Virtual Film Discussions: Best of 2020’s
Monday December 5 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday December 12 2022
In Case You Missed Them: Some Great Films from the 2020’s Discussions will take place on Zoom at 7:00 pm.
View the films at home (check https://www.justwatch.com for options) and join us for a Zoom discussion.
November 28, Parallel Mothers, 2021, Directed by Pedro Almodovar. Two women meet in a hospital room where they are about to give birth. Both are single and pregnant by accident. Little do they realize that this chance encounter will intertwine their lives in ways they could never have imagined. This film features a great performance by Penelope Cruz. In Spanish with subtitles. Available from the library, and for rental on Amazon. Watch the trailer here
December 5, The Duke, 2020, Directed by Roger Michell. Based on a true story that takes place in 1961 England, The Duke follows 60 year old taxi driver Kempton Bunton as he steals a painting from the National Gallery. Bunton agrees to return it if the government is willing to provide free BBC television for the elderly. The film is filled with warmth and humor as this improbable activist captures the admiration of much of England. The film features great performances by Jim Broadbent and Helen Mirren. Available from the library, and for rental on Amazon. Watch the trailer here
December 12, Bergman Island, 2022, Directed by Mia Hansen-Love. This film follows two American filmmakers who retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming films. Spending their days wandering the island separately the lines between reality and fiction blur and tear the couple apart. This drama features excellent performances by Tim Roth and Vicky Krieps. Available on Hulu or for rental on Amazon. Watch 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 6 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.