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Archive for June, 2015

Wednesday Film Screening: Zhao Liang’s Brave Documentary “Petition”

Petition

This Wednesday, June 10, we’ll be showing the film Petition (Chinese language with English subtitles), director Zhao Liang’s eye-opening and acclaimed documentary that was screened at Cannes in 2009. Made over a span of 12 years, it follows those who travel to Beijing in the timeworn Chinese tradition of seeking redress for local injustice. The film is simultaneously a portrait of contemporary hope and heartbreak. (more…)

Bookworm Book Club Selection: The Rest is Weight

The Rest is Weight

Isn’t every bookworm’s dream to read a book and have the opportunity to discuss it with the author? We can help with that. Our next book club meeting, held June 10, will be accompanied by a Q&A with the author, Jennifer Mills. Her book The Rest is Weight is a collection of short stories set in Central Australia, China, Mexico and Russia. We’re proud to call it our next Bookworm Book Club selection. (more…)

Friday Film Night: Lord of the Flies (the original)

Lord of the Flies

This week’s film is the seminal classic Lord of the Flies, in its original 1963 adaptation. A critically acclaimed masterpiece that has stood the test of time and is frequently seen on lists of greatest literary adaptations to the big screen, the plot (familiar to generations of British and American school children) follows a group of children stranded on a deserted island, surviving and embracing the wild in equal measure. (more…)

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