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Virtual Film Discussions: Best of 2020’s

Monday December 12 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 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.

Details

Date:
Monday December 12
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

AFPL Adult Programs
Phone:
860-673-9712 ext 4
Email:
avonref@avonctlibrary.info
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