Calendar

Jul
31
Mon
Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema: “Mrs. Katz and Tush” and more… @ Centennial Hall, Main Library
Jul 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Mrs. Katz and Tush

Larnel, a young African-American boy, and Mrs. Katz, an elderly Jewish woman, develop an unusual friendship through their concern for a cat named Tush. 30 min.

You’re Beautiful

Often misjudged, 11-year-old Shola truly knows the internal conflict she faces and the pressures of dealing with the school. 28 min.

White Water

A boy in the Deep South discovers that no matter the fountain, water is water. Thus, begins a journey of self-discovery that is based on a childhood experience of author Michael Bandy. 9 min.

Please note, these films will also be shown on Wednesday, July 26, at 1:00 pm, at the Newark Museum.

Aug
7
Mon
Newark Black Film Festival Youth Cinema: “Queen of Katwe” @ Centennial Hall, Main Library
Aug 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Queen of Katwe

Phiona, a 10-year old girl from Katwe in Kampala, Uganda sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess by missionary Robert Katende. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions opens the door to a bright future and a chance to escape from a life of hardship. 124 min.

Please note, this film will also be shown on Wednesday, August 9, at 1:00 pm, at the Newark Museum.