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Foreign Film Series at Central Library

Posted on 4/3/2013 by Rob Norwood

Foreign Film Series at Central Library

The world of cinema is coming to the Central Library! These interesting and diverse films from Germany, France and Mexico will take you to different places and times: the world of entertainment in the 1930s in Germany, the beauty of a small Canadian island in the nineteenth century, and a fantasy world in Spain in the 1940s. These films are free and open to the public.

May 6, at 6:45 pm. From Germany. A talented, all male, singing sextet refine their skills and rise to national fame in 1930s Germany. The changing political climate, however, presents unforeseen challenges. Based on a true story. 1997. Rated R. “An extraordinary story.” - Newsday. “Compelling.” - New York Times.
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May 13, at 6:45 pm. From France. A man is sentenced to death on a remote Canadian island in the nineteenth century, and while awaiting the guillotine to be shipped from France, he begins to sway public opinion regarding his execution. This is brought about with the assistance of the Captain's wife, known to the locals as Madame "La." 2000. Rated R. “Beautiful and utterly original.” - Roger Ebert. “A gripping romantic epic.” - Newsweek.
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May 20, at 6:45 pm. From Mexico. In 1944 in Spain, a young girl is uprooted with her mother to her stepfather’s military outpost. The harsh reality of her life there becomes further complicated by her contact with a fantasy world, where she is challenged to complete several difficult tasks. A fairy tale for adults. 2006. Rated R. “A work of stunning imagination.” - Video Librarian. “Two thumbs up.” - Roeper & Scott.
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