Sunday Movie Club
Sunday December 3, 2017
2:00 PM until 5:00 PM
Back for its second season, mark your calendars to travel with us--through the magic of movies--to Europe, Australia, China, Mexico, India.... All without leaving town. On two Sundays in November, December, January and February we will be showing a feature length movie at the Library at 2 o’clock. A wonderful opportunity to escape for a couple of hours and share a movie with friends and neighbors. After each movie there will be time to socialize and discuss the film. There is no charge for the event. Feel free to bring your own (non-alcoholic) refreshments.
The films are scheduled as follows:
December 3, KING OF MASKS, KING OF MASKS: Director: Wu Tianming Writer: Wei Minglung, 101 minutes - Sichuan, China. 1930. An old curmudgeon in search of an heir; a young child in search of a father. The compelling simplicity and beauty of this film packs surprising emotional power. Wang, the old man, is a performer who plies his craft from village to village along a river. Although his act—the rapid changing of silk masks—is as humble as he, Wang has earned a certain fame and the respect of far more powerful artists. But he has no son to carry on the tradition. Enter the child, whom he buys at a black market and begins to train—only to discover that she is a girl, and thus not eligible to inherit. This poignant story digs deeply into the nature of hope, poverty, loneliness and art—and is sure to take hold of your heart.
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