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Focus on Asia, Four Films for the Fall (virtual film discussions)

Monday, October 16, 2023 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 6, 2023

Focus on Asia, Four Films for the Fall

Join us for a fall virtual film discussion! View the films at home (check https://www.justwatch.com for options) and join us for a Zoom discussion led by Bob Kagan.

October 16, White Tiger, 2021, India, Directed by Ramon Bahrani.  Based on a Booker Prize winning novel, this film explores the social  divide between the haves and have nots as we follow the son of a  rickshaw driver who uses his wits to rise above his social class.  Available for rent on Amazon. View the trailer here.

October 23, Burning, 2018, Japan/South Korea, Directed by Lee  Chang-dong. This Academy Award nominated film follows Jong-su  who bumps into a girl he knew from childhood. She asks him to look  after her cat while she’s away. When she returns she introduces him  to a man who Jong-su feels poses a threat to his old friend. Described  as complex and engrossing, Burning provides poignant insights into  modern day South Korea. Available from hoopla, and for rent on Amazon. View the trailer here. 

October 30, Minari, 2020. South Korea, Directed by Lee Isaac Chung.  Chung tells his personal story as a Korean American who moves to  the Ozarks of Arkansas. With a deft style Chung’s immigrant tale  resonates with its universal themes. Available Available from the library and for rent on Amazon.  View the trailer here. 

November 6, The Life of Pi, 2012, India, Directed by Ang Lee. Pi is the  story of a young man who survives a disaster at sea and finds himself  stranded in a lifeboat for 227 days with a Bengal Tiger. An improbably compelling story and spectacular visuals make this a treat to watch.  Available Available from the library and for rent on Amazon.  View the trailer here. 

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.

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.


Monday, October 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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