden, Southern Patriot (2012 / 77 min. / NR / CC) 

This documentary explores the extraordinary life and legacy of this American civil rights leader. After she was charged with sedition for attempting to desegregate a Louisville, Kentucky neighborhood in 1954, Braden used the attacks to turn herself “inside out” and embrace a lifetime of racial justice organizing matched by few whites in American history. Braden was hailed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail as a white southerner whose rejection of her segregationist upbringing was “eloquent and prophetic.”

AND

  2) Oh Freedom After While (1999 / 56 min. / NR / no CC)

A documentary about the 1939 strike by evicted Black and White sharecroppers. Robin D. G. Kelley of New York University says: ”If ever there were a modern-day David and Goliath story, this is it. An epic tale of courage and perseverance, race and class, imagination and endurance, Oh Freedom completely topples popular romantic conceptions of pastoral America during the Depression and postwar years. Owen Whitfield and the women and men who joined the strike will go down in history as heroes in the struggle for civil rights, human rights, and the rights of working people everywhere."

 

 

Coming Up in March:

In Recognition of Women’s History Month:

Let Us Now Praise Sturdy Women

 

Friday, March 3 The African Queen (1951 / 105 min . / PG / CC)

Missionary (Katharine Hepburn) and steamboat captain (Humphrey Bogart) match wits with German occupiers in Africa during World War I.

 

Friday, March 10 Florence Foster Jenkins (2016 / 111 min. / PG-13 / CC)

A New York heiress (Meryl Streep) aspires to opera fame despite having a poor singing voice.

 

Friday, March 17 Frida (2002 / 123 min. / R / CC)

Artful, dramatic and controversial biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek).

 

Friday, March 24 Winter’s Bone (2010 / 100 min. / R / CC)

Ozark teenager (Jennifer Lawrence) hunts her bail-jumping father to save the family home.

 

Friday, March 31 Gloria (1980 / 123 min. / PG / CC)

Tough New Yorker (Gena Rowlands) becomes protector to a boy orphaned by the mob.