African American History Month Film Series

2020 African American History Film Series at the Main Library

The African American History Month Film Series returns to the Main Library in February 2020 with four critically acclaimed films all based on actual events. This free series is presented in partnership with UofL Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion, with a panel discussion following each film.

Free State of Jones

Sunday, February 2, 2 p.m. • Main Library

A disillusioned Confederate soldier returns to Mississippi to lead a racially diverse militia of men and women in an uprising against the Confederacy. Starring Matthew McConaughey and Mahershala Ali. Directed by Gary Ross.
Rated R | 2h 19m ©2016 ROUTE ONE ENTERTAINMENT

The Best of Enemies

Sunday, February 9, 2 p.m. • Main Library

Civil rights activist Ann Atwater faces off against C.P. Ellis, Exalted Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan, in 1971 Durham, North Carolina over the issue of school integration. Starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Robin Bissell.
Rated PG-13 | 2h 13m ©2019 ASTUTE FILMS


Sunday, February 16, 2 p.m. • Main Library

This Oscar-winning film tells the story of an African American police officer who successfully infiltrates the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Starring John David Washington and Adam Driver. Directed by Spike Lee.
Rated R | 2h 15m ©2018 FOCUS FEATURES

When They See Us (Episode 1)

Sunday, February 23, 2 p.m. • Main Library

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park in this Emmy Award-winning limited series. Starring Jharrel Jerome, Asante Blackk and Caleel Harris. Directed by Ava DuVernay.
Rated TV-MA | 1h 4m ©2018 HARPO FILMS

On-street and Library parking is free on Sundays. Limited handicapped parking is available on the York Street side next to the stairs (no ramp access), with more handicapped parking available on the 3rd & 4th Street sides of the library (ramps available).

Hearing loop technology is available for the hearing impaired. Sign language translators are also available by advanced reservation. Please call (502) 574-1623 to request.


Last Updated: 1/13/20