Center Aisle Cinema – Daniel Boone Regional Library

Center Aisle Cinema

Just like books, film has the power to inform and inspire.

The Columbia Public Library regularly offers 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

Women in Space
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Women in Space” traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some women passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military, and even Lyndon Johnson, as a distraction. It wasn’t until 1995 that a woman piloted a spacecraft. The film includes interviews with a number of first women in space as well as the next generation of women engineers, mathematicians and astronauts. This film by Dyllan McGee and Rachel Dretzin was part of the PBS series “Makers: Women Who Make America.” (2014, not rated, 55 min.)


Apollo 11
Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Filmmaker Todd Douglas Miller has deftly woven archival footage from NASA and the National Archives to tell the story of the Apollo 11 mission from liftoff to landing. This visually stunning film transports you to back to July 1969 and captures the collective excitement our nation’s race to the moon. “Apollo 11” was a favorite at this year’s True False Film Fest and an Official Selection of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. (2019, 93 minutes)