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Film Program 2017 / 2018

Program Year: 
2017 / 2018
Film Title: 
Manchester By The Sea
Director(s): 
Kenneth Lonergan
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2016
Synopsis: 
A thirty-something man, barely able to cope with his own life, suddenly has thrust upon him care of his 16 year old nephew. The return to his home town reveals possible explanations for his brooding, irritable, isolated character as it exposes him to buried memories of an unspeakable tragedy.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-10-06 19:00
Discussant: 
Sue Baxt
Film Title: 
Florence Foster Jenkins
Director(s): 
Stephen Frears
Film Origin: 
UK
Film Release Year: 
2016
Synopsis: 
Volce dulce only to the angels. Florence foster Jenkins could not sing.
Nonetheless, her life soared in celebration of music and revealed its potent capacity to celebrate the soul.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-11-03 19:00
Discussant: 
Arthur Leonoff
Film Title: 
Lion
Director(s): 
Garth Davis
Film Origin: 
UK,m Australia, USA
Film Release Year: 
2016
Synopsis: 
Saroo, a youth adopted into an Australian family, contends he has ' feelings and memories' from his boyhood. With the help of Google, he pursues his lost loves in rural India.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2017-12-01 19:00
Discussant: 
Diamond Allidina
Film Title: 
The Edge of Seventeen
Director(s): 
Kelly Fremon Craig
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2016
Synopsis: 
A coming of age film that explores what its like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world. The films taps into the mess of insecurities, contradictions, surges of anger and pathos of adolescence.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2018-01-05 19:00
Discussant: 
Mary Eleanor Yack
Film Title: 
Million Dollar Baby
Director(s): 
Clint Eastwood
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2008
Synopsis: 
Maggie wishes to raise herself out of working class and become a prize fighter. She gets Frankie to take her on, and despite being the girl he does not want to train he teaches her about her “left side”. A crisis causes him to care for her in ways suggesting desire and projective identification. He finally experiences her as his dispensable child.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2018-02-02 19:00
Discussant: 
Philip Cheifetz
Film Title: 
The Barbarian Invasions
Director(s): 
Denys Arcand
Film Origin: 
Canada
Film Release Year: 
2003
Synopsis: 
Seventeen years after the Decline of the American Empire, Rémy is terminally ill.  His estranged son is called in to support. This is about the lost illusions of social democracy and history, but also of most illusions as old  friends come to accompany his last moments. Sex drive, vitality, civilization, all the -isms are revised with intelligence, indignation, cynicism, and humor.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2018-03-02 19:00
Discussant: 
André Gagnon
Film Title: 
Moonlight
Director(s): 
Barry Jenkins
Film Origin: 
USA
Film Release Year: 
2006
Synopsis: 
In this tale presented in three acts we are given an intimate glimpse into the early life, and struggles, of a gay African-American growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Miami. The snapshots from childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood are simultaneously beautiful and painful.
Screening Time: 
Fri, 2018-04-06 19:00
Discussant: 
Robert Northey


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