• By Don Dwiggins
  • Posted Thursday, February 12, 2009

Film Series celebrates Black History Month

Gain a different perspective on the uniqueness of Black History by attending one of the special films scheduled for screening at the Library during Black History Month. From documentaries to feature films, this series provide thought-provoking insight on the fascinating history of African American history.

The Legend of Bagger Vance
PG 13. Runtime: 126 minutes.
February 14 @ 1 pm. Clemmons

A disillusioned war veteran, Captain Rannulph Junah (Matt Damon) reluctantly agrees the play a game of golf. He finds the game futile until his caddy, Bagger Vance (Will Smith), teaches his the secret of an authentic golf stroke which turns out also to be the secret to mastering any challenge and finding the meaning in life. Mystical adaptation of the 1995 novel by Steve Pressfield.

PG. Runtime 109 minutes.
February 21 @ 1 pm. Clemmons

For anyone who has ever had a dream, and everyone with the courage to stand up for what they believe, comes the real life story of Robert “Radio” Kennedy. Experience Radio’s journey from a man no one understands to the coach no one could live without. Together with head coach Harold Jones; “Radio” inspired a football team to become champions and a town to open their hearts. Unforgettable performances from Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Academy Award nominee Ed Harris will have you laughing, crying and cheering for the man who proved the world’s greatest victories happen in real life. Based on true story.

The Journey of August King
PG-13. Runtime 91 minutes.
February 22 @ 2:30 pm. Central Library Auditorium

Filmed in the Appalachian Mountains, this passionate, uplifting celebration of the human spirit received outstanding acclaim from film critics. North Carolina pioneer August King risks everything to help a slave woman on a courageous—and very dangerous—search for a new life. Desperate yet determined, the two set out on a harrowing journey toward freedom and, in the process, find in each other the strength to overcome incredible odds. Jason Patric, Thandie Newton and Sam Waterston star in The Journey of August King. Presented by the 4th Thursday Book Club.

Tavis Smiley Presents State of the Black Union 2000-06
February 26 @ 4 pm. Carver School Road Library.

Nationally known talk show host Tavis Smiley hosts a thought-provoking look at the state of the Black Union 2000-06.

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys
PG-13. Runtime 111 minutes
February 28. Clemmons

Working class Alice (Academy Award nominee Alfre Woodard) and wealthy Charlotte (Academy Award winner Kathy Bates) are friends and mothers who have supported each other through all that their families have gone through over the years. But now their families are embroiled in new turmoil - with each other. Can the two women save their children from the dark secrets and dirty deeds that threaten to destroy them all?

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