Senior College Foreign Film Festival

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Program Type:

Movie

Age Group:

Adults (Ages 18+)

Program Description

Event Details

Lewiston-Auburn Senior College will partner with the Auburn Public Library again this year to present uplifting films from across the continents.  Expect cinematic excellence, breathtaking scenery, and insights into human nature across cultures, so different yet so universal.  

Each week on Tuesday, February 6 through March 12, we will show a film in person at APL, beginning at 1:00 p.m. (March 5, the start time will be 1:30.) 

A half-hour discussion will follow each movie and will be facilitated by Mary Jane Beardsley and Judy Hierstein.  Mary Jane and Judy have always liked to travel, but when you can't get there in person, visiting through film is the next best thing!

If you are interested in participating in the discussion portion but would like to watch the movie on your own, all movies can be found on Kanopy, available with a library card from either the Lewiston or Auburn Public Library.  If you do not have a library card and are from Auburn, Lewiston, or Minot, you are eligible for a free library card.  Please contact the Lending Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 3.  

Our movie for today will be Captain Abu Raed (run time 1:37):  "When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality."  (from Kanopy.com)

For other ways to watch this movie, visit imdb.com. 

The in-person viewing of the films will take place in the Androscoggin Community Room.  If joining the discussion via Zoom, the link will be emailed to you on the day of this screening.  (If you are planning to join more than one movie discussion, the link will be the same for all 6 movies.)  The discussion for this film will start at approximately 2:45 p.m. 

Registration is required and can be done by visiting the Lewiston Auburn Senior College website.  (You do not need to be a member of LASC to participate in this series.)