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Fall Documentary Film Discussion Series (virtual program)

Monday, October 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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.comfor 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.


Monday, October 18, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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AFPL Adult Programs
860-673-9712 ext 4
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