20th Series—Fall 2019 / Winter 2020
ADMISSION IS FREE!
Join us Sundays at 7:00 p.m. A discussion will follow each film.
A Man Called Ove
October 13, 2019
Directed by Hannes Holm, 2015, Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, 116 minutes.
A cantankerous widower’s determination to join his wife in the afterlife is surpassed only by his obsession with making sure people obey neighborhood rules that he helped write. Mingling humor, grief and joy, the film weaves a touching love story.
The Children Act
November 17, 2019
Directed by Richard Eyre, 2017, UK, shown with English subtitles, 106 minutes.
Emma Thompson stars as a family court judge in London. While her marriage crumbles, she becomes entangled in a child-protection case involving a deathly ill teenager whose parents eschew medical treatment for religious reasons. Whose decision prevails?
Woman on the Run
January 12, 2020
Directed by Norman Foster, 1950, US, b&w, shown with English subtitles, 79 minutes.
Frank Johnson witnesses a gangland murder. Afraid of the gang and not trusting the police, he goes into hiding. His wife Eleanor (Ann Sheridan) searches for him with help from a reporter (Dennis O’Keefe), and she learns things she never knew about Frank. A gritty and compelling crime drama.
February 9, 2020
Directed by Marleen Gorris, 1995, Netherlands, in Dutch with English subtitles, 103 minutes.
Strong-willed Antonia recalls life on her Dutch farm in the decades after World War II, recounting tales of quirky villagers and of her descendants. Magical and painterly, the film cycles through life’s seasons and passions–planting, harvest, love, hate, sex, birth, death. A paean to independent, spirited women.
Walk on Water
March 8, 2020
Directed by Eytan Fox, 2004, Israel, mostly in English, 105 minutes.
To track down a Nazi war criminal, an Israeli agent befriends his two adult grandchildren. Moving and humorous despite the subject matter, the movie reflects on issues of prejudice, guilt and innocence, friendship, and acceptance.
The Washington Grove Film Society thanks our loyal subscribers and everyone who has attended our films. We are grateful for the support of the Town of Washington Grove and the Recreation Committee.
Prepared by Miriam Bolotin