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February 2020

Black History Month Film: “A Raisin in the Sun” (1961)

Tuesday February 4, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Film adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago’s South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations. Starring Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeil, and Ruby Dee. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital

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Black History Month Film: “Glory” (1989)

Tuesday February 11, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Denzel Washington won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in this story about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army’s second African-American regiment in the Civil War. Matthew Broderick stars as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment’s commanding officer, with Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional members of the 54th. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital

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Black History Month Film: “Selma” (2014)

Tuesday February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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Directed by Ava DuVernay, a chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. David Oyelowo, Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo, Giovanni Ribisi, Alessandro Nivola, Tim Roth, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Oprah Winfrey star. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital

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Black History Month Film: “Loving” (2016)

Tuesday February 25, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library Community Room, 33 Summer Street
Bath, United States
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The story of Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving, an interracial couple, whose challenge of their anti-miscegenation arrest for their marriage in Virginia led to a legal battle that would end at the US Supreme Court. Negga was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award. Sponsored by Mid Coast Hospital

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March 2020

Black History Month Film: “If Beale Street Could Talk” (2018)

Tuesday March 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Patten Free Library Community Room, 33 Summer Street
Bath, United States
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A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged 19-year-old Tish and her fiancé, Fonny, who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream. Based on the novel by James Baldwin. Starring Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. Directed by Barry Jenkins.…

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