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A girl tracks down her drug-dealer father in this suspensful and Sundance out-break film, nominated for several Academy Awards.
A girl tracks down her drug-dealer father in this suspensful and Sundance out-break film, nominated for several Academy Awards. Anoyomous Content

For every Saturday in June at 2.p.m., Schimelpfenig Library will be showing a free film to the public. The schedule of films includes The Music Man on June 4th and The King and I on June 25th. Click here for more information.

On Sunday, June 12th and July 24th, at 2 p.m., the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft. Worth is showing a free film called “Paris, The Luminous Years: Towards the Making of the Modern”. This film is about Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque’s early 20th century works that centered around Paris and moved the art world toward modernism. This film is shown in partnership with the Lone Star Film Society, Ft Worth’s rising film group that has begun to host an annual festival in November. More details to come on that as it draws closer. The Kimbell will also be showing "Montparnasse Revisited––The Man Behind Picasso: Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler" on Sunday, June 26th. Besides the free admission to the movies, general admission to the Kimbell is always free.

On Tuesday, June 21st at 3 p.m., Plano Public Library is putting on a showing of 13 Going on 30 for teens, grades 6-12. This event is free and teens will make a picture frame and munch on free popcorn while watching this romantic-comedy. Click here for more information.

From Sunday, July 24th to Saturday, July 30th, the Grand Prairie Memorial Library will be putting on the Lois Weber Film Festival to honor past female directors from all different genres and all different cultures. Such modern films like “The Hurt Locker”, “It’s Complicated”, and “Winter’s Bone” are going to be shown, as well as older films like “The Blot” and “Ocean’s Waif”. The library is offering a great deal for this festival – only $6 for a whole day and $36 for the whole week. The deal gets even better if you show your Grand Prairie Library card when you purchase tickets at the box office. For more information on the schedule of films, please click here. Tickets are available for purchase here.

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