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African American Film Series

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

2024-02-29 14:00:00 2024-02-29 16:00:00 America/New_York African American Film Series In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

Thursday, February 29
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-29 14:00:00 2024-02-29 16:00:00 America/New_York African American Film Series In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films. Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library - Meeting Room

In honor of Black History Month, we will be showing a series of films.

"Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary "Mother of the Blues," Ma Rainey. Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio's claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee - who has an eye for Ma's girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry - spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives. Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society's prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis' score.

Ellen Coolidge Burke Branch Library

jlambert@alexlibraryva.org
Phone: 703.746.1704
Fax: 703.746.1775
Branch manager
Jherusha Lambert

Hours
Mon, Apr 08 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 10:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 1:00PM to 5:00PM

About the branch

Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Upcoming Events

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 11:00am
Outdoors
Start your Saturday doing good for your community. Join the Burke Branch walking and litter pickup club.

Sat, Apr 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sat, Apr 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
Join us for a celebration of the Caribbean culture with the sound of a live Caribbean band and featuring flavorful Caribbean food samples.

Sun, Apr 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 15, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 15, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Tue, Apr 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Wed, Apr 17, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meeting Room
Enjoy weekly sessions with other fiber artists. Share your projects or learn new skills. Quilting tutorials will be provided on 1st Wednesday of every month. No registration is required.

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Thu, Apr 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meeting Room
Learn basic line dance steps while you workout to Golden Oldies music. This is a great class for beginners. Bring a friend or come alone. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Thu, Apr 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meeting Room
It’s never too late to take charge of your brain health!

Thu, Apr 18, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room
Please join us for a screening of this 1997 historical drama directed by Stephen Spielberg.

Thu, Apr 18, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn and play Riichi Mahjong, a popular tile-based game from Japan.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Have fun on Fridays after school, building, making, playing word bingo, and winning prizes! Grades K-5. *Includes slime-making every last Friday of the month!*

Sat, Apr 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room
Join us on Saturday mornings in April for a yoga class to practice poses to help kids feel strong and brave. Ages: 4-8

Sun, Apr 21, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 22, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Mon, Apr 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meeting Room
English conversation practice for English language learners. No registration required.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 8:00pm
Burke Adult Services Area
Virginia's Constitution is a traveling exhibition from the Library of Virginia, to mark the 50th anniversary of the state's current constitution.

Tue, Apr 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Meeting Room
Join us for stories, songs, and movement for kids ages 0-5 !

Tue, Apr 23, 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Award-winning author Sydney Dunlap will discuss her novel "It Happened on Saturday" - the story of a 13-year-old girl named Julia who meets someone online who isn't who he says he is.