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KnitFlix:Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Tuesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. KnitFlix kicks off the year with the movie that cemented Marilyn Monroe’s legend as the smartest dumb blonde ever. She and Russell are perfection from beginning to end. 91 minutes. Unrated.

Artskool - Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Saturday, January 21, 2-4 p.m.
Registration Suggested

See and appreciate in a whole new light the hard work of making art. Chuck Close came back from an illness that caused him almost complete paralysis – and began the second great act of his career, creating brightly colored and enormous portraits of his friends and fellow artists. Join us for this showing of the documentary Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress followed by a group discussion. Registration is suggested. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/2387 or call 720-865-1206.

Family Halloween Movie - Spooky Buddies (2011)/Película familiar para Halloween

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a fun and not too scary Halloween movie. Dress in costume if you dare! We'll have some light refreshments to share. Disney's super-cute talking puppies are back in an all-new movie that takes them far across town to a mysterious mansion where something very spooky is going on. With the help of some unexpected new friends, including a friendly ghost, this exciting adventure is howling-good Buddy fun. Running time = 88mins, Rating G Llega para ver una película divertida--y no muy espantosa--para Halloween. Vístete un disfraz--si te atreves. Vamos a compartir refrigerios ligeros.

The Killing Floor (1985)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
This story is one of the few accounts of the early 1900 migration of African Americans from the sharecropper laborers of the south to the industrial labor factories of the north. “The Killing Floor” retells the often brutal and violent beginnings of the U.S. Labor Movement through the eyes of a Southern black sharecropper who finds work in a Chicago slaughterhouse.
118 mins. Rated PG

Freedom Song (2000)

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road & "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011" http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Starring Danny Glover Freedom Song, is a stirring chronicle of unsung small-town citizens who risked their lives to bring change at the grassroots level during the Civil Rights Movement.
150 mins, Not Rated

Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road and "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011" http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

The American Civil Rights Movement through its music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in meetings, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. Features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists; archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders. Discussion to follow led by donnie l. betts
82 mins, Not Rated

Rebels Remembered, Part Three: My Neighborhood School (2007)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road and "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011" http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Explores the last century of education change in the Denver area schools. My Neighborhood School traces the evolution through de facto segregation, bussing and white flight. Interviews reveal the forces at work on administrators, politicians, students, teachers and parents as our communities evolved.
60 mins, Not Rated

Rebels Remembered, Part One: Civil Rights Movement in Colorado (2007)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road and "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011" http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

The civil rights movement of the 1960's in the Denver metro area brought about significant changes in employment, housing, voting, and education. Some do not know of the contributions of C.O.R.E. during the 1950s and 1960s.
60 mins, Not Rated

Freedom Riders - The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE film from PBS (2011)

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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road and "Moving Toward Liberation: Freedom Riders 1961-2011" http://aarl.denverlibrary.org/events_exhibits/freedom.html

Veteran filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s inspirational documentary is the first feature-length film to depict the Freedom Riders group of civil rights activists. Nelson chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds.
120 mins, Not Rated

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