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Next event (Weekly): January 28, 2022 - 12:00am View all dates

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  • September 4, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • September 11, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • September 18, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • September 25, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • October 2, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
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  • October 30, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 6, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
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  • November 27, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • December 4, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
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  • December 18, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 1, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
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  • January 7, 2022 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 14, 2022 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 21, 2022 - 12:00am (ended)
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"Super Cinema Suggests" is a weekly recommendation of movies available thru Kanopy, a fantastic and free library database available to all with a valid Berkeley Public LIbrary card.  It consists of thousands of independent, international, classic and documentary films.  This series will continue while we are in lockdown, and you are unable to come to the library to enjoy "Super Cinema" proper - a weekly film series normally held at Central on Fridays at 3:00pm.

Here’s how to get started:
1. Go to cityofberkeley.kanopystreaming.com and create an account by clicking on the Sign Up button.
2. Go to your email account to verify your email address.
3. Add your library card number.
4. Start watching videos! You have 10 film play credits available per calendar month.

 

 

January 2022
Cheer for Dark Nights

Mrs.Henderson Presents

2005 / 103 min. / R
It’s 1931, and 70 year old Mrs. Laura Henderson (Judi Dench) is a brand new well-funded British widow. She decides to renovate a defunct cinema as a theater for live performance, with Vivian Van Damm (Bob Hoskins) as its manager. After their first effort fizzles, Mrs. Henderson has an idea that scandalizes London’s Upper Crust. Directed by Steven Frears.

 

The Sapphires

2012 / 103 min. / PG-13
When a down on his luck musician (Chris O’Dowd) hosts a talent contest in a small town in Australia’s outback, he’s not impressed by the winner. Instead, he’s lit up by 4 aboriginal women from one family who perform as a Motown ensemble called The Sapphires. He undertakes to be their manager because the American Army is hiring acts to entertain GIs in Vietnam. This is a lot of fun. The music is really good and the women (Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and  Miranda Tapsell) are fantastic.

 

Woman at War

2016 / 101 min. / NR
Halla (Halldora Geirharosdottir), is a good-natured choir director who’s started the process of adopting a Ukranian child, but she’s also an eco activist with photos of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela on her wall. On a day off she goes hiking in the Icelandic Highlands, carrying a rather large knapsack on her back. Her idea is to disrupt the power supply to an aluminum plant. Her plan requires physical and mental stamina. It also requires the contents of that very large knapsack This is an Iceland / Ukraine production.

 

Sing Street

2016 / 106 min. / PG-13
During a 1980s recession in Dublin, a kid named Conor is moved by his family from a private school to a Catholic high school, where beatings from bullies and humiliations from priests are daily occurrences. When Conor comes on to a punkish girl, he says he plays in a band to impress her.Then he slaps a band together. Clever and funny, this coming of age story generates plenty of joy—and what do ya know? Plenty of enjoyable music.

 

February 2022
African American History Month

Sounder

1972 / 105 min / G
The Morgans are an African American family of sharecroppers during the Depression. One day the father, Nathan (Paul Winfield), returns empty-handed from hunting and commits a petty theft of food. Deputies arrest him and wound his hunting dog, Sounder, who runs away. In Nathan’s absence, Nathan’s wife (Cicely Tyson) tirelessly works the farm and the children quit school to help.

 

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

2002 / 116 min. / PG
The Funk Brothers was Motown’s backup band from 1959 to 1972. Almost anonymous, they played on more #1 hits than the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley combined.
This is their story.

 

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, Part 1   

&

King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, Part 2

1970 /188 min. / NR


Deservedly described as “monumental,” this film contains actual film of all of the most critical events of the Civil Rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. It uses witness statements, but does not use talking heads interpreting events. Because of its scope, the film stands pretty much as an original, accurate source of information about race in America. Highly recommended. Directed by Sidney Lumet.

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