Please join us on Saturday, February 22 to celebrate Black History Month with these special events. Registration is required—please see information below.
Part 1 - 12:45 - 1:45 PM
U Street Contested Film Screening and Q&A
Join filmmaker Michael T. Barry, Jr. for a screening and Q&A discussion of his short film about the historically significant U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C. and its current battle with gentrification. This exclusive screening is made possible by the Rhode Island Black Film Festival.
Part 2 - 2:00 - 4:45 PM
Green Book Film Screening and Discussion
In this Academy Award-winning movie, “a working-class Italian-American bouncer becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour of venues through the 1960s American South” (IMDb.com). Watch the film and join a discussion about Rhode Island Green Book locations moderated by Ray Rickman and Dr. Catherine Zipf. Green Book is rated PG-13.
Both events are free and open to the public. Registration is required by calling the CPL Central Branch at 401-943-9080 x3 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Please put RIBFF Event in the subject line and let us know if you are attending one or both events.
Cranston Public Library
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd
Cranston, Rhode Island