Join us for our Annual Film Series
Seldom Screened Cinema: Scenes from the Diaspora
Free and Open to the Public
An American drama war film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman. The story is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the American Civil War.
122 mins, Rated: R
"Pray The Devil Back To Hell" (2008) is a documentary film that chronicles the actions of the courageous women of Liberia (West Africa) who organized to end the bloody civil war that lasted two decades. Leymah Gbowee, the founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, received the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her work and figures prominently in the film.
A relaxing get-together for knitters and other crafters, KnitFlix meets once a month in the Fresh City Lounge for an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary films. Guests may bring favorite beverages and nibbles, and have been known to comment on the film while it plays – KnitFlix is like going to a friend’s house to watch a film. Grab your knitting and let’s go to the movies!
FILM SERIES: 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Almost Midnight: Camp Cult Sci-Fi Classics
Directed by Don Taylor. Starring Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo.
There really is no escaping this fun, humorous second sequel to the classic Planet of the Apes. And amidst all the great lines and goofy set ups, there seems to be a commentary on being human and humane. Plus the ending is so poignant, you might be just a touch moved by it all. For real. 98 minutes. Rated G. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#escape
Join Fresh City Life for an extraordinary night at the movies. New York author, hostess and trendsetter, Brini Maxwell brings her spin to our showing of the outrageous 1968 Jane Fonda confection, Barbarella, directed by Roger Vadim. The tagline for this film claims that Barbarella is a woman who makes Science Fiction something else," and we decided this film needed a hostess who is something else, too. Style maven Brini Maxwell will be on hand to talk us through Jane Fonda's epic, futuristic turn. Barabarella, Jane and Brini. Hmmm. If our mission is to make a wing-dinger…mission accomplished.