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Film Program 2016 / 2017

Program Year: 
2016 / 2017
Film Title: 
Phoenix
Director(s): 
Christian Petzold
Film Origin: 
Germany
Film Release Year: 
2014
Synopsis: 

Nelly is an Auschwitz survivor. Her husband, Johnny, does not recognize her with her reconstructed face. Nelly’s friend, Lene, wants her to leave Johnny and join her in Palestine. Is this a love triangle, a hate triangle, or a struggle between identity and death?

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2016-10-07 (All day)
Discussant: 
Rosemarie Krausz
Film Title: 
La vita è bella (Life is beautiful)
Director(s): 
R. Begnini
Film Origin: 
Italy
Film Release Year: 
1997
Synopsis: 

Guido shows wit and determination to convince Dora to marry him. During the war, his uncle and his son are arrested with him and sent to a concentration camp. Dora chooses to accompany them. The son avoids the gas chamber, Guido then tries to hide him as he creates a fantastic game to cover the horrors and misery, and sustain his faith that Life is Beautiful.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2016-11-04 (All day)
Discussant: 
Andre Gagnon
Film Title: 
Brooklyn
Director(s): 
John Crowley
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2015
Synopsis: 

Ellis, a young homesick Irish immigrant , falls in love in her new milieu of 1950s Brooklyn and a Italian local man. This gives rise to a conflict between her apron springs & the Past, versus Eros & the Present.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2016-12-02 (All day)
Discussant: 
Diamond Alidina
Film Title: 
Carol
Director(s): 
Todd Haynes
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2015
Synopsis: 

Therese is a distracted, inexperienced 19 year old; she is young, talented, but unsure. With Carol's encouragement she begins to find herself. Carol is a wealthy, married suburbanite, older, witty, pain-laced, refined, accustomed to money and its prerogatives. The film details their affair in an era when such love was, by necessity, undercover.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-01-06 (All day)
Discussant: 
Susan Baxt
Film Title: 
Love Story
Director(s): 
Arthur Hiller
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
1970
Synopsis: 

True love does not exist except for the ethereal and the poetic. Perfect love, as with Romeo and Juliet, ends in death, grief and Freudian melancholia. When Oliver and Jenny fall into “perfect love” we sense a disaster looming. Investigation of a missed pregnancy presages for us a riven love affair, a terrible loss creating greater intensity of the attachment as we experience it.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-02-03 (All day)
Discussant: 
Philip Cheifetz
Film Title: 
45 years
Director(s): 
Andrew Haigh
Film Origin: 
UK
Film Release Year: 
2015
Synopsis: 

Comfortably off, this provincial English couple have a week to go before they celebrate their 40 wedding anniversary. Their marital contentment will soon be disrupted by an unexpected letter which opens up a huge crevice in their relationship. Two analysts will present the film from the perspective of the husband and the wife.

Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-03-03 (All day)
Discussant: 
Dr. D. Allidina, Dr. M.E. Yack
Film Title: 
Broken Flowers
Director(s): 
Jim Jarmusch
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2005
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-04-07 (All day)
Discussant: 
Robert Northey
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