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Picture This

Picture This is a cinematic celebration that offers a diverse array of both narrative and documentary film. It strives to be socially engaging, culturally relevant, and informative while still being fun and entertaining. Picture This will at times provide added features to its screenings in the form of guest speakers, discussion panels, concerts, and other eclectic programming.
Central Library | Neil Morgan Auditorium
Every Monday @ 6:30 p.m.

Photo of vintage movie projector


The Square movie poster

The Square
Monday, January 7th @ 6:30 PM
R | 2h 31 min | Comedy, Drama | 2017 (Sweden)
A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Lucky movie poster

Monday, January 14th @ 6:30 PM
NR | 1h 28min | Comedy, Drama | 2017
Having outlived and out smoked all of his contemporaries, the fiercely independent Lucky, played by Harry Dean Stanton, finds himself at the precipice of life, thrust into a journey of exploration.

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back movie poster

Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
Screening of the film Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, followed by a post-film discussion with City College Professor of Astronomy, Lisa Will and Professor of Chemistry, Shane Haggard. *This screening and discussion were chosen to highlight the Central Branch’s interactive exhibition, Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds.
Monday, January 28th 6:30 PM
PG | 2h 4min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | 1980
After the rebels are brutally overpowered by the Empire on the ice planet Hoth, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader.


This Month: Three Colors: Blue, White, & Red — Krzysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed trilogy on France’s national motto: Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity

Three Colors: Blue by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colors: Blue (1993)
Monday, February 4th @ 6:30 PM
R | 1h 38min | Drama, Music, Mystery | September 1993
A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child.

Three Colors: White by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colors: White (1994)
Monday, February 11th @ 6:30 PM
R | 1hr 32min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | June 1994
After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her.

Three Colors: Red by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Three Colors: Red (1994)
Monday, February 25th @ 6:30 PM
R | 1h 39min | Drama, Mystery, Romance | November 1994
A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy.
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