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Library holds Children's Black Film Festival
Press Release 6/22/2000

The Newark Public Library again will be a venue for the 26th Annual Newark Black Film Festival, when it features special children’s films in July. The children’s films will be held at 10:30am in the fourth-floor auditorium of the main library, 5 Washington Street. The library’s schedule will be on Mondays, beginning with July 10; The Newark Museum will show them the following Wednesdays. The Newark Public Library’s schedule follows.

July 10, Stories from the Black Tradition. This series includes A Story—A Story, Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, The Village of Round and Square Houses and Goggles. (Rated G—52 minutes.)

July 17, And The Children Shall Lead. Danny Glover and LeVar Burton star in this story of a young black girl who attempts to advance the rights of Blacks in Mississippi. (Rated G—60 minutes.)

July 24, You Must Remember This. Ella, a budding young basketball star, makes an amazing discovery. (Rated G—102 minutes.)

July 31, Words By Heart. The commandment of “love thy neighbor” clashes with prejudice in this moving drama set at the turn of the century. (Rated G—116 minutes.)

For more information about The Newark Public Library’s children’s schedule, please consult the library’s home page (www.npl.org), or call Michele Cappetta, youth services coordinator, at 973-733-5642. For information about The Newark Museum’s schedule, please call 973-596-6550.

 

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