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.
Screening of the film Gravity, 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 Library’s interactive exhibition, Discover Exoplanets: The Search for Alien Worlds.
Monday, November 5th @ 6:30 PM
PG-13 | 1h 31min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 2013
Two astronauts work together to survive after an accident which leaves them stranded in space.
I Am Not Your Negro
Monday, November 19th @ 6:30 PM
PG-13 | 1hr 33min | Documentary | 2016
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
Monday, November 26th @ 6:30 PM
NR | 1hr 25min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 1956
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. 1950’s noir at its best. Directed by Stanley Kubrick.
Monday, December 10th @ 6:30 PM
PG-13 | 2h 14min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 2018
Screening to highlight the Mission Valley and North University Community branch's "Rising Up: Afrofuturism in Black Panther”, a discussion about the Black Panther graphic novels and movie. A One Book, One San Diego event.
Synopsis: T’Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country’s past.
Talk to Me and post-film discussion with SDSU Professor Rebecca Romani*
Monday, December 17th @ 6:30 PM
R | 1hr 58min | Biography, Drama, History | 2007
Synopsis: The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph “Petey” Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960’s. A One Book, One San Diego event.
*Rebecca Romani is a writer, curator, and documentary filmmaker who lectures on film at San Diego State University and Palomar College.
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.