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Ferry Ave. Branch Library Hosts African American Film Festival

Camden County Library System

                                                                  203 Laurel Rd, Voorhees, NJ 08043
NEWS RELEASE February 5, 2013

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

 

Camden County Library observes Black History Month with four movies

 

“Coach Carter” is one of four movies being screened at the Riletta L. Cream Ferry Avenue Branch of the Camden County Library System this February as part of a film festival featuring African American artists of the cinema. Photo courtesy of coachcarter.com .

 

 

 

VOORHEES, NJ – Feb. 5 – In honor of Black History Month, the Ferry Ave. Branch of the Camden County Library System is screening four different films featuring African American artists of the cinema on four consecutive Thursday afternoons starting Feb. 7.

 

“Coach Carter”

Thursday, Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m.

This 2005 film based on a true story. Stars Samuel L. Jackson, portraying Coach Ken Carter of Richmond High School, who made headlines in 1999 for benching his MVP and undefeated team due to poor academics results. … It is considered to be one of Samuel L. Jackson’s greatest performances.

 

“Why Did I Get Married?”

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2:30 p.m.

2007 comedy-drama film adaptation written, produced, directed and starring Tyler Perry. The film is about the difficulty of maintaining a solid relationship in modern times. The film also stars Janet Jackson, Jill Scott, Malik Yoba, Sharon Leal, Tasha Smith, Michael Jai White, Richard T. Jones and Keesha Smith. It earned an Image Award nomination .

 

“The Help”

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m.

This  2011 dramatic film is an adaptation of a novel of the same title by Kathryn Stockett. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about a young white woman, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights era of the early 1960s. This film received four Academy Award nominations.

 

“For Colored Girls”

Thursday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.

2010 drama film adapted from Ntozake Shange’s 1975 stage play. Written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry, it features a cast that includes Janet Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine, Anika Noni Rose, Kimberly Alise and Kerry Washington. The film depicts the interconnected-lives of nine women, exploring their struggles as women of color.

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