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An Award Season Showcase: Best of 2023/Virtual Film Discussions
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, February 27, 2024
An Award Season Showcase: Best of 2023
Join us for a virtual film discussion series! View the films at home (check https://www.justwatch.com for options) and join us for a Zoom discussion led by Bob Kagan. For this series, most of the films will need to be streamed or purchased, as some titles are too new for the library collection, or may have a long hold list.
February 6, Oppenheimer: Directed by Christopher Nolen. Cillian Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. are superb in this film chronicling America’s efforts to develop the atomic bomb. Available at the library, or stream on Apple, Google Play, Amazon.
(We’ll host this discussion even if it snows/the library closes) February 13, Barbie, Directed by Greta Gerwig. To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place unless you have an existential crisis or you’re a Ken. The box office hit of the year is surprisingly subversive as it tackles gender and power issues in contemporary society. Available at the library, or stream on Max, Amazon.
February 20, Anatomy of a Fall: Directed by Justine Triet. In this psychological thriller, a celebrated writer is put on trial when her husband falls to his death from their secluded chalet. What starts as a murder investigation soon becomes a gripping journey into the depths of their marriage. Stream on Apple, Google Play, Amazon.
February 27, Past Lives, 2023, South Korea, Directed by Celine Song. (Title change from Killers of the Flower Moon)
Bob Kagan was Chair of the Communication Department at Manchester Community College for 30 years. In his “unretirement” he teaches Communication courses at Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford. He has been leading film discussions at the Avon Free Public Library for the past 7 years. View the trailer here
Please register once for the series, even if you can’t attend all of the sessions. Zoom links will be sent out before the event.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.
Please register; zoom links will be sent out before each discussion.