Super Cinema Suggests

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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 20, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • November 27, 2020 - 12:00am (ended)
  • December 4, 2020 - 12:00am 
  • December 11, 2020 - 12:00am 
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  • January 1, 2021 - 12:00am 
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  • July 30, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 6, 2021 - 12:00am 
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  • August 20, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • August 27, 2021 - 12:00am 
  • September 3, 2021 - 12:00am 
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  • 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 
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  • 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.

 

November 2020
Movies Suggested for Sheltered-in-Placers

California Typewriter          

2016 / 103 min. / PG


Fascination and fondness for typewriters is the focus of this easygoing film shot substantially at two Berkeley typewriter repair shops. Featuring Tom Hanks, Sam Shepard and others.

 

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

2016 / 114 min. / NR (some mature content)


Famous for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Angelou was the first Black woman cable car operator in San Francisco—and ALSO a renowned writer, poet, actress, civil rights activist, director and Calypso dancer (at the Purple Onion). This is the first biographical film about her.

 

Woman on the Run       

1950 / 77 min. / NR


When a man witnesses a murder in San Francisco, he’s pursued around the city by his wife, the police and the murderer. Features high contrast shots of long gone 50’s era SF.

 

Take This Waltz

2012 / 116 min. / R


A freelance writer (Michelle Williams) realizes she’s not completely satisfied with her marriage when she repeatedly encounters the artist who lives across the street. Directed and written by Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell, Away from Her).

 

Mad Hot Ballroom

(Sadly this title is no longer available thru Kanopy, but we do have the DVD to check out!)

2005 / 105 min. / PG


Students in New York City middle schools learn ballroom dancing and compete in a citywide competition. Charming, touching and funny, this will leave you glowing.

 

A Faster Horse: The History of the Ford Mustang

2015 / 85 min.


Car buffs are likely to relish the thought processes shared by engineers who redesigned Mustang in 2015 — and stories about creation of the original 1964 Mustang.

 

The Farewell           

2019 / 100 min. / PG


A Chinese family gathers together for a wedding, but actually has a purpose they’re all  keeping from Grandmother, the family’s matriarch. Golden Globe winner, subtitled.

 

Films for Biding Your Time
December 2020

Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

2005 / 83 min. / G
A laidback musician in San Francisco befriends and feeds a few wild parrots. Documentary.

 

Cleo from 5 to 7

1960 / 90 min. / Not Rated
Cleo, a Parisian singer, spends nervous hours wandering the city while waiting for biopsy results. Agnes Varda writes and directs, as is her wont in all her remarkable films. Subtitles.

 

Glengarry Glen Ross

1992 / 100 min. / R
David Mamet writes and directs a tense drama about shifty real estate practices in the microcosm of one real estate office. With Jack Lennon, Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris and Kevin Spacey. Boom!

 

I Am Not Your Negro

2016 / 93 min. / PG-13
Using his unfinished novel, Remember This House, the acclaimed James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America. Documentary.

 

Ball of Fire

1941 / 111 min. / Approved by Censors
Note:    In the US, films required approval from censors from about1934 until the Sixties.
To avoid testifying at a trial, a mob moll (Barbara Stanwyck) decides to hide with a group of professors writing an encyclopedia (headed by a character played by Gary Cooper).

 

God’s Own Country

2017 / 107 min. / Not Rated
A young farmer in Yorkshire leads a life of alcohol abuse and casual sex until a Romanian migrant hired on at the family farm convinces him he wants something more.

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