University Branch Library to show award winning movie for Black History Month
In recognition of Black History Month, University Branch Library will show an award-winning film on Monday, February 24, beginning at 6:00 pm, in the Small Meeting Room of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land.
The special feature is a 2011 film based on a bestselling book by Kathryn Stockett. The story takes place in Mississippi during the 1960s. Skeeter is a Southern society girl who returns from college determined to be a writer. When she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families, Skeeter turns the town upside-down by crossing unspoken boundaries and shedding light on civil injustices.
Octavia Spenser won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Support Role, and the film was nominated for three other Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture. This movie is rated PG-13.
The movie is free and open to the public. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library. For more information, call the branch library at 281-633-5100 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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