Library news: Foreign film series returnsThe Two Harbors Public Library’s “Changing Lives, Changing World” cultural film series continues this fall with three responses to economic hard times like those so many of us are facing now.
By: News-Chronicle, Lake County News Chronicle
The Two Harbors Public Library’s “Changing Lives, Changing World” cultural film series continues this fall with three responses to economic hard times like those so many of us are facing now: a dubious new job in Japan (“Departures,” Oct. 13), a marriage of economic convenience in 1988 Czechoslovakia (“Kolya,” Nov. 10), and a road trip with an alienated son across Russia (“Roads to Koktebel,” Dec. 8). All result in unexpected consequences with silver linings.
Next week’s “Departures” addresses a cellist’s response to losing the job he spent his life preparing for and taking on something he never dreamed of. The film balances drama and comedy in its sensitive and moving treatment of a distinctive part of Japan’s culture. It has been called “uncommonly absorbing” (Chicago Sun-Times), “poetic, funny and life-affirming” (Orlando Sentinel), and “unforgettable” (Reel Talk).
All the series screenings are free and begin at 6 p.m. in the library’s community room. Most films in the cultural series have been purchased and become a permanent part of the library’s collection after screening. To get on an e-mail list with more information about the films, past and future, stop by the library or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.