Film Discussion Group (Free)
Lancaster, United States
Join us at the library to talk about great movies. The Film Discussion Group is a movie enthusiasts group that meets one evening every month to watch and discuss a film. The group talks about movie plots and characters and how cinema sends messages to viewers. Films selected will include popular blockbusters, timeless classics, thought-provoking dramas and more.
February 21, 2013
Join us as we screen 2008’s Gran Torino, directed by Clint Eastwood. Disgruntled Korean War vet Walt Kowalski sets out to reform his neighbor, a young Hmong teenager, who tried to steal Kowalski's prized possession: his 1972 Gran Torino. 116 minutes. Rated R.
March 21, 2013-POSTPONED UNTIL SEPTEMBER
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Join us as we screen 2000’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, an imaginative take by the Coen brothers on Homer's epic poem "The Odyssey", set in the deep south during the 1930's. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. 106 minutes. Rated PG-13.
April 25, 2013
The Color Purple
Join us as we screen 1985’s The Color Purple, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film adaptation of Alice Walker’s moving novel, follows the life and trials of a young African American woman, Celie, living in the Deep South in the early 1900s. 154 minutes. Rated PG-13.
May 23, 2013
Join us as we screen 1964’s The Train. As the Allied forces approach Paris in August 1944, German Colonel Von Waldheim is desperate to take all of France's greatest paintings to Germany. He manages to secure a train to transport the valuable art works even as the chaos of retreat descends upon them. The French resistance however wants to stop them from stealing their national treasures but have received orders from London that they are not to be destroyed. 133 min. Unrated.
June 27, 2013
A Clockwork Orange
Join us this summer as we explore Groundbreaking Films. We’re beginning with A Clockwork Orange, directed by Stanley Kubrick. In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem... but not all goes to plan. 136 min. Rated R.
July 25, 2013
Continuing the summer theme of Groundbreaking Films, we’re viewing Orson Welles’ 1941 classic Citizen Kane in July. A group of reporters who are trying to decipher the last word ever spoke by Charles Foster Kane, the millionaire newspaper tycoon: "Rosebud." The film begins with a news reel detailing Kane's life for the masses, and then from there, we are shown flashbacks from Kane's life. As the reporters investigate further, the viewers see a display of a fascinating man's rise to fame, and how he eventually fell off the "top of the world." 199 min. Rated PG.
August 29, 2013
2001: A Space Odyssey
The last film to be featured in the Groundbreaking Films this summer is Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Released in 1968, the movie chronicles humanity finding a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. 141 min. Rated. PG.