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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. Better yet, sign up for our email newsletter so that you receive reminders for upcoming programs directly  in your inbox!

Upcoming Film Programs

Big Men Movie Poster

Free 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 underdeveloped countries like Ghana and Nigeria — and crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama. Filmed both in board rooms and in the bush, this documentary is an insightful look into the oil business and who profits from it. 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.

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