Women's History Month

Women In Cinema Series

Thursdays | 11 AM

Celebrate the legacy of Black films created about brilliant and dynamic African-American women every Thursday!  Visit in person or stream each film from home.

Free and open to the public, registration is required for virtual streaming only.

Schedule

3/4 - The Secret Life of Bees

Haunted by memories of her late mother and abused by her father, 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) runs away with her friend and caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to the South Carolina town that holds the key to her mother's past. There, Lily meets the Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo), who take her in and teach her about beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna.

3/11 - STEP

The senior year of a girls' high school step team in inner-city Baltimore is documented, as they try to become the first in their families to attend college. The girls strive to make their dancing a success against the backdrop of social unrest.

3/18 - Hidden Figures

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

3/25 - Claudine

In the 1970s Harlem, Claudine (Diahann Carroll) is a single mother who endures an exhausting commute to the suburbs where she works as a maid for wealthy families. One day, she meets Roop (James Earl Jones), a charismatic but irresponsible garbage collector. Romance quickly ensues, but Claudine doubts that their relationship is good for her six children, and Rupert, despite his good nature, is reluctant to take on fatherhood.