$3 members / $4 non-members
Back by popular request, our Summer Film Series will feature two foreign films, on the first two Thursdays in July. Both are on DVD, with subtitles. A discussion follows each film. Please bring your kosher, dairy, brown bag lunch. We'll give you great entertainment, along with coffee and cookies!
Schedule subject to change. Please contact the library for updated information: 718-268-5011 ext. 151, or email email@example.com.
The Lives of Others (Germany, 2006, 137 min.)
July 5, 11:30 a.m.
At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi—East Germany's all-powerful secret police.
The film is an inside look at how a society organized to discover and prey upon human weakness makes everyone a potential suspect and destroys everything it touches.
After Life (Japan, 1999, 118 min.)
July 12, 11:30 a.m.
This beautiful, thought-provoking and unusual Japanese film is about people in Purgatory. One by one, each of them is asked to think about what meant most to them in their lives, to choose one moment to live with through eternity. This is a film that reaches out gently to the audience and challenges us: What is the single moment in our own lives we treasure the most?
"This moving, meditative, humanistic film embraces the mystery of life, and encourages us to think about why we are here, and what makes us truly happy." — Roger Ebert
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