Great Happening:

Films for Black History Month

Hubbard House hosts films every Saturday afternoon in February

The Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum, 1603 Walnut Blvd., will host free movies during the month of February, Black History month.

Hidden Figures

Saturday Feb.  3rd  at 1 p.m. 

Is the story of 3 brilliant African American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glen, a stunning achievement that turned around the Space Race. The visionary trio crossed all gender and racial lines and inspired generations.  Staring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. 

Black or White 

Saturday Feb. 10 at 1 p.m.

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer co-star in this touching comedy-drama based on real events. When two grandparents (Costner) and (Spencer) engage in a heated custody dispute over their beloved granddaughter, the ensuing legal battle forces them to confront their true feelings on race and forgiveness. Can people from two seemingly different worlds find common ground when nothing is as simple as black or white?

Fences                              

Saturday Feb. 17 at 1 p.m.

Some people build fences to keep people out-and other people build fences to keep people in. Danzel Washington and Viola Davis deliver a “performance-driven masterpiece” of a story set in 1950 Pittsburgh. The film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington’s directorial triumph ”connects with people on a deep, emotional level” and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fences.

Loving                            

Saturday  Feb. 24 at 1 p.m.

In 1958, in the state of Virginia, Richard and Mildred fall in love. The idea of interracial marriage was not only considered to be immoral to many, it was also illegal. In their courtship they face social ridicule and when they go ahead and get married; they are arrested. The couple decide to take their case to the Supreme Court in order to fight for their love and their future. The critics called this a “gripping masterpiece.”

 

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