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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

Dear Mr Watterson Free Film Screening: “Dear Mr. Watterson
Wednesday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

“Calvin & Hobbes” dominated the Sunday comics in thousands of newspapers from 1985-1995. When the strip’s creator, Bill Watterson, retired the strip, devoted readers everywhere felt a great void left by Calvin and Hobbes’ departure. Twenty years later we explore why Watterson’s comic strip made such an impact on readers, and why it still means so much to us today.  Adults and teens.

Wonder Women 2Free Film Screening: “Wonder Women!
Wednesday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

We will wrap up our summer film series with “Wonder Women!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines.” This documentary looks at female superheroes, warrior princesses and other icons of women’s empowerment in pop culture. Exploring our nation’s long-term love affair with comic book superheroes, the film raises questions about the possibilities and contradictions of heroines within the genre. Adults and teens.

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