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Fall Documentary Film Discussion Series (virtual program)
Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 8, 2021
Join us on Monday nights at 7:00 pm this October! View these films at home (check https://www.justwatch.com) for options, and join us for a Zoom discussion on the dates listed below.
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 six years.
October 18- American Factory, 2019 Available on Netflix
In rust belt Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a factory in an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand Americans. Initial hope and optimism fade as the Americans try to meet to the demanding expectations of their Chinese partners. This film masterfully puts a human face on issues of work, the erosion of the middle class and globalization. Watch the trailer here
October 25 – Three Identical Strangers, 2018 – Available on Netflix and Amazon Prime
In 1980 New York, three young men, who were all adopted, meet each other and find out they are triplets who were separated at birth. Their quest to learn about their past leads them to some unexpected places in this riveting film that explores the range of human emotions. Watch the trailer here
November 1 – Time, 2020, Available on Amazon Prime
One of the most acclaimed films of the Sundance Film Festival, Time follows a woman’s quest to free her husband who is serving a 60 year prison term for bank robbery. Hailed as a “poetic ode to perseverance,” Time touches on universal themes such as love, penance and forgiveness. Watch the trailer here
November 8 My Octopus Teacher, 2021, Available on Netflix
Winner of this year’s Academy Award for Best Documentary, My Octopus Teacher features a diver whose connection to an octopus teaches him as much about himself as he learns about the octopus. Breathtaking cinematography is sure to captivate. Watch the trailer here
Please register once for the entire series, even if you cannot attend all four discussions.
Film series sponsored by the Friends of the Avon Library.