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Join Us for Virtual Films at Fowler - Extra Added for April

Friday Flicks at Fowler is now called Films at Fowler and the format has changed accordingly. Because we cannot meet at Fowler Library in person in 2021, we will now watch - on your own schedule - selected movies on Kanopy, a free streaming service available to Library patrons. We will then gather on Zoom on scheduled evenings for a lively movie discussion. The theme of the movies this year is Movies Are Your Passport. All six movies are set in a foreign location and culture that has a strong influence in the film. Below are the selected films for January, which are available on Kanopy, and the discussion dates on Zoom. Thanks to the popularity of the program, the presenter Randall Warniers has added extra films to the series for April.

Tokyo Fiancée (2014)

Friday, January 15, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

In this charming 2014 Belgian/Canadian coproduction an adventurous young Belgian woman moves to Tokyo to become more "Japanese."

About Elly (2009)

Thursday, January 28, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

An early feature from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation). Young Iranians on vacation are frantic when a woman in their group disappears.

Bacurau (2019)

Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

Winner of six Cinema Brazil Grand Prize awards, including Best Picture. Mysterious events terrorize a small village in Brazil.

Back to Burgundy (2017)

Friday, February 26, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

Three adult siblings struggle to keep their late father’s winery intact. A gem from French director Cédric Klapisch (L’auberge espagnole).

The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

Thursday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

An award-winning police thriller from Sweden about crime and corruption in Cairo before the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.

The Farewell (2019)

Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

Actress Awkwafina won a Golden Globe for her performance in this heartfelt comedy about family dynamics in Changchun, China.

Films at Fowler EXTRA Added Attractions for April

Lourdes (2009)

Thursday, April 8, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

Directed by Jessica Hausner and starring Sylvie Testud and Léa Seydoux, the film tells the story of a wheelchair-bound woman who comes to the famous city of Lourdes in southwestern France half out of boredom and half out of hoping for a miracle cure. 

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. (Discussion date on Zoom)

Winner of six New Zealand Film Awards and multiple Audience Awards at film festivals, the film is a comedy that tells the story of a rebellious young boy who is placed with foster parents, and who ultimately goes on the lam in the New Zealand bush while authorities search for him. By writer/director Taika Waititi and starring Sam Neill.

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.