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Mar
26
Sun
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Mar 26 @ 4:30 pm

 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary   In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House, a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of his three close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.  Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. The film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.  And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm

 Oscar nominee for Best Documentary   In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House, a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of his three close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of his manuscript.  Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. The film is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.  And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

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Mar
27
Mon
MIDWIFE
Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm

Sponsored by Juneau Birth Center

Follow Minnesota home birth midwife Sarah Biermeier in her first year as a Certified Professional Midwife, from prenatals to births to postpartums, while also examining what the birth environment looks like in states where home birth midwifery isn’t legal & families are faced with fewer options.

 

Mar
28
Tue
Science on Screen presents THE ABYSS
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm

Science on Screen & Friends of the Library present The Abyss

Science on Screen funds creative pairings of classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.

Yeah, that’s right, James Cameron’s real opus, not that sinking boat crap!  And we got  a submarine!!  Science on Screen pairs cult, classic, & documentary films with associated talks from notables in the science field.  For this classic underwater sci-fi thriller, we’ve asked Michelle Ridgway to present on her work in deep sea Arctic submarine exploration, both manned & unmanned.

 

Mar
29
Wed
THE ABYSS
Mar 29 @ 7:00 pm

 

Yeah, that’s right, James Cameron’s real opus, not that sinking boat crap!  And we got  a submarine!!  Science on Screen pairs cult, classic, & documentary films with associated talks from notables in the science field.  For this classic underwater sci-fi thriller, we’ve asked Michelle Ridgway to present on her work in deep sea Arctic submarine exploration, both manned & unmanned.

 

Mar
30
Thu
GOLD TOWN, THE MOVIE
Mar 30 @ 6:30 pm

Way back in 1996 Lisle set out to make a docudrama of the founding of the city of Juneau, and two years later he had built this theater as a dedicated space for its screening.  We are very proud to return to our roots with this highly entertaining and enlightening 35-minute film which dramatically depicts the famous–and infamous–people and incidents that paved the way for the city of today.

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SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm

OUR PREMIERE CINEMA’S CLASSIC COLLECTIVE FILM is Billy Wilder’s brilliant noir picture, and arguably the greatest movie about Hollywood, Billy Wilder’s masterpiece Sunset Boulevard is a tremendously entertaining combination of noir, black comedy, and character study starring William Holden and silent screen icon Gloria Swanson about aging silent-film star Norma Desmond (Swanson) who ensnares a young, jaded screenwriter (Holden) into her larger-than-life but secluded world.

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Mar
31
Fri
LISLE, THE EARLY YEARS
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm

Shot in 1988 as part of the local late-night show The Overnight Club hosted by Steve Nelson and Charlie Payne.  This episode features a day out on the town with Lisle, who was visiting Juneau while living and working in Hollywood.  While they walk through downtown, they visit past haunts and filming locations, sharing stories of filming projects, which are intercut into the program, including:

  • LOCAL COMMERCIAL & POLITICAL ADS from the 80s for Terry Miller and Morrie Thompson, The Crystal Saloon, The Den (in the Bergmann Hotel), and Alaska Seafood
  • SNAPSHOTS FROM HOME (30 min) A short time-capsule-style documentary made in 1980 for the Juneau Centennial Committee, celebrating Juneau’s 100th year anniversary, showing a day in the life of Juneau.
  • HENRY’S STORY (15 min) Shot in 1973, this short documentary focuses on one of Juneau’s most famous, and infamous, downtown dwellers.lisle 2
LITTLE RED BOOK
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Lisle Hebert, the founder of Gold Town Theater, spent half a decade laboring over his only feature-length film, this romantic tragicomedy of a man desperate to hold on to the woman he adores, even after she leaves him for another man!  Starring an all-local cast, it was all filmed here in Lisle’s hometown, and we are proud to bring it back to his screen.

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THE ABYSS
Mar 31 @ 9:00 pm

 

Yeah, that’s right, James Cameron’s real opus, not that sinking boat crap!  And we got  a submarine!!  Science on Screen pairs cult, classic, & documentary films with associated talks from notables in the science field.  For this classic underwater sci-fi thriller, we’ve asked Michelle Ridgway to present on her work in deep sea Arctic submarine exploration, both manned & unmanned.