Dallas Public Library

Dallas Public Library’s Forest Green and Skillman Southwestern libraries are screening Black films for Black History Month.

So, if you still haven’t checked out the new Forest Green Library, here’s your chance. Both the film screening and discussion will be in the Karen Blumenthal Auditorium.

At 12 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12, there will be a screening of 1967 film In the Heat of the Night. The film stars Sidney Poitier as a Philadelphia police officer accused of murder. After clearing his and another man’s name, Poitier’s character, Virgil Tibbs, team’s up with the police chief who arrested him for murder to find the real killer.

Then, on Saturday, Feb. 19 there will be a discussion covering different firsts in Black movies including first Oscar and first Black actor. Professor Kimberly Hill of UT Dallas will lead the discussion.

Closer to the end of this month, on Feb. 26., there will be a screening of the 2018 film Blindspotting at Skillman Southwestern Library. This film starring David Diggs as Collin sees a man in his last three days of probation making moves with his friends. During a run in his truck, Collin witnesses a police officer shooting a man, which triggers a reevaluation of his friendship with his best friend, Miles.

For more information on any of these events, visit Dallas Public Library events page.