Sunday Family Matinee: Hugo

May 11, 2012

Join us on Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 pm to watch this beautiful, Oscar-winning film based on Brian Selznick’s children’s novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Registration is not required and snacks are welcome! Rated PG.

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Foreign Film & Discussion Series

November 18, 2011

In a Better World (Hævnen)

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, November 20th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this Oscar and Golden Globe winning film from Denmark. In Danish, rated R, 2010. Registration not required, but seating is limited.

Synopsis: Danish director Susanne Bier delves into the realm of fathers, sons and their perceived burden of male responsibility with this Oscar and Golden Globe-winning drama about the interplay between two dysfunctional families. With his father working abroad, bullied Elias (Markus Rygaard) finds solace in a budding friendship with a volatile new student (William Jøhnk Nielsen). But the boys’ shared revenge only seems to invite more violence.


Foreign Film & Discussion Series

May 13, 2011

Iris

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this Oscar-winning film from England. In English, rated R, 2001. Registration not required, but seating is limited.

If you are unable to attend the viewing, you may check the DVD out from the library. (If you are not a member of the Burlington County Library System, check with your own library to see if they carry it or can get it for you.)

Synopsis: Iris Murdoch (Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, in Oscar-nominated roles) was l’enfant terrible of the literary world in early 1950s Britain — a live wire who thumbed her nose at conformity via a voracious and scandalous sexual appetite. In this snippet of her life, an aging Murdoch (Dench) faces the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and the loss of memories about her younger self (Winslet). Jim Broadbent won the Oscar for his portrayal of her husband.


Foreign Film & Discussion Series

November 23, 2010

The Secret in Their Eyes

Please join former Drexel Professor Ramesh Kajaria on Sunday, November 28th at 2:00 pm to watch and discuss this Oscar-winning film from Argentina.

In Spanish w/English subtitles, 2009. Rated R. Registration not required.

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior – both of which still haunt him decades later.

Won the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.