Center Aisle Cinema

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 by Dewey Decimal Diver

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! You can also check out previous Center Aisle Cinema films in the library catalog.

Upcoming Film Programs

Raising Bertie
Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

“Raising Bertie” is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural Bertie County, North Carolina. Like many rural areas, Bertie County struggles with a dwindling economy, a declining population, and a high school graduation rate below the state average. This powerful vérité film weaves the young men’s narratives together as they work to define their identities and grow into adulthood while navigating complex relationships, institutional racism, violence, poverty and educational inequity. Directed by Margaret Byrne and shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series. (2017, 90 minutes)


How to True/False
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Get ready for True/False Film Fest with the help of the library, 102.3BXR and KFRU. You’ll get a step-by-step explanation of all things True/False, including a Q&A session with fest organizers and an exclusive sneak peek at a few films before the schedule is released. Find additional parking in the library’s north lot.

Author: Dewey Decimal Diver

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