The Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library offers regular FREE film screenings on Sundays, year-round. This month, the focus is on films about NYC. Sunday, May 6th, the free flick is Crooklyn, Spike Lee’s semi-autobiographical look at life in a Brooklyn family during the 1970s, about a loving but careworn mother who struggles to make ends meet and make a home for her unemployed musician husband and their five children. The heroic mom is portrayed by Alfre Woodward, one of my personal favorite actresses, who just happens to be a four-time Emmy award winner along with multiple other acting awards. The screening is at 2 p.m., but get there earlier for a good seat. The Mid-Manhattan branch of the NYPL is on Fifth Avenue and 40th Street, across from the main branch with the lions out front.
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