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Virtual Summer Film Discussions: Four Films, Four Countries
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, August 23, 2021
Four Films, Four Countries
View these films at home (check https://www.justwatch.com) for options, and join us for a Zoom discussion at 7:00 pm 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 five years.
Monday, 8/2/21, 7:00 pm
Wild Rose, England, 2018 – Recently released from prison, a 23 year old Scottish woman tries to juggle her job and her two children while pursuing her dream of being a country music star. Watch a breakout performance by Jessie Buckley singing music written by Mary Steenburgen. This uplifting movie has resonated with audiences around the globe. Watch the trailer here
Monday, 8/9/21, 7:00 pm
Cinema Paradiso, Italy, 1988 – Set in Sicily, just after WWII, this heartwarming story focuses on a young boy who falls in love with movies at his local movie house under the tutelage of the theater’s projectionist Alfredo. From a country steeped in great cinema, critics rank this as one of the best. Watch the trailer here
Monday, 8/16/21, 7:00 pm
The Lives of Others, Germany, 2006 – Set in 1984 Germany, a Stasi agent finds himself caught up in the personal lives of a couple he is surveilling and learns as much about himself as he does about the couple. Taut, revealing and sometimes funny, this psychological drama won an Academy Award for Best International Film. Watch the trailer here
Monday, 8/23/21, 7:00 pm
Rabbit Proof Fence, Australia, 2002 – Set in 1931, this film focuses on 3 young half caste Aboriginal girls who are determined to escape from their government run settlement “reeducation” camp. They will navigate the 1800 hundred mile journey by following the rabbit proof fence through the desert. Watch the trailer here
Please register once for the series, even if you can’t attend all four sessions.
Zoom links will be sent out before each discussion.