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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

Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2008)

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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in the small Mississippi county of Neshoba – the infamous “Mississippi Burning” murders. This documentary tells the story of these three American heroes and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice in a place that is still dealing with the legacy of a violent and racist past.
87 mins, Not Rated

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

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6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Part of Seldom Screened Cinema 2011: The Stony Road
A drama depicting the final murder trial, in 1994, of the Byron De La Beckwith, the white supremacist accused of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers. Two earlier trials had ended in hung juries. Evers’ widow and the assistant district attorney struggle to finally bring the murderer to justice.
130 mins, Rated: PG-13

KnitFlix: Home For The Holidays

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6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Fresh City Lounge

Directed by Jodie Foster. Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft.
Celebrate the holiday that brings us all together for dysfunctionpalooza with this brilliant comedy that immortalizes the modern Thanksgiving. You bring your knitting and we’ll provide the pumpkin pie! 103 minutes. Rated PG-13.

The Kids Are Not Alright: The Exorcist (1973)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Directed by William Friedkin. Starring Ellen Burstyn, Max Von Sydow.
A classic horror film that, after nearly 40 years, still has the power to frighten us. Busy single mom and famous actress Chris MacNeil (Burstyn) realizes her daughter may be hosting an uninvited guest in the form of demonic possession – which, you know, is just going to be weird on the first day of school. 122 minutes. Rated R.

The Kids Are Not Alright: Don't Look Now (1973)

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Starring Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland.
A young couple trying to cope with the loss of their child encounters two elderly sisters – one of whom brings them word from beyond the grave. 110 minutes. Unrated.
When children go bad, the usual suspects in their downfall are rounded up: parents, genetics, family environment, television, video games, the education system. But sometimes the reason a kid goes rogue just can’t be pinned down. Is Junior wreaking havoc because of alien intervention or some evil force – or is it really too many sugary snacks?

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