MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Film buffs will want to make sure and catch one of the free upcoming film screenings at the Mount Vernon Public Library on Tuesdays during February.
These are the movies:
- "Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned:" Feb. 2 from 2 to 4 p.m.; featuring Natalie Cole, Laurence Fishburne, and Cecily Tyson. The movie brings Walter Mosley’s acclaimed short story to life in this 1997 film. It tells the story of ex-con Socrates Fortlow. A positive influence on many of his neighbors, he creates a disturbance by refusing to take no for an answer as he repeatedly vies for a job.
- "Supremacy:" Feb. 9 from 2 to 4 p.m.. After a fugitive white supremacist takes him and his family hostage, a black man (Danny Glover) uses their common background as ex-cons to convince his captor not to kill his loved ones.
- "The Great Debaters:" Feb. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. At historically black Wiley College, the debate coach attempts to put his team on equal footing with white colleges in the South in the 1930s when Jim Crow laws were common. Directed by and starring Denzel Washington.
- "Half Past Autumn:" Feb. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m.; Gordon Parks was a great director, writer, and photographer. He worked for Life magazine and was a co-founder of Essence magazine. Narrated by Parks, this film focuses on hundreds of pieces of work that he created throughout his 91 years of life.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.