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


The Genius of Marian
Wednesday, April 12, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This documentary is an intimate and courageous portrait of filmmaker Banker White’s 61-year-old mother, Pam White, who is struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. It integrates home movies, photos and current footage to depict a family’s fight to cope with loss while holding on to its collective memory. Directed by Banker White and Anna Fitch and shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.



From This Day Forward
Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

When director Sharon Shattuck’s father came out as transgender, Sharon was in the awkward throes of middle school. As the Shattucks reunite to plan Sharon’s wedding, she seeks a deeper understanding of how her parents’ marriage, and their family, survived intact. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

Author: Dewey Decimal Diver

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