Super Cinema Suggests

Next event (Weekly): February 26, 2021 - 12:00am View all dates

All scheduled dates:

  • 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)
  • October 9, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • October 16, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • October 23, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • October 30, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 6, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 13, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 20, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 27, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • December 4, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • December 11, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • December 18, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 1, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 8, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 15, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 22, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • January 29, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • February 5, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • February 12, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • February 19, 2021 - 12:00am (ended)
  • February 26, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • March 5, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • March 12, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • March 19, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • March 26, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • April 2, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • April 9, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • April 16, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • April 23, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • April 30, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • May 7, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • May 14, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • May 21, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • May 28, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • June 4, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • June 11, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • June 18, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • June 25, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • July 2, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • July 9, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • July 16, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • July 23, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • July 30, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 6, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 13, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 20, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 27, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • September 3, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • September 10, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • September 17, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • September 24, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • October 1, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • October 8, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • October 15, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • October 22, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • October 29, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • November 5, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • November 12, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • November 19, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • November 26, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • December 3, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • December 10, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • December 17, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • December 24, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • December 31, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • January 7, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • January 14, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • January 21, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • January 28, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • February 4, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • February 11, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • February 18, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • February 25, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • March 4, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • March 11, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • March 18, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • March 25, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • April 1, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • April 8, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • April 15, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • April 22, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • April 29, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • May 6, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • May 13, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • May 20, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • May 27, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • June 3, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • June 10, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • June 17, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • June 24, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • July 1, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • July 8, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • July 15, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • July 22, 2022 - 12:00am 
  • July 29, 2022 - 12:00am 

"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.

 

 

February 2021
A Celebration of African American History Month

 

Banished: A History of African American Expulsion

2007 / 85 min.
From 1960 to 1920 hundreds of U.S. counties expelled all of their African American inhabitants. Here is America’s mostly forgotten history of ethnic cleansing.

 

Last Black Man in San Francisco        

2019 / 121 min.
A homeless man tries to reclaim a  SF house his grandfather built.  Kanopy says, “A wistful odyssey populated by skaters, squatters, street preachers, playwrights and others on the margins.”

 

Rejoice and Shout!  Gospel Music and African American Christianity

2011 / 116 min.
Covers the 200 year history of African American Christianity, featuring legends of Gospel Music including the Staples Singers, the Dixie Hummingbirds and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Joyous and SO-O-O satisfying.

 

Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: The First African American Trade Union in America

1989 / 60 min.
In our very own train station in Oakland, California, A. Phillip Randolph led a 12 year struggle to organize The Brotherhood  of Sleeping Car Porters.

 

I Am Not Your Negro: James Baldwin and Race in America

2016 / 94 min.
Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and flood of rich archival material.

 

March 2021
About Women

Whale Rider

2002 / 102 min. / PG-13
In New Zealand, eleven year old Pai believes she is to be the next chief of her Maori tribe, but the current Chief, her grandfather, believes the Chief must be male. Tenaciously, Pai sets out to change his mind. Written and directed by Niki Caro (North Country and Moana).

 

Girls in the Band

2011 / 81 min. / NR
IMdB summary: The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day.

 

Twentieth Century Women

2016 / 119 min. / R
IMdB summary: The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979. With Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning.

 

Paris Was a Woman

1996 / 75 min. / NR
Critic Elaine Berdon says:
Female (many of them lesbian) artists, writers, photographers, designers, and adventurers settled in Paris between the wars. They embraced France, some developed an ex-pat culture, and most cherished a way of life quite different than the one left behind. Archival footage, music, paintings, literature, and interviews with folks who were there. Berenice Abbott, Gisele Freund, Djuna Barnes, Natalie Barney, Sylvia Beach, Adrienne Monnier, Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Colette, Janet Flanner and others. In addition, Matisse, Picasso, Hemingway, and James Joyce.

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