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Women Make Movies: Four Films by Four Female Directors (Virtual Film Discussions)
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Women Make Movies: Four Films by Four Female Directors.
All 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.
February 23 – Lost in Translation, 2003, Directed by Sofia Coppola.
Bill Murray plays a fading actor undergoing a midlife crisis when he forms a bond with a young woman while traveling in Japan. Murray and Scarlett Johansson shine in this comedy/drama where two people from very different backgrounds learn much about themselves. Available at the library, and for rental on Amazon Prime for $3.99. View the trailer here
March 2 – After the Wedding, 2006, Note that this is the original Danish version Directed by Susanne Bier.
Jacob Petersen has dedicated his life to helping street orphans in India. Traveling to Denmark to meet with a donor he is invited to attend the wedding of the donor’s daughter. Here, the past and present collide with life shattering results. A gem of a movie that has captivated audiences worldwide. Available at the library, and for rental on Amazon Prime for $3.99. View the trailer here.
March 9 – Winter’s Bone, 2010, Directed by Deborah Granik.
Set in the impoverished Ozark’s, Jennifer Lawrence stars as a 16 year old who runs her household and takes care of her two younger siblings. Threatened with eviction, she sets out looking for her absent father. Called a gritty drama about blood ties, this award-winning film will have you on the edge of your seat as it explores the range of human emotions. Available at the library, and for rental on Amazon Prime for $3.99. View the trailer here
March 16 – Power of the Dog, 2021, Directed by Jane Campion
If you think of Sherlock Holmes when you think of Benedict Cumberbatch think again. Set in 1925 Montana this western psychological drama features superb performances by Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst. Already being hailed as one of the best movies of 2021 this film explores the code of the old west and the meaning of masculinity. Available on Netflix. 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 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.