Movie Loft presents “Party Girl” @ Shadowbox Studio
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Movie Loft checks out 2019 at Shadowbox Studio with a screening of ‘Party Girl’! It is 1995 and the wondrous Parker Posey is Mary, a highly fashionable Manhattan party-thrower that is bailed out of a bind by her godmother. To repay the favor, Mary takes up a job as a library clerk. Along the way there are fabulous club scenes, great music, oddball/high fashion, 90s hilarity, and a falafel subplot.

Directed by Daisy von Scherler Mayer, and with a cast also including Guillermo Díaz, Liev Schrieber, and the director’s mother, it is a must for all librarians and library denizens, especially those wistful of the Dewey Decimal days. Come revisit, or say “He-he-hello”, to this fun and endearing indie romp!

Music about and of “partying” will be spun, along with some jewels of the era, at 7. Hot dogs, and some sort of falafel, will hit the grill then too, with the movie beginning around 8ish. Stick around for more tunes afterwards.

Free, donations appreciated. BYO or sample what’s on-hand!

Black Villains in Film Panel and Viewing of “Glass” Movie @ AMC 17 Southpoint Theater
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Come watch M Night Shyamalan’s new movie “Glass” with your fellow blerds and nerds, and join us beforehand for an in-depth discussion on “Black PTSD and its Effect on Black Villanhood in Film” with our featured guest panelists!! There will be raffles and giveaways but most of all enjoy the company of hanging out with other sci fi fans of color!!

MLK Day Screening: ALTHEA @ The Durham Hotel
Jan 21 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

This MLK Day, Rex Miller will be joining us for a special screening of his 2015 work, ALTHEA. Rex’s documentary follows the incredible story of a tennis legend and Civil Rights trailblazer. Althea Gibson, a truant from the rough streets of Harlem, emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950’s. Althea’s life and achievements transcend sports. Her roots as a sharecropper’s daughter, her family’s migration north to Harlem in the 30’s, her mentoring from Sugar Ray Robinson, David Dinkins and others, her fame that thrust her unwillingly into the glare of the early Civil Rights movement, all bring the story into a much broader realm of African-American History.

ALTHEA aired on PBS in Sep 2015 and toured the country on the festival circuit to great audience and critical response, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary at the 19th American Black Film Festival.

This event is free and open to the public. We especially invite families to join us in learning more about this sports star’s unprecedented achievements and accompanying challenges.

We will be showing ALTHEA twice on Mon, January 21 in the 2nd floor mezzanine events room, including an informal discussion with producer/director/cinematographer Rex Miller following our first showing.

10:30am-12pm – 1st screening

12-12:45pm – Discussion

2-3:30pm – 2nd screening

BAnff Centre Mountain Film Festival @ Carolina Theatre of Durham
Mar 25 all-day

Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Carolina Theatre of Durham at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth.

The 2018/2019 World Tour brings films from the 43rd annual Banff Centre Mountain Film and Book Festival to about 550 communities around the globe. From an exploration of remote landscapes and mountain cultures to adrenaline-fueled action sports, films in this year’s World Tour are sure to captivate and amaze the explorer within you.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out. Reserve your tickets today. For more information visit or call 919.560.3030. This stop on the world tour is hosted by REI Co-op.