Friday Film Club: Black History Month
Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Friday Film Club is an online discussion group for anyone who enjoys critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, and foreign films. Discussions will be led by the Library’s Program Coordinator, Julia Pierce.
In February, the group will be watching and discussing two films in honor Black History Month:
Loving (2016, 2hr 3 min, PG) The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple whose arrest for interracial marriage in 1960s Virginia began a legal battle that would end with the Supreme Court’s historic 1967 decision. Ruth Negga earned an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, while Joel Edgerton scored a Golden Globes nom for Best Actor.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016, 1 hr 34 min, PG-13) Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, this film won a Best Documentary BAFTA and got an Oscar nod for Best Documentary Feature.
Information about how and where to watch the films can be found below. To participate in the group’s Zoom discussion, EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org TO REQUEST A LINK TO THE MEETING. Participants are asked to watch at least one of the films prior to the meeting.
Available on Netflix (with membership), Amazon Prime (w/membership or rent for $3.99), Vudu (rent for $3.99), Apple TV (rent for $3.99), YouTube (rent for $3.99), and be sure to check with your local library.
Available on Kanopy (free with library card), Netflix (with membership), Hulu (with membership), Amazon Prime (free w/membership or rent for $3.99), Vudu (free with ads, or rent for $2.99), Apple TV (rent for $3.99), YouTube (rent for $3.99), and please check at your local library.