Washington Grove Film Society
18th Series—Fall 2017/Winter 2018
Sundays in McCathran Hall at 7:00 p.m.
A discussion will follow each film.
Purchase the 5-film subscription series.
Send a check for $20, payable to the Town of Washington Grove, to Birgit Henninger, Box 355. Tickets at the door will cost $7. Please support the series and save $3 per ticket by subscribing.
If you miss a film, you can still use the ticket. Bring a guest to a subsequent film this season.
October 15, 2017
Directed by John Carney, 2016, Ireland, English, shown with subtitles, 106 minutes.
What’s the best way to fit in at your new school, face down a bully, impress a girl? Start a band, even if you don’t play an instrument! In this heartfelt and hilarious story, a young man in Dublin finds himself through the music of the 1980’s.
Sita Sings the Blues
November 12, 2017
Directed by Nina Paley, 2009, U.S., English, shown with subtitles, 82 minutes.
Written and drawn by American artist Nina Paley, “Sita Sings the Blues” ingeniously weaves together ancient tales from the Ramayana, jazz vocals of Annette Hanshaw, and events from Paley’s own life. It is a vivid, exuberant work of art.
January 14, 2018
Directed by Fabián Bielinsky, 2000, Argentina, Spanish with English subtitles, 114 minutes.
Deceptions pile on top of duplicities when a couple of small-time swindlers are enlisted in a big-payoff scheme involving coveted rare stamps. With quicksilver performances and sassy twists of the plot, “Nine Queens” surprises its audience again and again.
My Life as a Dog
February 11, 2018
Directed by Lasse Hallström, 1985, Sweden, Swedish with English subtitles, 101 minutes.
Ingemar, 12, is too much for his ailing mother to handle and is sent to country relatives. To fortify himself against life’s vicissitudes, he ponders the worse plight of Laika, the Soviet space dog. This acclaimed coming-of-age movie is both sensitive and charming.
March 11, 2018
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013, Poland, Polish with English subtitles, black & white, 82 minutes.
Poland, 1962. Anna, an orphan, is about to take vows as a nun when she learns from her aunt that her parents were Jewish. Austerely beautiful, the film follows the two women on a journey to the aunt’s childhood village in search of meaning and identity.
The Washington Grove Film Society purchases public performance rights from movie distributors for all of our screenings. The film series is supported by your subscription purchases and by the Town of Washington Grove Recreation Committee.
Prepared by Miriam Bolotin
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