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Film Title: Incendies
Director(s): Denis Villeneuve
Film Origin: Canada, Lebanon
Film Release Year: 2010
The secrets of this family which occupy a central Theme in the film facilitate shared denial in the protagonists and shield a reassuring collective consciousness. The search for the truth by the sister and brother incited by the legacy of the mother’s final message leads to the exposure of unthinkable brutality in the context of political upheaval and challenges any sense of stabilizing destiny.
Screening Time: Fri, 2012-11-02 19:00
Discussant: Philip Cheifetz

Film Title: Extremly loud and incredibly close
Director(s): Stephen Daldry
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2011
Oskar Schell has always been an odd, anxious, but precocious boy. His anxieties heightened with his father’s death in the world trade center attacks. A key found amongst his father’s belongings leads Oskar across New York to seek the lock it opens but he is barely prepared for what he finds. Warning: Bring tissue to this film.
Screening Time: Fri, 2012-12-07 19:00
Discussant: Rob Northey

Film Title: The squid and the whale
Director(s): Noah Baumbach
Film Origin: USA
Film Release Year: 2005
Set in Brooklyn in the mid eighties, Director Noah Baumbach’s film perceptively delves into the sometimes unexpected ripple effects of their writer-parents ‘Amicable divorce’ on the coming of age of two teenage brothers.
Screening Time: Fri, 2013-01-11 19:00
Discussant: Mary Eleanor Yack

Film Title: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Director(s): John Madden
Film Origin: United Kingdom
Film Release Year: 2011
A nararative of seven retirees estranged from home, and their evolution as they confront losses, and face challenges of aging in Jaipur Rajasthan.
Screening Time: Fri, 2013-02-01 19:00
Discussant: Diamond Allidina

Film Title: I am love
Director(s): Luca Guadagnino
Film Origin: Italy
Film Release Year: 2009
Tilda Swinton plays Emma Recchi, a russion woman who has married into a wealthy Italian family in Milan and has raised three children. As the family faces various personal, familial and business crises, Emma confronts her personal alienation through seeking the love she has never had. The repercussions break apart the family.
Screening Time: Fri, 2013-03-01 19:00
Discussant: Rosemarie Krausz

Film Title: Footnote
Director(s): Joseph Cedar
Film Origin: Israel
Film Release Year: 2011
This film highlights the struggle of Uriel, scholarly son of Eliezer, a pedantic narcissistic asperger’s-like academic philologist. Relentless and courageous in his pursuit of truth, Eliezer is oblivious to damage done to others. His destructive and stagnant dynamic begins to change only after Uriel’s courageous act of sacrifice in favour of his father which seems rooted more in love than fear. A very engaging film with the backdrop of high end academia as a prop.
Screening Time: Fri, 2013-04-05 19:00
Discussant: Ely Garfinkle

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