The Columbia Library is my favorite place in all of CoMo. On top of having a top notch collection of books and media (including ebooks), they continually produce top notch events. One of my favorites is Center Aisle Cinema. Each month they screen a documentary film for free. This is what’s on tap this Fall: (all Fall films screen at 6:30 on Wednesdays)
September the 14th : From Separate to Equal : The Creation of Truman Medical Centers
The documentary From Separate to Equal: The Creation of Truman Medical Center (57 min.) chronicles the realities of health care in Kansas City at the turn of the 20th century when African-American doctors, nurses and patients were excluded from most hospitals. This film tells the dramatic story of the African-American health care pioneers whose efforts led to the creation of black hospitals and, finally, to the complete integration of the health care system. Discussion will be led afterwards by the film’s creators, Kevin Willmott and Greg Hurd, both of whom have had work showcased at the Sundance Film Festival. They also have had their film C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America shown at the True False Film Fest in 2004. You can learn more about the film on the official Separate to Equal website.
This film is being shown as one of the events connected to our One Read program at DBRL. This year’s One Read book is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. In the coming weeks DBRL will announce other One Read events happening in September.”
October the 12th : Catfish
This popular documentary from last fall is sure to creep anyone who shares information online out. I won’t give away too much but the film centers around a man who develops a friendship with a family online and what he finds out about them when he makes an impromptu visit.
November the 9th : Last Train Home
I am hoping to make it to this one since I missed seeing this documentrary when it was released last year.
Every Spring, China’s cities are plunged into chaos as an astonishing 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year’s holiday. This mass exodus is the largest human migration on the planet, an epic spectacle that reveals a country tragically caught between its rural past