Every Wednesday Movie Matinee
On Wednesdays at 2 pm, Montclair Public Library hosts The Every Wednesday Matinee, a film series presented in its auditorium. In February 2019, we celebrate Black History month. The movies are as follows:
February 6: 12 years a slave — Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Kenneth Williams, Michael Fassbender. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (2013, 134 minutes, color).
February 13: For colored girls – Starring: Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg.
Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact women in general and women of color in particular.
(2010, 133 minutes, color).
February 20: The color purple — Starring: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey.
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades. (1985, 154 minutes, color).
February 27: Selma – Starring: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth.
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. (2014, 128 minutes, color).