"Outstanding" Film Series at Avon Library: Volver

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 6:30pm

Avon Free Public Library presents: “Outstanding” Film Series - Spring 2020

  • Thursday, March 26 @ 6:30 pm – Volver
  • Thursday, April 16 @ 6:30 pm – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Thursday, May 14 @ 6:30 pm – Divided We Fall
  • Thursday, June 11 @ 6:30 pm – Honeyland

Volver, Spain, 2006. Directed by Pedro Almodovar, March 26 @ 6:30

Volver is recognized as one of the best foreign films of the past 20 years. Raimunda and Sole are sisters who live in Madrid. They lost their parents in a fire years ago. Their aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and continues to speak about their mother as if she were still alive. When Paula dies the things change and the past returns in a story of mystery and suspense. Shown with subtitles. Rated R, 2 hours 1 min.

If Beale Street Could Talk, United States, 2018, Directed by Barry Jenkins, April 16 @ 6:30

This film was a major crowd pleaser last year. The story focuses on two young lovers in early1970’s Harlem. Tish, and her boyfriend Fonny, have plenty of time to plan their future. However, their plans are upended when Fonny is arrested and accused of a crime he did not commit. This riveting drama is a story of love and the search for justice. A wonderful script and superb acting make it a must see. Rated R, 1 hour 59 min.

Divided We Fall, Czechoslovakia, 2000, Directed by Jan Hrebejk, May 14 @ 6:30

Set during World War II in Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia, a childless couple, The Cizeks, can only watch while the Jewish family they work for, the Wieners, are sent to a concentration camp.  Years later, the only surviving member of the Weiner family returns to the Cizeks and asks to be sheltered. Knowing that harboring a Jew is punishable by execution, the Cizeks face a decision that was a reality in many parts of 1940’s Europe. Shown with subtitles.

Honeyland, Macedonia, 2019, Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir  Stefanov, June 11 @ 6:30

This documentary follows Hatidze, an old woman, who lives in the wild hills of Macedonia. We follow her as she lovingly cares for her hive of bees from which she extracts the golden honey she sells to buy what she needs. Her life is disrupted when neighbors move in and alter the delicate balance of nature. This incredible story features spectacular cinematography and is certain to transport you to an unimaginable world. Shown with subtitles.

For more information please contact Anna Korkus akorkus@avonctlibrary.info 860-673-9712 ext. 234