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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


February 2020

When We Were Kings movie poster

When We Were Kings
Monday, February 3rd @ 6:30 PM
PG | 1hr 28min | Documentary, Sport | 1996
A Documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, “The Rumble in the Jungle,” between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings movie poster

The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
Monday, February 10th @ 6:30 PM
PG | 1h 50min | Comedy, Sport | 1977
Tired of the bad treatment of his team's owner, charismatic star Negro League pitcher Bingo Long takes to the road with his band of barnstormers through the small towns of the Midwest in the 1930's.

Boss - The Black Experience in Business movie poster

Boss - The Black Experience in Business
Monday, February 24th @ 6:30 PM
TV-PG | 1h 53min | Documentary | 2019
The untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

March 2020

Persepolis movie poster

Featuring an Introduction and Post-Film Q&A with Professor Rebecca Romani
Monday, March 2nd @ 6:30 PM
PG-13 | 1h 36min | Animation, Biography, Drama | 2007
A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Joker movie poster

Monday, March 9th @ 6:30 PM
R | 2hr 2min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 2019
In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter ego: The Joker.

Casablanca movie poster

Monday, Monday, March 16th @ 6:30 PM
PG | 1h 42min | Drama, Romance, War | 1943
A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide if he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco, during WW II.

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood movie poster

Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood
Monday, Monday, March 23rd @ 6:30 PM
R | 2hr 41min | Comedy, Drama | 2019
A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles.

Sorry to Bother You movie poster

Sorry to Bother You
Monday, , March 30th @ 6:30 PM
R | 1h 52min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 2018
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed