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Just like books, film has the power to inform and inspire.

Each month at the Columbia Public Library, we offer a free screening of a thought-provoking documentary to help our community delve deeper into contemporary issues. Through this series, we frequently show films that have been celebrated by the True/False Film Fest as well as other highly-acclaimed film festivals. We also partner with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series, to bring you the most relevant and groundbreaking documentaries of the year. Mark your calendars now with our upcoming film screenings!

Upcoming Film Programs

2012 How To T-FHow to True/False
Saturday, February 7
Columbia Public Library
1-2 p.m. –OR– 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The Columbia Public Library will be hosting our fourth annual “How to True/False” with 102.3 BXR and 1400 KFRU. You’ll get a step-by-step explanation of all things True/False, including a Q&A session with fest organizers David Wilson and Arin Liberman. They will also share an exclusive sneak peek at a few films before the schedule is released early next week.

This program is expected to fill up, so we’re offering two sessions: 1-2 p.m. –OR– 2:30-3:30 p.m. Space is limited, so plan to arrive early. For easier parking, consider using the library’s north lot, across from Landmark Bank at the corner of Garth and Walnut.

In celebration of our partnership with the True/False Film Fest, we will be raffling two free Lux passes to one lucky winner. You must register online to enter. These passes, valued at $200 each, will give you nearly unlimited access to the festival’s most popular films and special events. The winner will be selected at random and contacted on Tuesday, February 3. One entry per person, please. You must live in Boone or Callaway County to be eligible.

Dance for MeFree Film Screening: “Dance for Me
Wednesday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In “Dance for Me,” 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers. Strikingly different, Egor and Mie bond over their passion for Latin dance — and for winning. As they head to the championships, so much is at stake: emotional bonds, career and the future. This documentary directed by Katrine Philp is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Adults and teens.

Big Men Movie PosterFree Film Screening: “Big Men
Wednesday, May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library

In “Big Men,” director Rachel Boynton has taken a complex phenomenon — the oil business as it is conducted in under-developed countries such as Ghana and Nigeria — and crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama that is also an enlightening film about the global dealings behind petroleum, a crucial resource that touches everyone’s life. Executive produced by Brad Pitt, this film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2014 True/False Film Fest. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. Adults and teens.

Past Film Screenings

2015 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“Big Men”- May 2015
“Dance for Me” – April 2015
“Rich Hill” – January 2015

2014 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“American Revolutionary” – November 2014
“20 Feet From Stardom” – October 2014
“Glickman” – September 2014
“My Way to Olympia” – August 2014
“Good Fortune” – July 2014
“Particle Fever” – June 2014
“The World Before Her” – May 2014
“Herman’s House” – April 2014
“Ping Pong” – January 2014

2013 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“The Most Dangerous Man in America” – November 2013
“Brooklyn Castle” – October 2013
“The Light in Her Eyes” – September 2013
“Jesse James” – August 2013
“The City Dark” – July 2013
“Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars” – June 2013
“Buck”- May 2013
“The Queen of Versailles” – April 2013
“The Pruitt-Igoe Myth” – February 2013
“The Learning” – January 2013

2012 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“The Way We Get By” – November 2012
“Please Vote for Me” – October 2012
“A Family Undertaking” – September 2012
“Nostalgia for the Light” – August 2012
“Guilty Pleasures” – July 2012
“Battle: Change from Within” – June 2012
“Deadline in Disaster” – May 2012
“If a Tree Falls” – April 2012
“Good Hair” – February 2012
“Biblioburro” – January 2012

2011 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“The Last Train Home” – November 2011
“Catfish” – October 2011
“From Separate to Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Centers” – September 2011
“Mad Hot Ballroom” – August 2011
“Koyaanisqatsi” – July 2011
“Babies” – June 2011
“The Grace Lee Project” – May 2011
“American Shopper” – April 2011
“Neither Here Nor There” – March 2011
“Paper Heart” – February 2011
“Between the Folds” – January 2011

2010 Center Aisle Cinema Films:
“Pressure Cooker” – November 2010
“Food, Inc.” – October 2010
“Talhotblond” – September 2010
“Owning the Weather” – August 2010
“Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea” – July 2010
“Free Swim” – June 2010
“The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” – May 2010
“Mark Twain Tonight” – April 2010
“Radiant City” – March 2010

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